Ultra-compact surface Dekton by Cosentino has been specified at the Kol restaurant in London. Opened in October 2020 by former Noma Mexico chef Santiago Lastra, his debut restaurant Kol brings together Mexican cuisine with local British produce, including shellfish from Scotland's shoreline and foraged ingredients from Kent's woodlands.
Designed by A-nrd Studio, Kol's open-plan layout with its kitchen as the central focus pays homage to Mexico with a vibrant colour palette, while also incorporating plenty of wooden elements, straight lines and foliage. Spanning across two levels and 500sq m, the restaurant also boasts a mezcal bar on the ground floor.
Fabricated by LBS Enterprises, Dekton Trilium was used throughout the restaurant's kitchen and serving areas. Showcasing a mixture of colours inspired by volcanic rock, Dekton Trilium features irregular accents of black and grey and a matt finish.
"Dekton was always the surface of choice for my new Kol restaurant in Marylebone, London," said Lastra. "Its technical properties exceed the other options available and there is so much choice when it comes to the look and feel of the surface; it was difficult to choose a colour! We decided that Dekton Trilium was perfect for helping to convey the relaxed yet fun feel that we wanted in the restaurant – plus, we loved the fact that Dekton Trilium is made from 80% recycled materials," he added.