In a nod to the drama and authenticity of dark, moody tones, chargrilled ingredients and the natural finishes of stone, quartz, oxidised metals and lacquered timber, Caesarstone has signalled a surge in interest in its deepest, darkest quartz surfaces.
Li Edelkoort, foremost global trends forecaster and frequent collaborator with Caesarstone, observes that kitchens are traditionally a very white and antiseptic environment, but in a dramatic shift they are now making a move to the dark side, featuring black quartz or charcoal granite, black cast iron, charred clay pots and scorched ingredients.
“While at first the choice of black for the kitchen seems surprising it is actually logical and connected – it is as stylish as the black bowls and plates we are now choosing to present our food on,” said Li Edelkoort.
Caesarstone features four finishes that it says epitomise the look and have been specifically designed to work with other semi industrial finishes such as burnished metals, lacquered timbers and hand made ceramics.
Vanilla Noir is perhaps the most dramatic – a deep, dense black base with delicate traces of greyed-white veins. Caesarstone’s Jet Black is the ultimate black surface, a seemingly bottomless, rich black that has a subtle, yet consistent patterning.
For a slightly softer take on the dark arts theme, Raven is a deep slate grey – almost black – featuring a quiet dappling that adds texture and a more tactile appearance to the surface.
And for a marbled approach to the dark rituals theme, Caesarstone’s Piatra Grey offers yet another dimension – a smooth deep slate grey with chalky white sporadic veining.
Caesarstone is available in 48 quartz finishes, each of which melds the authentic look of stone or marble with the superior functional benefits of Caesarstone – it is scratch, heat, chip and stain resistant.
Go to www.caesarstone.com.au for more details.