Caesarstone to collaborate with Snarkitecture for its 2018 Designer Collaboration Programme

Snarkitecture-Image by Noah Kalina

Snarkitecture - Image by Noah Kalina


October 2017: Leading quartz manufacturer Caesarstone announces its collaboration
with New York-based collaborative practice Snarkitecture for their 2018 Designer
Programme. Since 2013, Caesarstone’s Designer Collaboration Programme has pushed the
boundaries of experiential design with work from nendo, Raw Edges, Philippe Malouin, Tom
Dixon and Jaime Hayon.

The 2018 collaboration will focus on the icon of the modern home, the kitchen island.
Over the past 40 years the kitchen has transformed from the private, utilitarian space to the
most public space in the home. It has evolved into a place for entertainment, social
interaction and performances where we demonstrate our ‘professional’ cooking skills, as well
as showcase our high-tech appliances. With water being one of the most important
ingredients in the kitchen, one that is used for a wide variety of cooking techniques and
culinary creations, Snarkitecture will investigate the ‘changing states’ of water in the context
of the kitchen island, as well as look at natural topography.

Over the past five years, each designer collaboration programme has offered a unique,
subjective take on the material. This year’s collaboration will see a realistic and practical
interpretation of Caesarstone, one that looks at the functionality of the kitchen, while
drawing from Snarkitecture’s signature blend of architecture and art. The first installment of
the collaboration will be previewed in January 2018 at the Interior Design Show (IDS),
Toronto, followed by a main large-scale installation during Milan Design Week in April as
part of Fuorisalone.

“The kitchen space is continuing its journey to the centre of the home and, what used to be
the family’s meeting point, is turning out to be a ‘future living room’, a place where we
entertain and host” says Raanan Zilberman, CEO of Caesarstone. “…We are very
interested in the shifting role of the kitchen space and wanted to be leading this discussion
with the help of Snarkitecture, which has been doing exceptional thought-based work at the
crossroad of art and architecture.”

For media enquiries and further information, please contact: Diana Rabba, 
[email protected]

For Canadian media inquiries and for more information on the IDS
installation, please contact: Lindsay Singer, [email protected]

About Caesarstone
Caesarstone manufactures high quality engineered quartz surfaces, which are used in both
residential and commercial buildings as countertops, vanities, wall cladding, floors and
other interior surfaces. The wide variety of colours, styles, designs and textures of
Caesarstone® products, along with Caesarstone's inherent characteristics such as
hardness, non-porous, scratch and stain resistance and durability, provide consumers
with excellent surfaces for their internal spaces which are highly competitive to granite,
manufactured solid surfaces and laminate, as well as to other engineered quartz surfaces.
Caesarstone's four collections of products — Classico, Motivo, Concetto and Supernatural —
are available in over 50 countries around the world.

About Snarkitecture
Snarkitecture is a New York-based collaborative practice established to investigate the
boundaries between art and architecture. The name is drawn from Lewis Carroll’s The
Hunting of The Snark, a poem describing the “impossible voyage of an improbable crew to
find an inconceivable creature.” In its search for the unknown, Snarkitecture creates
architectural-scale projects, installations, and objects. Snarkitecture’s work focuses on the
reinterpretation of everyday materials, structures and programs to new and imaginative
effect. With a conceptual approach centered on the importance of experience, the studio
creates unexpected and memorable moments that invite people to explore and engage with
their surroundings. By transforming the familiar into the extraordinary, Snarkitecture makes
architecture perform the unexpected.