Caesarstone Presents Movements by Philippe Malouin

Caesarstone are a leading creator of the highest quality quartz surfaces for kitchen worktops, bathroom vanity tops, furniture, splashbacks and wall panelling. Consistently innovative with their designs and creations, Caesarstone have provided products that blend aesthetic quality, functionality and longevity to create a perfect solution for your kitchen.

Caesarstone’s quartz surfaces are vastly superior to their counterparts, such as natural stone. The surface is created from 93% quartz aggregates, enhanced polymer resins and organic pigments. This combination creates a surface that is incredibly resilient to scratches, chips and heat, making it perfect for use in kitchens and bathrooms alike. The process of production for Caesarstone’s excellent surfaces goes as follows:

Feeding & Mixing

Raw materials undergo inspection, then they are blended together in the mixers.

Moulding

After blending, the mixture is then poured into a mould, forming the slabs.

Pressing

Using a special vacuum, the slab is compacted and then undergoes a vibration process under 100 tonnes of pressure.

Curing

The slabs are then placed in the curling kiln and heated at 90c for 45 minutes. This process is what provides the strength that the surface is known for.

Polishing

The slabs are calibrated, gauged and polished to the correct standard and then made available in a wide range of colours and styles.

The latest installation from the company is by Philippe Malouin and is entitled Movements. It was displayed in Milan’s grand palace, the Palazzo Serbelloni from the 14th-18th of April. The aim of the installation was to look at the unexpected usage of Caesarstone’s materials and their process-based design. The installation will be an interactive one, with an 8-piece swing set being created with materials that are used for the 2015 line of products.

Another room in the installation will showcase the process of experimentation that Philippe Malouin went through before he came up with the finished product. The unique surface material offered by Caesarstone meant that Malouin could try various different techniques and methods before finalising the installation.

The installation was fully interactive, with guests able to swing on the swing sets as if they were back in the playground. The juxtaposition of the materials and the structures they are used for is a key element of the design. Swing sets are typically associated with playfulness and youth, but the dark, minimalist nature of the materials helps them subvert their traditional situations.

Here at Touchstone Worktops, we are proud to be suppliers of Caesarstone surfaces amongst our vast range of high quality quartz, granite and natural stone worktops. If you would like to know more about us or to find out how we can help you, please feel free to get in touch with us today.

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