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Raytrace, Layer x Cosentino


The third edition of Ventura Centrale surprised again with some of the finest contemporary design exhibitions within Milano Design Week 2019, such as Raytrace installation, by Benjamin Hubert of Layer, produced with Dekton® by Cosentino, the firm from Almeria leader in innovative surfaces for architecture and design.

Set within one of the historical vaulted warehouses of Milan’s Central Station, the 25-meter long and 6-meter high triangular structure made of Dekton ultracompact surfaces created a huge passageway, in which visitors could walk under and become an integral part of the installation, since their shadows merged with the structure surface.

Benjamin Hubert took inspiration from the Dekton creation process—highly technological, since it simulates the metamorphic changes that occur in the stone—when designing Raytrace. With 29 glass spheres and 87 LED lights, an optial effect with a caustic pattern was achieved: an undulating pattern that danced across the surface, evoking the refraction of light through water. Two mirrors at both ends of the vault reflected the installation, creating the surprising illusion of being underwater in an infinite space. An interactive experience showcasing the harmony between nature, light and architecture.




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