In case you missed it, a highlight of the 2017 Interior Design Show in Toronto was Caesarstone’s collaboration with celebrated Spanish artist and designer Jaime Hayon. Inspired by fauna and folklore, Stone Age Folk merged the natural and mythical, and showcased Caesarstone as an essential element in Hayon’s whimsical universe.
“People tend to see Caesarstone as a material that is only used in kitchens, but I looked at it from the viewpoint of an artist and designer. With this in mind, I wanted to create my own imaginative cosmos.”
— Jaime Hayon, Designer
Blending fantasy with functionality, playfulness with craft, and interactivity with cultural references, Hayon’s captivating installation, complemented by surprise operatic performances from Pagliacci, delighted guests and captured joy in stone. His signature smiling characters appeared throughout the space, featuring over 48 different Caesarstone colours. Employing traditional techniques of stone marquetry, the installation elevated Caesarstone to a new level of artistry and exuberance.
Continuing our commitment to innovation and collaboration with leading global designers, we’re excited to be featured at imm Cologne.
The future surfaces at imm Cologne
After the success of last year’s collaboration, Caesarstone returns to the International Interiors Show, imm Cologne, partnering with New York-based designer Todd Bracher to rethink the kitchen and realize his vision of the house of the future. Bracher was named one of Wallpaper* magazine’s Top 100 Global Design Influencers and in 2015, he won International Designer of the Year. His Trea chair design, created for Humanscale, won the coveted Red Dot Best of the Best Award the same year.
Caesarstone in Das House
The Das Haus: Interiors on Stage installation simulates a residential house and every year, a new designer is nominated and given complete creative liberty over all architectural elements, as well as the interior and exterior décor. This year, Todd Bracher uses Das Haus as an experiment in better living. He has created an alternative vision where physical space is combined with psychological space – a home where body and mind intertwine, with Caesarstone at its heart.
Bracher reimagined the traditional home by breaking down layout boundaries and creating three different, overlapping zones, reflective of the daily functions – one for hygiene, one for rest and one for sustenance.
“Traditionally speaking, sustaining focuses on the body and nutrition, however one can argue that mental and emotional sustenance is equally important. That is why we selected the Caesarstone Concrete surface, as it provides a raw, concrete appearance with durable and sustainable quality, whilst incorporating the necessary functions of dining, exploring, creating and sharing.”
Todd Bracher, Das Haus
selected designer for 2017
The conceptual kitchen, or nutrition and sustenance zone, is the largest and most important of the house, featuring a seven-meter-long island created with Caesarstone. A showcase of minimalistic beauty, this focal point was created in 4003 Sleek Concrete, combining the industrial aesthetic of concrete with Caesarstone’s renowned durability, further complementing Bracher’s sustainable vision for the future. With home trends moving more towards open living schemes, the importance of the design aesthetic of the kitchen has become increasingly relevant, making Caesarstone an ideal material to implement throughout the home as the brand continues to be at the forefront of interior design innovation.
Watch the full video with Dezeen Magazine and Caesarstone about the collaboration here.