Caesarstone® Quartz Surfaces To Be Prominently Featured In "Fine Living: 2026" A Live/Work Lifestyle Installation

Sun Valley, CA (Feb. 21, 2006) - CaesarStone® quartz surfaces is proud to announce its participation in "Fine Living: 2026," a live/work lifestyle installation of L.A. DesignWeekTM during NeoCon® West taking place March 27-28. Produced by L.A. Mart® Design Center and Balcony Media's LA Architect and LA Inside magazines, "Fine Living: 2026" is designed by the four-time National AIA award-winning architectural firm of Tighe Architecture, located in Los Angeles. A boutique design show, NeoCon West features new materials and innovative products in applied design settings.

Encompassing 1,300 square feet within the L.A. Mart/NeoCon West second-floor exhibit hall, "Fine Living: 2026" explores how design, technology and new product innovations, coupled with "person-centered" design concepts, address the transforming individual, occupational and recreational needs and desires of the 21st century homeowner. The design also merges technologically advanced materials with organic, sustainable and rapidly renewable resources to create an environmentally responsible home.

Patrick Tighe, principal of Tighe Architecture, chose to incorporate CaesarStone into the space with an alternative application versus the material's more well-known countertop application. Visitors to the installation will look upwards to see CaesarStone extending as a continuous single piece of quartz material over the entire lounge/tech center, uniting all three purpose-driven spaces.

"Being part of the 'Fine Living: 2026' project has been a remarkable experience," said Arik Tendler, president of CaesarStone. "We've thoroughly enjoyed witnessing Tighe's creative design process and his use of CaesarStone. While CaesarStone is recognized throughout the industry as a great countertop material, many consumers and industry professionals aren't aware that our quartz material can also be used beautifully for floors, walls or even staircases. It's our hope that the 'Fine Living: 2026' installation will help architects and designers explore new ideas in unique applications."

About L.A. Mart Design Center
L.A. Mart is home to 300 residential, decorative accessory and gift showrooms serving the interior design and retail industries. L.A. Mart Design Center features the finest names in furniture, home décor, fabric, floor and wall coverings, fine art, antiques, lighting and lifestyle merchandise, offering an unparalleled depth and range of product resources for the design professional. L.A. Mart Design Center is centrally located in the heart of the Furniture & Decorative Art District at 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, at the corner of Broadway and Washington Boulevard.

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 and New York City. CaesarStone produces premium quartz surfaces, complementing any design application, from traditional to contemporary, for both home and commercial applications. Price range is from $70 to $120 per square foot installed. 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 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) and NSF (public health and safety) certification.

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