Sep 15, 2010 at 03:03 PM
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MOMA Gets Corporate Partner for Counter Space Exhibit

Silestone, a U.S.-based subsidiary of Spanish stone manufacturer, Cosentino, is supporting its North American growth strategy with a new sponsorship of Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The exhibition, which focuses on architectural modernism and its impact on the kitchen, is curated by Juliet Kinchin, Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design, and will be on display from September 15, 2010 – March 14, 2011.

"We are honored to sponsor this incredible exhibition and to partner for the first time with The Museum of Modern Art. The Silestone brand is synonymous with the sophisticated modern-day kitchen, and shares a deep appreciation for the important, ever-changing, role of this room in the home. The evolution over the decades is truly impressive. We hope that Counter Space inspires visitors to consider kitchen design and its significance in a whole new light," said Lorenzo Marquez, VP of Marketing for Cosentino North America. The sponsorship is a move aimed at raising the profile of both Silestone and that of its parent company, Cosentino. Cosentino plans to significantly expand its presence in the U.S. over the next 12 months. The Spanish stone manufacturer already has an international presence, through commercial operations in a dozen countries and distribution in more than 80 countries.

"As our business continues to grow in North America, it's imperative to support architects and designers, and share an appreciation for our industry," said Lorenzo Marquez, VP of Marketing for Cosentino. "This educational exhibit provides a retrospective of kitchen design over the decades and prompts us to consider an exciting future of endless design possibilities," he adds.