Cosentino Launches Dekton® Pietra Kode in Australia, designed by renowned architect Daniel Germani

Cosentino Group, the global leader in producing and distributing innovative and sustainable surfaces for architecture and design, introduces a new high-performance, ultra-compact stone collection to Australia: Dekton® Pietra Kode, the vision of renowned designer and architect Daniel Germani.



Pietra Kode reinterprets the timeless beauty of three classic Italian stones: Vicenza, Travertine and Ceppo di Gré. Each of these antique natural stones is decoded and then re coded within three Dekton® concrete series, enhancing their properties and the many possibilities for architecture and design. Each colour breathes contemporary elegance into the design, with the rich shades and textures creating a sensory experience beyond what the eye can see. The carbon-neutral Dekton® surface allows the collection to be used in a virtually limitless range of indoor and outdoor applications.

Pietra Kode marks the third collection developed together with designer and architect Daniel Germani. While Germani’s previous “Industrial” and “Chromica” collections for the brand have often had an industrial bent, the seven hues that make up Pietra Kode channel the influence of Vicenza stone, travertine, and Milan’s iconic Ceppo di Gré stone on Italian architecture over the centuries. The moniker Pietra Kode finds its origins in the rich cultural and historical heritage of Italy. It combines the Italian word for stone, “pietra,” with a contemporary nod to the technology it employs, “kode.” This product range draws inspiration from the designs of renowned Italian Renaissance architects such as Andrea Palladio, and reflects Germani’s enduring passion for all things Italian.

“For this collection, I spent a lot of time decoding each stone’s history in Italian architecture and reimagining them in a contemporary design with all of the benefits of Dekton,” said Daniel Germani. “Pietra Kode is a collection that showcases luxury in the small, understated details. It’s designed with the future in mind and compliments any space in a way that won’t go out of style.”

1) VICENZA KODE SERIES: Four warm and versatile colours that reinterpret the code of classic Vicenza stone. With neutral tones reminiscent of the earth and rich design that flows onto the edges, all coexist in perfect harmony and complement cream, wood, and taupe palettes.

VK01 Nebbia is inspired by the texture of Grigio Alpi, with a fine-grained white creamy base dotted with warm taupe hues.

VK01 Nebbia

VK02 Avorio features a light beige shade in an extremely natural finish inspired by the eponymous Avorio stone, an Italian material characterised by the presence of fossil shells.

VK02 Avorio

VK03 Grigio boasts a grey colour scheme and warm nuances. VK03 Grigio draws its inspiration from Grigio Alpi, made popular by the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, who used it in his villas and palaces in the Veneto region. It blends perfectly with creams, woods and taupe colours.

VK03 Grigio

VK04 Grafite combines a mix of black and grey interspersed with whitish and reddish cloud-like patches, channelling the texture of dark, fine-grained limestone.

VK04 Grafite

2) TRAVERTINE KODE SERIES recodes the stone out of which Rome was built, into a new technological vision of the material that made classical art shine and inspired Renaissance architecture. Two elegant designs are full of nuances reminiscent of the sobriety of classic style.

TK05 Sabbia reinterprets Italian Travertine, cut with a vein in its thread that flows through the pieces in a disorderly and colourful way making it perfect for rustic or natural environments.

TK05 Sabbia

TK06 Marmorio takes cues from Travertino Navona, the quintessential Roman stone. Its porous striped structure gives an elegant, bright and lightweight look to any design.

TK06 Marmorio

3) CEPPO KODE SERIES reinterprets the beauty of the Ceppo di Gré stone, often used in architecture in Milan, to design spaces that inspire us and connect us with nature. Like Vicenza Kode, Ceppo Kode also features design along the edges making it ideal for revealing applications.

CK07 Ceppo The distinctive blue-grey multiform structure of the Italian Ceppo di Gré stone inspires this unique colour. An unmistakable pebbled pattern that is ideal for both indoors and outdoors and whose timeless design makes it a perfect choice for a classic or modern look.

CK07 Ceppo

About Dekton® by Cosentino

Dekton® by Cosentino is a revolutionary and innovative Ultracompact stone for architecture and design. It is a sophisticated mixture of minerals made with Sinterized Particle Technology (TSP), and a unique ultra-compaction press process. Its unique set of superior technical properties, such as resistance to UV rays, scratches, stains and thermal shock, and very low water absorption, make Dekton® the perfect surface for a wide range of applications, both indoors and outdoors (facades, paving, cladding, worktops, sinks, etc.). It is manufactured in large-format slabs (up to 320 cm x 144 cm) in five different thicknesses (0.4cm, 0.8 cm, 1.2 cm, 2 cm and 3 cm).

As part of Cosentino’s commitment to sustainability and a circular economic model, all Dekton® colours incorporate 15 – 85% recycled materials from the product’s own manufacturing process. In 2016, Cosentino obtained an Environmental Product Declaration for Dekton®. In 2020, Dekton® earned the Carbon Neutral product certification for its entire colour portfolio, standing out as the only cradle-to-grave carbon-neutral surface. Dekton® brand offers a 25-year warranty.

About Daniel Germani

After earning his architecture degree in his country of Argentina, Daniel spent almost a decade in Europe working in various creative and entrepreneurial endeavours. While his firm is based out of Phoenix, Arizona, Daniel travels the world doing collaborative design work with leading global brands.

He has lectured and led workshops at various international design fairs, as well as sitting on juries for assorted international design competitions. He is also currently teaching industrial design at the prestigious IED (Instituto Europeo del Design). Daniel’s work has been exhibited worldwide and has been awarded numerous international design awards for his highly innovative design projects, which range across furniture, architectural products and accessories. His practice’s unique position within both American and European design culture has given the studio worldwide recognition.

Throughout his career, he has served and is serving as creative director for different international furniture brands and he has developed an in-depth knowledge of the design industry.

His design skills Daniel’s aesthetic is influenced by the Bauhaus, Oscar Neimeyer, Le Corbusier, Mies and Frank Lloyd Wright, and the studio’s philosophy is simple: good design should always be honest and inspiring.

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