Fun with a serious message as Cosentino sponsors Clerkenwell Design Week – 24-26 May 2022

A Cosentino postbox
As well as events at its City London showroom, Cosentino's sponsorship of Clerkenwell Design Week includes postboxes throughout the area where the event's map can be deposited for recycling into art.

Cosentino City London, the Silestone, Dekton and Sensa company’s architecture and design flagship showroom, is hosting events, workshops and talks throughout Clerkenwell Design Week (24-26 May).

Cosentino City is at 28-32 Old Street, in the heart of the Clerkenwell architectural and design community – and the festival.

Throughout the three-day event, Cosentino’s ‘Dekton Drop Boxes’ will be sited around Clerkenwell and visitors will be asked to dispose of their maps of the event in them so they can be recycled into an artwork by Emmely Elgersma.

The drop boxes are letterbox style bins clad in Dekton Trilium. They were designed in conjunction with Clerkenwell Design Week. Cosentino is encouraging visitors to post their used event maps into the bins so they can be re-purposed as art. Visitors will also be invited to post their business cards for automatic entry into a prize draw with a meal for two worth £200 at Maison Bab as the main prize.

The point of the bins is to emphasise Cosentino’s commitment to sustainability, promoting what the company claims to be carbon neutral Dekton. The position of the drop boxes will be shown on the maps.

After Clerkenwell Design Week, Cosentino is collaborating with sustainable artist Emmely Elgersma to turn the maps collected into a papier mâché sculpture that will be displayed in Cosentino City throughout the summer before moving on to the Museum of London.

Olivia Ashley, the Manager of Cosentino London, says: “We are really proud to be sponsoring this year’s festival, and our Dekton Drop Boxes illustrate what Cosentino is all about – not just during this festival – but in everything it does and looking way into the future.”

During Design Week Cosentino London is hosting a talk about the company’s commitment to sustainability on Tuesday 24 May, presented by Vice President Global Product Valentin Garcia. Talks will take place at 12pm and 7pm, with the evening event including a guest appearance from Lee McCormack from sustainability software company MyGlobalHome. Lee will be sharing his insights about what constitutes a smart home.

Cosentino’s Global Head of Retail & Innovation, Cristina Mariaca, will give a presentation about a new digital platform, C Top, created specifically for interior designers on Wednesday 25 May at 2.15pm and 6pm.

Cosentino is also hosting terrarium workshops alongside Leafage on Wednesday and Thursday. Leafage is running the workshops that will explain how terrariums are known to improve wellbeing through nature.

And to show how Dekton can be used for building façades, demonstrations will be running alongside German-based Kiel at the Cosentino showroom using the latest Dekton Slim 4mm thick surfaces. They take place on each of the three days at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. Keil will explain what undercut technology is all about in ventilated facades and demonstrating its drilling technique for an undercut anchor.

For a bit of fun, Cosentino has teamed up with Pedibus to clad a 12-seater bar bike with Dekton. The bike will be available each day from 12pm until 3.45pm to take groups of architects and design professionals on a tour of Clerkenwell.

And at 6pm on Thursday, the final evening of Clerkenwell Design Week, Cosentino City will be hosting an end of festival party with The Bar Guys using sustainable ingredients to create imaginative cocktails, Spanish-themed canapés by Chef Elliot Johnson Paul and music from guest DJ Millie Cotton.

To book a place at any of these events, talks or workshops, email Olivia Ashley at [email protected]. Spaces are limited, so it’s first-come-first-served.


Cosentino City London, 28-32 Old Street | Clerkenwell | London | EC1V 9AB

This showroom is a space for architects, designers and trade professionals to meet, be inspired, and see how Cosentino’s product range of surfaces can be used. Dekton, Silestone and Sensa by Cosentino natural stone decorate the space, offering visual and tactile aids. A hands-on sample room uses touch screen technology so the slab display interacts with screens to show how different colours and textures look, both in detail and in applications. Colour palettes can be selected using clever sensor technology, creating a 3D mood board. Cosentino City London can be used as a workspace for inspiration, meetings and project planning.