Cosentino Opens City Center in Atlanta
October 27, 2021
Cosentino celebrated the grand opening of its ultra-contemporary, revamped City Center concept in the heart of Atlanta’s Buckhead Village District. One of only two of its kind in North America and eight globally, the Atlanta location follows the recent expansion in Chicago, which just opened its doors last month.
The $1.3 million 3,824-sq.-ft. Atlanta City Center boldly evolves the traditional showroom model, created to spark the creativity and inspiration of architects, designers and the design-savvy through a new showroom concept rooted in a holistic and personalized experience that informs, energizes and streamlines the design process.
Esteemed guests enjoyed a moderated discussion and audience Q&A with supermodel and Silestone brand ambassador Cindy Crawford, who spoke about everything from her favorite design trends, what sustainability means to her and how she spent time with her family in the kitchen over the past year.
Atlanta-based Chef Ford Fry, founder of Ford Fry Restaurants including The Optimist, Marcel and King + Duke, delighted the fashion icon and attendees with a lively cooking demonstration in the City Center’s kitchen, where both the beauty and durability of Cosentino’s materials come to life. The evening culminated with a toast and ribbon cutting by Eduardo Cosentino, CEO of Cosentino North America and executive vice president of Global Sales for Cosentino Group, to commemorate the brand’s milestone in Atlanta and continued global success.
Noting that comfort and functionality are among the most important considerations when designing her own spaces, Crawford shared her thoughts on the intersection between fashion and design.
“Whether it’s for your wardrobe or your home, you’ll never regret investing in long-lasting, timeless pieces that will endure for years to come,” said Crawford. “Products like Silestone fit perfectly into my design philosophy because they’re sustainably made, will never go out of style and hold up to everyday wear — so we can be a “no coaster” household without worrying about our countertops.”
Festivities continued as guests explored the revamped high-tech Cosentino City Center experience. Its luminary: The Atelier, or design workshop, where guests have access to Cosentino’s full product offering and an expansive selection of globally and locally sourced textiles, tile, cabinetry samples and plumbing fixtures. Attendees also queued to explore an augmented reality digital experience, where users can bring the design of a kitchen or bath space to life, as well as the to-scale full-slab digital displays, providing visitors high-definition views of veining, color and detail.
“2021 has truly been a monumental year for Cosentino — from industry-changing advancements and innovations to the debut of our new City Center experiences in North America,” said Cosentino. “We’re continually striving to find new ways to serve the design community, and the new Cosentino Atlanta City Center proves our dedication. We’re honored to have celebrated this moment with Atlanta’s design community and look forward to being a part of the projects and collaborations that lie ahead.”
Notable guests in attendance included top designers Michel Smith Boyd, principal and owner of SMITHBOYD Interiors; Mark Williams, managing partner of Mark Williams Design, and Richard T. Anuszkiewicz, GE Monogram creative director. The event was also attended by key Cosentino executives, including Eduardo Cosentino; Brandon Calvo, chief operations officer for Cosentino North America; Patty Dominguez, vice president architect and design sales for Cosentino North America; Elizabeth Ramos, Cosentino North America director of marketing; Sabrina Lacle, public relations manager Cosentino North America, and Melissa Kostenko, general manager Cosentino Atlanta.
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