The latest, and largest to-date, group of "Trendspotters," comprised of six interior designers selected by Silestone, have been charged with collaborating with Cosentino for the Silestone "Influencer Series.” Deemed industry influencers, the designers hail from design capitals throughout the U.S. and Canada and include Theresa Casey, principal of architecture at interior design firm Casey Design/Planning Group in Toronto; Steffany Hollingsworth, ASID, NCIDQ, principal partner of HVL Interiors in Santa Fe; Cheryl Kees Clendenon, owner and lead designer of design firm In Detail Interiors in Pensacola, Florida; Christopher Kennedy, whose eponymous Palm Springs, California store offers his own furniture, candle, lighting and outdoor furniture lines and who produces Palm Springs' only Decorator Show House; Denise McGaha, who specializes in turn-key, high-end design service in 90 days or less at her Dallas-based firm Denise McGaha Interiors; and Drew McGukin, whose Drew McGukin Interiors firm is based in New York.
Kennedy, McGukin, Casey, Hollingsworth, McGaha, and Kees Clendenon
Theresa Casey; Steffany Hollingsworth; Cheryl Kees Clendenon
The designers also met with Cosentino’s global head of product development, Valentin Tijeras Garcia, for a creative design session in New York, and, in September, will travel to Cosentino’s global headquarters in Almeria, Spain, to meet with the company’s research and development team about color collaboration. Their results will be tested in the marketplace before being sent into production and, finally, being revealed at KBIS 2016 in Las Vegas.
Christopher Kennedy; Denise McGaha; Drew McGukin
"Not only is the 2015 Trendspotter class our biggest yet, it also reflects our expansion in the North American market with designers representing both the United States and Canada. We’re eager to see what they forecast for 2016 and how it inspires the new series of Silestone colors,” said Lorenzo Marquez, VP of marketing for Cosentino North America.
Follow the developments at Silestonetrends.com and by using the hashtag #silestonetrends.