August 19, 2015
by Canadian Architect
Cosentino, the global leader in natural stone, quartz and architectural surfacing, is opening a Cosentino Centre in Calgary. The new state-of-the-art interactive showroom and warehouse will enhance the kitchen and bath design experience for architects, designers, fabricators, distributors and consumers in the region. The Centre officially opens Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 10301 19th Street NE, Unit 101, T3J.
The Calgary location will be the first Cosentino Centre fully owned and operated by the company in the Canadian market, reflecting the company’s larger strategy to expand and strengthen its position in North America. While the first in Canada, the Calgary Cosentino Centre is one of 34 in North America.
The new facility features a 22,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution space, and a modern showroom that will showcase beautiful displays including an island made of SenSa Blanco Gabrielle and a Dekton outdoor kitchen. Additionally, the Calgary Centre will display the full portfolio of Cosentino brands: Dekton, an innovative and ultra-compact surface with interior and exterior architectural applications; Silestone Natural Quartz, including the Silestone ECO line of recycled surfaces; SenSa® Granite; Scalea Natural Stone; and the Prexury™ Collection, a semi-precious stone line hand-made by expert craftsmen.
“The Canadian design community is an important market for Cosentino,” said Lorenzo Marquez, VP of Marketing for Cosentino North America. “We recognize the large opportunity it offers, particularly in Alberta, and are excited to bring our showroom experience, design knowledge and necessary resources to the area’s architects, designers and consumers.”
The Cosentino Centre concept has proved to be both a valuable and essential resource for both trade professionals and consumers around the world. Visitors are invited to explore and engage in all aspects of the kitchen and bath experience—from material and colour selection to specification and fabrication. More than a showroom, the Centres also serve as an educational and entertainment hub for local industry professionals to attend expert seminars, events and receive training on new production innovations.
“As Cosentino’s presence continues to grow in Canada, it is imperative that we not only provide resources and support for architects and designers, but that we also increase the inventory for our stone fabricator partners, making product more readily available,” Marquez said. “That goal is the guiding vision behind the Cosentino Centre concept.”