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Reading: Porcelain – The Love Affair Is Spreading!

Porcelain – The Love Affair Is Spreading!

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The line between functional kitchen space and chill-out living area is becoming increasingly blurred thanks to the emergence of sophisticated surface materials that exude both luxury and longevity.

Porcelain – and its inherent qualities of heat and stain resistance – is the exciting newcomer, thanks in part to its ability to emulate virtually any surface.

Caesarstone® introduced its first collection of Porcelain last year (2022) and has found it is being specified frequently for adjoining living spaces, as the preferred choice for dining tables and built-in furniture, such as cabinets and credenzas.

The kitchen pictured (above), designed by multi award-winning Studio Minosa, demonstrates how Porcelain Striata™, used in the kitchen for both the striking curved island bench and rear countertop, has also been used in the adjoining living space for both the dining table and built-in fireplace surround. The result is one of cohesion and harmony across the two spaces, melding style with functionality.

The success of this kitchen/living design is also due, in part, to the inspired layering of materials, colour and texture. The natural grain patterns of the deep-tone timbers for cabinetry and cladding bring a sense of organic beauty. Texture is introduced in

the form of ribbing – featured in the timber cladding of the island and mirrored in the kit-kat tiled splashback and reed glass cabinetry doors.

The hero of the space is undoubtedly the dramatically striated surface of Caesarstone® Porcelain Striata™ in an Ultra Rough finish. Featuring the appearance of rough hewn stone, bold veins traverse its smoky grey, weathered base, along with prominent markings in rust, chalk-white and burnt orange.

There is much to love about this Porcelain surface – it’s a sustainably sourced and ethically produced material that has superior heat, stain and scratch resistance as well as complete UV resistance (so the same surface can be used on an outdoor kitchen as well).

In keeping with Caesarstone’s environmental sustainability commitment, Porcelain carries the Greenguard, HPD (Health Product Declaration), LBC Red List Compliance (Living Building Challenge), CE (European Conformity) and Kosher certificates of approval.