Caesarstone collaboration with Sebastian Herkner as part of "The Best of” Wallpaper* Handmade, NYC May 2014

SKID, a Caesarstone bench and table duo designed by Sebastian Herkner, was launched in April in Milan as part of Wallpaper* Magazine’s Handmade exhibition.
The pieces, made entirely out of Caesarstone designs, have been selected by Wallpaper* to be presented during NYC design week this May for a “best of” selection of the Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition. In addition, three different Caesarstone surface designs have been selected by Wallpaper for the exhibitions’ display tables and plinths.
The two pieces of furniture apply Caesarstone surfaces to the knock-down design principle applied to ready-to-assemble structures; commonly used for kitchen countertops and wall cladding, the strong, solid Caesarstone surface material is used like wood or paper. Like other renowned designers such as Oki Sato of Nendo, Juergen H. Meyer, and Raw Edges Design Studio, Herkner is taking Caesarstone into furniture design by turning 2D panels into 3D objects.

The designer elaborates: “Caesarstone gave us the possibility to follow our studio’s approach of a material-driven design process. Starting with a material is always a challenge and we use its advantages to develop a new character. Caesarstone is a surface material with a wide range of beautiful colours and patterns - the material itself is extremely durable which allows us to use it in a knock-down principle, yet its surface appears quite warm and soft in its haptic.”
Sebastian Herkner has recently received accolades for his exploration of both traditional and innovative materials, as well as for his examination of industrial and manufacturing processes. He has previously created products for manufacturers such as ClassiCon, Moroso and Sancal. This latest collaboration reconfirms Caesarstone’s position as a leading platform for cutting-edge design, whilst exhibiting the material’s quality, beauty and functionality.
Caesarstone designs being used in the exhibitions: 7150 Mosaici Carbone, 5380 Emporadoro, 5000 London Grey, 6270 Atlantic Salt, Piatra Grey 5003, Frosty Carrina 5141, 5220 Dreamy Marfil.
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About Wallpaper* Handmade
Wallpaper* Handmade is an exhibition dedicated to the marriage of craftsmanship and design. Each year, Wallpaper* magazine commissions select designers and manufacturers to create one-off items of furniture, fittings and more.
About Caesarstone
Caesarstone is a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ. The company’s surfaces and products are sold in over 50 countries worldwide. Established in 1987, Caesarstone pioneered the original quartz surface and continues to be a leading developer and manufacturer of premium surfaces. Caesarstone surfaces consist of up to 93% quartz and utilize advanced technologies and proprietary know-how. The surfaces are highly functional, design forward and have endless application possibilities including kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, flooring, wall panelling, furniture and more. With three diverse collections – Classico™, Motivo™ and Concetto™ there is no limit to choice. The unique and rich variety of colours, patterns and textures gives each customer the ability to find their ‘ultimate surface’ and create their own unique interior environment. Caesarstone's extensive designs are constantly evolving and developing to meet the latest world trends and the highest level of international quality standards.