Its history dates back to China in the 16th century BC, but its latest iteration places it at the forefront of today’s modern kitchen design, for all the right reasons.
Porcelain surfaces have opened up a world of possibilities for architects and designers, due in part to their sheer strength and resilience but also for their ability to emulate virtually any other surface, from natural stone and marble to timber, cement and concrete.
Caesarstone, global innovator in sustainable surfaces for interior/exterior, launched its first collection of Porcelain late 2022. With an initial range of 17 surfaces, in both honed and ultra rough finishes, the brand’s Porcelain achieves the ‘impossible dream’ by combining beauty and resilience in a 100% natural material.
Kitchen and dining area featuring Caesarstone Porcelain in Locura and Mirabel
Extreme heat resistance; UV resistance; scratch resistance; stain resistance and household chemical resistance place this virtually indestructible surface at the forefront of design choices for kitchens, bathrooms, outdoor cooking areas and even furniture.
Users can be secure in the knowledge that hot pans, household chemicals and harsh weather will not damage the beautiful colour and finish of Caesarstone Porcelain – in fact it carries a lifetime warranty.
As seen in the kitchen pictured, Caesarstone Porcelain can be used for benchtops and splashbacks (in both kitchens and bathrooms, indoors and out) as well as tables and decorative plinths.
Caesarstone Porcelain Mirabel
In the dining space is an exquisitely sculpted table in Caesarstone Porcelain Mirabel, a 12mm profile porcelain featuring a warm ivory base, traversed by washed clay accents and wide charcoal veins with copper accents. In a honed finish, Mirabel has an overall soft translucency, not unlike alabaster.
The open plan kitchen features a statuesque island bench and rear bench and splashback in Caesarstone Porcelain Locura. Its granite-grey base features striations of chalk white and soft grey along with a patina of aesthetic impurities so often found in natural stone. Teamed with the mid-tone timbers in overhead cabinetry and herring bone flooring, plus the fluted glass sliding doors, the kitchen’s palette is an intoxicating mix of natural textures and earthy hues.
The clever use of Caesarstone Locura for a decorative plinth in the dining room ensures there is a subtle, but unmistakable link between the kitchen and dining spaces.
Caesarstone Porcelain Locura
Each slab of Caesarstone Porcelain is produced from natural materials, such as clay, feldspar and natural oxides. The slabs, with a 12mm profile, provide a far greater opportunity for creativity than many other surfaces. Their 1600 x 3200m size means larger, sweeping expanses of joint-free surfaces can be achieved.
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.
Go to www.caesarstone.com.au for more details.