9 December 2023
RSP is thrilled to jointly announce a collaboration with Cosentino Group, the Spanish global leader in the production and distribution of innovative and sustainable surfaces for the world of architecture and design. The group has added two collections to its Silestone® portfolio, Le Chic and Urban Crush, which feature innovative design processes and leading sustainable technology. This marks the first collections from Silestone® to debut in two years.
“We believe that not all problems require a spatial solution, sometimes, the best outcome can be crafted and artisanal. We wanted to see how we can leapfrog Cosentino’s launch with us as architects, to showcase their products via a designed piece by RSP. We hope that the Sun Bar continues to be a talking point, an experimental piece and about successful collaboration stories”
Celebrating the official launch, an exclusive cocktail soiree called “Sunset Sessions” was held on Thursday, 7 September 2023 at the Cosentino Singapore HQ. The centrepiece of Sunset Sessions is the Sun Bar, a bespoke bar that can be dismantled and assembled using almost 500 modules of Cosentino material samples that form an eye-catching skin. Designed by RSP’s Design Director Mark Wong and Principal Interior Designer Kristine Tagaban, it features a smart lighting control that allows the skin to be backlit according to desired moods.
“The Sun Bar is inspired by the idea of the sun as a living furniture,” says Wong. “Like the sun that changes its colour throughout the day and seasons, we’ve brought this essence into the design of the bar – a design which gathers people around and sparks interaction.”