Days before participating in the Nitto ATP Finals 2017, the Masters Cup, which will be taking place next week in London, tennis superstar Rafael Nadal joined the global leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces, the Cosentino Group, for an exclusive evening in London. Nadal, who is a worldwide ambassador for Dekton®, Cosentino’s ultra-compact surface brand, presented the new Dekton® Industrial series to a wide group of clients, stakeholders and members of the London architect and design community.
The event served also to celebrate the Spanish tennis player’s number 1 ranking in the ATP until the end of the present season, for the third time in his career. Hosted at the London Marriott County Hall Hotel, Cosentino was represented by Vice President Global Marketing and Communication, Santiago Alfonso, and new UK Area Director, Paul Gidley. Both, together with Nadal, took part in a panel discussion moderated by BBC Radio 4 sports presenter Garry Richardson.
Dekton® is one of the main sponsors of Nadal’s Tennis Academy in Manacor, Spain, an impressive campus that features Cosentino surfaces throughout, including the use of two bespoke Dekton® colours designed especially for the Academy. As one of the main surface materials used, Dekton® can be seen in many different elements, including the façades, flooring, swimming pools and spa, demonstrating the versatility of the material.
“It is a pleasure for me to be together with Cosentino and Dekton® in an event for their most important clients and collaborators in the British market. I am sure that the colours of the Dekton® Industrial series, which we are presenting today here in London, will be liked very much and will be a great success. Since the start, the relationship with Cosentino has been very good; the fact that they are a family company, which I value very much in my life, makes the partnership even stronger. Innovation, closeness and hard work are key values for me which, which are reflected in a company like Cosentino.”
In addition to the presentation of the new Dekton® Industrial series, an urban-inspired range of colours designed in collaboration with leading architect and designer Daniel Germani, the event was an opportunity to introduce Paul Gidley as the new Cosentino UK Area Director. Gidley will replace Christophe Gontier, who after ten years as Area Manager for the UK and Ireland, will be starting 2018 as Sales Vice President for Asia Pacific Region for the Cosentino Group.