Van Nuys, CA (May. 5, 2009) CaesarStone, the original quartz surface manufacturer and Dwell® magazine announced that Hayato Takahashi’s Curve Table was awarded first place in the Challenge Your Imagination design competition.  Takahashi won the grand prize of $5,000.  The competition required designers to create tables that are sustainable, innovative and challenged conventional thinking about how CaesarStone can be used.

Jonah Takagi’s Deconstructed Prism Table and Sven Schroeter’s Keybeam Table won second and third place respectively; both designers were each awarded a $1,000 prize.

The competition was launched last year at the Dwell on Design® modern design event in Los Angeles and culminated at the 2009 AIA Expo in San Francisco where the final entries were displayed and the top three entries were named. The judging panel which included members of the Dwell and CaesarStone creative teams reviewed 240 entries to select six final designs. All finalists were able to work with a CaesarStone fabricator to actually create their designs. 

The other finalists included Efrain Velez for the O-Lithas Table; Troy Carlson for Table Cleavage; and Eric Mackey for the Turnstone Table.

All finalist tables will be exhibited at the Dwell on Design LA event held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, June 26-28, 2009.

About CaesarStone
CaesarStone is the original quartz surface manufacturer. The company is headquartered in Southern California with offices in Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Diego, CA; Seattle, WA; Miami, FL; New York, NY and Atlanta, GA.  CaesarStone produces premium quartz surfaces, complementing any design application, from traditional to contemporary, for both home and commercial applications. CaesarStone products are available through kitchen and bath retailers, fabricators, architects, designers, builders and distributors nationwide.

Offering a lifetime warranty as of February 15, 2008; their products are nonporous, stain, scratch and heat resistant. CaesarStone has earned the respected Good Housekeeping Seal from Good Housekeeping Research Institute in addition to ISO 14001 (environmental management system), ISO 9002 (quality management standard), GREENGUARD certification, a member of USGBC (The U.S. Green Building Council) and NSF (public health and safety) certification. 

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For more information about CaesarStone and its products, please visit the company’s website at, or call toll-free 877-9QUARTZ (877-978-2789).