For the first time in two years, surface brand Cosentino has launched a new product from Silestone®: the Le Chic collection. Still heavily focused on innovation and sustainability, Cosentino, the Spanish global leader in the production and distribution of surfaces for architecture and design, continues to bring fresh options to its offerings with the addition. Effortlessly elegant, the Le Chic collection brings together fashion and design through the use of expressive patterns that feature detailed veining and metallic accents. Silestone®, a leader in quartz countertops, aims to disrupt and create trends with its designs, giving Le Chic’s one-of-a-kind detailing and six shades the ability to add luxury to any interior space with a unique, sophisticated approach.
The beautiful touches woven throughout the Le Chic collection add depth when laid against a backdrop of cream and other rich hues. You might call it veined patterns reborn, as it’s really redefining a timeless classic. The designs of Le Chic revisit shades through a modern interpretation as well, creating a sense of timeless allure partnered with nostalgia.
Modern yet timeless in execution, the six shades of the Le Chic collection bring to life the charm of Victorian and Parisian spaces through the use of emblematic natural, stone-inspired aesthetics. Eclectic Pearl, seen above, is a flowing stream of tones that will hypnotize you with its delicate veining, texture, and metallic accents that descend over the entire surface – like a glittering piece of jewelry.
If gold is your preference, look no further than Versailles Ivory. Filled with warm golden veins and subtle two-toned background marbling, a gradient effect gives the illusion of flickering sparkles.
Alongside Versailles Ivory lies Victorian Silver, soft and subtle with similar two-toned background marbling. The difference lies in the cool white background that blends with silver and gray veins for a result that works seamlessly with both warm and cool tones.
With a visual impact that announces its presence, Bohemian Flame presents subtle veining with metallic inlays of copper shades. It only makes sense that it’s inspired by lava flows that scar volcanic soil, while simultaneously bringing to mind the flame of a candle.
City lights have their moment with Parisien Blue, a deep tone with a strong personality and character inspired by the shades seen in famous Imperial Roman stones combined with ochre veins.
Lastly, there’s Romantic Ash, symbolic of the milky way on a clear, starry night. A blue accent adds extreme depth to the pattern, highlighting the crystal and silver particles making them appear to be in motion.
Sure to become a classic, the Le Chic collection also represents an advancement in Cosentino’s surface manufacturing evolution. The intricate, interlocking veins are made by the brand’s latest molding system, giving life to particles and minerals in a range of sizes to create a new texture. Silestone® is produced through a sustainable manufacturing process – key to all of Cosentino’s products – that uses less than 40% crystalline silica in its composition, 99% reused water, 100% electric energy from renewable sources, and a minimum of 20% recycled materials. This proprietary HybriQ+ Technology® supports Cosentino’s mission for a clean, renewable, and safe surface offering.
“At Cosentino, I believe we must strive to uphold our core values of innovation and sustainability with each product we put forward,” said Valentin Tijeras, Product, Innovation and Quality Vice President at Cosentino. “With Le Chic, we’ve made great strides in terms of surfacing technology by manufacturing the veining in such detail… This is an exciting milestone for the Silestone® portfolio, and we’re proud to be able to continue to manufacture these collections sustainably with our HybriQ+® technology.”
Silestone® products with HybriQ+® technology contain a minimum of 20% recycled materials, such as glass, in their composition. The material is manufactured in two formats – standard and jumbo – with the standard format measuring 53 x 119 inches and the jumbo at 62 x 126 inches. They’re also available in 12 mm, 20 mm, and 30 mm. Due to a variety of thicknesses, Silestone® can be used for kitchen and bath countertops, backsplashes, shower walls, bath podiums, custom sinks, shower bases, wall cladding, fire mantles, stairs, furniture coverings, table plateaus, and more.
Sustainability has been at the heart of Cosentino’s business model since its founding in 1979. The Almeria, Spain-based company has consistently invested in research and development ever since, striving to create environmentally friendly products and processes, as well as environmental conservation. The brand’s production embodies its respect for the environment, making efficient use of natural resources, such as 100% renewable electric energy at its Industrial Park in Almeria and factory in Vitoria, Brazil. In fact, Cosentino has one of the largest self-consumption solar installations in Europe – it’s capable of generating 15% of its annual electricity consumption. In 2022, 197 energy efficiency measures were implemented, saving 18.6 GWh.
All of this said, it should come as no surprise that Cosentino works to minimize and offset the brand’s carbon emissions by monitoring and calculating its carbon footprint annually. In 2022, the brand’s carbon footprint (Scopes 1-2-3) was reduced by 6.1%, achieving a 12.8% accumulated reduction in comparison to 2018. Cosentino even developed an Energy Transition Plan as part of its Carbon Footprint Reduction Plan to accelerate the energy transition and emissions reduction.
Known for its pioneering brands – Silestone®, Dekton®, and Sensa® by Cosentino – Cosentino is leading a new model of circular development aimed at making better use of our resources while finding ways to make today’s waste the resources of tomorrow. That includes 99% recycled and reused water, achieving 0% liquid discharge into rivers and seas, over 15% of waste recycled, and more than 7.5% of recycling raw materials used over total raw material consumption.
As an industry leader, Cosentino’s continued focus on innovative research and development, respect for the environment and sustainability, and an ongoing commitment to society and the communities in which it operates, makes an impact. When combined with the brand’s large catalog of surface options, now including the Le Chic collection, there are multiple reasons to explore and learn more.
To learn more about Cosentino’s Silestone® LeChic collection, visit cosentino.com.