An immersive installation designed by Alessandro Munge for Caesarstone
Caesarstone Designer Collaboration.
Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2022, luxury quartz brand Caesarstone will showcase eight new, nature-inspired surfaces at IDS22 with an immersive installation designed by Canadian Designer Alessandro Munge. Neo Colosseo - features Caesarstone’s newly-launched ‘Pebbles Collection,” - and promises to take visitors through a whimsical and sensorial journey of earth, art, nature and expression.
The installation prominently features the Pebbles Collection, a series of sustainable surfaces in a dynamic palette of warm, grey monochromes laced with softer hues that nurture, comfort and calm, bringing the blessings of nature into the heart of the home.
“I was inspired by the new Pebbles Collection and really wanted to awaken the curious nature and imagination of those that walk through this space by immersing them into the beauty of Caesarstone products and what earth has to offer,” says Alessandro Munge of Studio Munge. “Neo Colosseo is meant to ground, provoke and propel you forward into the discovery of what could be.”
The new designs encapsulate Caesarstone's core values of sustainability, safety, human touch, and heart of the home, making the Pebbles Collection a perfect way to highlight the brand's 35th anniversary. Like all Caesarstone surfaces, these designs are created with the same effective resilience and timeless benefits as all Caesarstone countertops. Nonporous, durable, hygienic, heat and scratch resistant with low maintenance supporting their commitment to a healthier environment and better use of material resources.
"This year, we truly felt inspired by our need to integrate calm, serene and softness into our homes, which truly led to the evolution of our Pebbles Collection,” said Ken Williams, President and CEO of Caesarstone, The Americas.“We strive to be a leader in design, innovation and sustainability and are incredibly proud to share this launch with the Canadian design community.”
Caesarstone is a concept and lifestyle-driven company with a customer-centered approach to designing, developing, and producing high-end engineered stone countertops, used in residential and commercial buildings. Our products offer superior aesthetic appeal and perfected functionality through a distinct variety of colours, styles, textures, and finishes used in diverse countertop applications, marked by inherent longevity. Strong commitment to service has fostered growing customer loyalty in over 50 countries where the Caesarstone product collections are available: Classico, Supernatural, Metropolitan and Outdoor.
About Alessandro Munge.
Born into a world of design, Alessandro Munge quickly transcended his teenage sketches to become one of North America’s most sought-after designers. Through his inquisitive nature and fundamental drive to provoke profound emotion, Alessandro has broken free from the preconceived notions of interior design for over 20 years.
“The iridescence of a feather, the draping of a dress, the structure of a dragonfly wing, there is no limit to what inspires me in the creation of objects, buildings and experiences.”
With an innovative point of view earning him Interior Design’s Leader in Hospitality, Contract Magazine’s Designer of the Year Award, and prestigious Ryerson Alumni Achievement Award, Alessandro approaches every project as a whole with a deep understanding of practicalities, artistic expression, and human connectivity.
“Our responsibility is to give unique design solutions that are honest and relevant. No formula will force us to do the same thing over and over because, in my world, I call that insanity.”
Strengthening his ties to a host of top-tier hospitality brands and clients, Alessandro continues to establish himself as a multidisciplinary visionary through design architecture, landscaping and product design. His boundless passion for art, culture and travel inspires his international team of over sixty to sculpt spaces into distinctive, signature experiences that reflect the essence and vibrancy of their inhabitants.
About Studio Munge.
Multidisciplinary collective Studio Munge has taken the design industry by storm, driven by a passion for the arts, cultural travel and experiential environments.
Founder and Design Director Alessandro Munge and his international team of over sixty continue to defy conventional design norms, resulting in awe-inspiring spaces that transcend expectation. With global operations branching across North America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, Studio Munge brings to life award-winning luxury residential and hospitality projects in partnership with world-renowned architects, visionary global developers and hotel operators. Inspired by Alessandro’s creative vision, Studio Munge’s holistic style and inquisitive nature have positioned the firm as an industry leader, redefining luxury while creating memorable and transformative experiences.
Recent Studio Munge appointments include the Park Hyatt Hotel Toronto, the first integrated NOBU hotel, residences and restaurant in Toronto`s Entertainment District, Pendry hotels in Chicago, Newport Beach and Tampa, a Tribute hotel in New York City, Canada’s first Curio Collection and Canopy by Hilton, an MGM Urban Resort and a Shangri-La hotel in China, as well as several exclusive residential properties around the world. While designing projects for leading hospitality groups such as Hakkasan and MGM Hospitality, Studio Munge has also forged exciting partnerships with several of the world’s most celebrated chefs, including Nobu Matsuhisa, David Hawksworth, Julian Serrano, José Andrés, Shawn McClain, Akira Back and Andrew Carmellini.
Celebrating 23 years strong.
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