Paredes Pedrosa & Dal Co

Interview - 13.08.2019

Paredes Pedrosa & Dal Co In Dialogue

During an encounter with Francesco Dal Co in Milan, Ángela García de Paredes and Ignacio García Pedrosa discussed the essential aspects of their work from a chronological, thematic, and ideological view. The Mondadori Editorial Office, built between 1968 and 1975 by Oscar Niemeyer, holds the conversation between the architects Ángela García de Paredes and Ignacio García Pedrosa and the historian Francesco Dal Co, director of Casabella magazine and great connoisseur of their work.Francesco Dal Co: You both studied at the Madrid School of Architecture, during what years?Ángela García de Paredes: Yes, we started in 1975, a crucial year in Spain. Franco died in November, so the School was closed until January. We met because our last names went together on the class list. We were destined by alphabetical order. FDC: What were the most interesting experiences during this period and what teachers influenced you the most?Ignacio García Pedrosa: We were lucky to be students when three critical professors were still teaching: Francisco Javier Sáenz de

Interview with Benjamin Hubert

Interview - 14.03.2019

Interview with Benjamin Hubert

Cosentino

Cosentino interviews Benjamin Hubert, creative director of LAYER, a stratergic design agency from London. The designer has collaborated with Dekton, creating the installation Raytrace fir the Milan Design Week 2019. How did this collaboration with Cosentino come to life?Benjamin Hubert (BJ): Cosentino came to visit us, came to the studio to see our work, to see our process.  And then, we visited Cosentino to see the factory, to see the production, to see the materials, to see the process… And the meeting of our process and Cosentino’s process came to a conversation where we were talking about: How do we highlight the potential of Dekton®?What was your initial vision for the collaboration?BJ: The material that Cosentino produces is incredible. Dekton® is a result of a lot of pressure, short amount of time, a lot of natural materials, to create a very hard-wearing and highly compact material. And we saw this material and thought it could be used for architectural applications. Its size and gravitas should be exploited, and we liked the idea of a relationship to nature. So, thinking about the world arou

Interview - 21.12.2018

Arik Levy visits Cosentino

Cosentino City Madrid

El artista, diseñador industrial y fotógrafo, Arik Levy visitó el 17 de diciembre Cosentino City Madrid. Nacido en Tel Aviv, Levy se formó en el Art Center Europe de Suiza. Desde su estudio parisino ha viajado hasta Madrid para participar en un conversatorio con Vicente Porres (Noviembre Estudio) sobre el proceso del diseño. Al evento asistieron clientes y colaboradores de Cosentino y se organizó en colaboración con la revista Room Diseño.Arik Levy:“La creación es un músculo sin control. Vemos demasiado, pero no sentimos suficiente, así que cuando diseño intento sentir lo que me conecta con la mente.”“Mi material preferido es la emoción. Si pongo una sonrisa en la cara de alguien, entonces es que algo bueno ha pasado.”

Andoni Luis Aduriz and Cosentino

Interview - 18.02.2018

Andoni Luis Aduriz and Cosentino Topa Sukalderia

Es uno de los cocineros más influyentes a nivel internacional y su restaurante Mugaritz está dentro la lista de los diez mejores del mundo. Andoni Luis Aduriz nos enseña su nuevo proyecto gastronómico en el centro de San Sebastián (España). Se llama TOPA Sukaldería y su interior está revestido con Dekton y Silestone. Tras estudiar hostelería y trabajar en los fogones de Ferran Adrià en El Bulli, comienza su desarrollo en solitario con el proyecto de Mugaritz, que abre en 1998 y desde 2006 cuenta con dos estrellas Michelin. Su inagotable éxito (lleva más de una década en el top 10 mundial según la lista The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards) anima al chef a abrir TOPA Sukaldería.