Los Angeles, CA – December 14, 2015 - Award winning architect Dan Brunn, AIA, Principal of Dan Brunn Architecture, has joined forces with Caesarstone to create the interactive booth at the upcoming Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2016 in Las Vegas.
Over the course of the show, Caesarstone will celebrate its newest colors throughout the space along with a media bar, informative presentations, a full kitchen featuring a chef and barista, meeting spaces and much more in the masterfully designed booth. Caesarstone will continue its long-standing partnership with BSH and feature Thermador kitchen appliances throughout the space.
Show attendees can see the new and innovative Caesarstone colors at KBIS from January 19-21, 2016 during Design & Construction Week, but until then, Brunn gives exclusive insight into his booth design below. If you will be at KBIS, be sure to stop by booth N1015 on Jan. 20 for a special presentation by Brunn.
1. Describe the Caesarstone booth you have designed for KBIS 2016.
The design intent is to showcase Caesarstone slabs in a new and evocative way, and to celebrate the newest colors. 2016 marks the launch of new colors and textures, so I wanted the design to showcase the product on a large scale. There are large 4' x 8' panel walls that fan out on the main circulation artery of the exhibition space. The entire space is weaved together with fluid dynamism. Curving walls undulate and turn to form individual spaces within the 3,000-square-foot area.
The spaces are:
- Cafe / Bar–a built-in coffee machine area, featuring a barista and bartender. It includes a full kitchen showcase.
- Cooking Kitchen–a working cooking area to invite a chef.
- Lounge–a sofa area for casual meetings.
- One to One–an area for dealers and product reps to sit down with clients and vendors for casual talk.
- Media Bar–a long 12' table with laptops and iPads to sit and display digital galleries. Behind is a TV Panel wall with touch display.
- Concetto Gallery–an intimate gallery space, showcasing the semi-precious line. Slabs are hung on the wall and backlit.
2. What was your inspiration for the space?
Displaying the new colors in an innovative way was my inspiration. I wanted the stone to appear lightweight and really showcase the celebration of new colors. This booth is unconventional by having a core surrounded by a delineated boundary. I wanted to create a unique façade for each of the four sides. Typical booths are more open and don’t create a strong visual presence, instead, they act more like a bazar or simple product display. I wanted to create separate spaces and a strong visual image for the brand. Something people will photograph and remember.
3. What is one of your favorite highlights of the booth space?
One of my favorite highlights is the panel display and fluid walls. Also, the unique experience of walking around the booth, and then entering to experience the product and space.
4. What do you want visitors to take away from visiting the booth?
I’d want visitors to remember the booth’s visual impact and hopefully, have a tactical memory of the product within the space. I think the design elements beg to be touched.
5. How have you worked with Caesarstone before?
I’ve had a relationship with Caesarstone for nearly a decade. I designed their award-winning flagship showroom in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007 and also a few of their offices throughout the country. Now, we’re working on their distribution centers in Chicago and New Jersey.
About Dan Brunn Architecture:
Los Angeles-based Dan Brunn Architecture, founded in 2005 by Dan Brunn, AIA, develops commercial and residential projects worldwide. Brunn utilizes provocative spatial choreography to harmonize light with volume. Inspired by the Bauhaus architecture of his native Tel Aviv, he reinterprets Modernist principles in minimalist designs for living, shopping, and dining. Brunn’s portfolio includes furniture design that addresses the needs of living room, bedroom, and bath with highly functional, sophisticated, and streamlined solutions.
Caesarstone is a leading developer and manufacturer of premium quality quartz surfaces. Established in 1987, the company pioneered the quartz surfaces and continues to manufacture high-quality surfaces utilizing advanced technologies and proprietary knowhow. Caesarstone surfaces consist of up to 93% quartz, retain the cool tactile qualities of nature's strong stones while offering freedom of design with enormous application possibilities including kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, wall paneling, furniture and more. Caesarstone offers a product that is highly functional, design forward and beautiful, all at the same time.
The unique and rich variety of colors, patterns and textures gives each customer the ability to find their ‘ultimate surface’ and create their own unique space. Caesarstone's extensive designs are constantly evolving and developing to meet the latest world trends and the highest level of international quality standards.
Caesarstone Sdot Yam Ltd is a public company (Nasdaq: CSTE) as of March 2012. The company's U.S. subsidiary's headquarters are located in Southern California with distribution centers across the country to serve customers nationwide. In May 2015, Caesarstone opened its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Richmond Hill, GA and now offers products also made in the USA. For more information about Caesarstone, visit the website here, like us on Facebook, connect with us on Twitter, or visit our blog Interior Collective.