Benjamin Moore And Cosentino Partner With Design Expert, Tyler Wisler, To Create A Vividly Decadent Experience For Diffa's 18th Annual Dining By Design

The luxurious dining experience will feature the Benjamin Moore 2015 Color of the Year Guilford Green HC-116 and Dekton, Cosentino's revolutionary ultra-compact surface

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (March 17, 2015) - Benjamin Moore, North America’s favorite paint, color and coatings brand, and Cosentino, a global leader in the production and distribution of natural stone, quartz, recycled and architectural surfaces, have joined in support of DIFFA’S 18th annual DINING BY DESIGN, an event in New York City benefiting organizations dedicated to HIV- and AIDS-related research. Public viewing runs from March 19 – 21 at Pier 92, and the event culminates with the fundraising Gala on March 23.

Channeling inspiration from Parisian speakeasies, interior designer and television personality Tyler Wisler will bring together colors from the Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2015 palette, including the 2015 Color of the Year Guilford Green HC-116, and four natural stone-inspired hues of Dekton, Cosentino’s revolutionary ultra-compact surface—all to create a dynamic, engaging and luxurious space.

“Benjamin Moore is excited to once again participate in one of our industry’s most inspiring programs, which brings together the talents of so many brands and creative visions,” said Kimberlee Bradshaw, Managing Director of the Benjamin Moore Giving Moore Foundation. “Through our Foundation and first-ever partnership with Cosentino and the fabulous Tyler Wisler, we’re thrilled to bring to life an exquisite dining experience that supports DIFFA’s impactful work in the community.”

“Cosentino is honored to partner with Benjamin Moore, a fellow industry leader and long-time DIFFA supporter, and a design visionary like Tyler Wisler to support such an important cause,” said Lorenzo Marquez, Vice President of Marketing, Cosentino North America. “He had complete creative freedom, and we’re so excited to unveil how he combined vibrant colors and materials in creating this one-of-a-kind dining experience.”

Dekton by Cosentino, composed of porcelain, quartz and glass, will be applied to the space’s floors and tabletops. Three colors—Vegha, Sirius, and Kairos—combine on the floor for a modern take on a classic checkerboard pattern. Marble-inspired Dekton Aura will top ten bistro tables and will also grace the vignette’s performance stage, in keeping with its speakeasy ambiance.

For the perimeter walls, Wisler selected Benjamin Moore Aura® in Guilford Green HC-116 in a matte finish, along with Blue Danube 2062-30 and Universal Black 2118-10—a trio that showcases how pairing light and dark colors of paint can transform and enhance a space.

“Benjamin Moore paints and Dekton surfacing that I selected pair together so naturally, as both are versatile and durable, making an incredible impact on the look and feel of the space,” said Wisler. “During the design process, I relied on these superior products to create a space that was not only visually dynamic but functional and intimate.”

Construction of the vignette was completed by D Flatt and Maxsun Group built the banquette seating. Decorative elements of the space were furnished by Zia Priven, Palecek, Kravet, and Restoration Hardware, among others.

About Benjamin Moore & Co.
Benjamin Moore & Co., a Berkshire Hathaway company, was founded in 1883. One of North America's leading manufacturers of premium quality residential, commercial and industrial maintenance coatings, Benjamin Moore maintains a relentless commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices and continues to develop the most eco-responsible formulations possible. In 2012, the company's Natura® paint received the Green Good Housekeeping Seal, acknowledging its high degree of sustainability plus rigorously tested performance. Other superior products in the Benjamin Moore Green Promise® portfolio include Aura, Regal Select, ben® and Ultra Spec® 500 paint for commercial interiors — all built upon our patented Gennex® platform that has changed the industry and earned the passion and loyalty of homeowners and professional painters by delivering extremely low-VOC and peerless beauty and performance. J.D. Power and Associates 2014 Interior Paint Satisfaction Study ranked Benjamin Moore highest in consumer satisfaction, marking the fourth consecutive year and fifth time the company has earned this rating. Benjamin Moore paints deliver authentic Benjamin Moore colors and are available exclusively from Benjamin Moore's network of paint and decorating dealers.

About Cosentino Group
Cosentino Group is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’ lives. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone®, Dekton®, Eco by Cosentino® and Sensa by Cosentino®. Technologically advanced surfaces create unique designs for the home and public spaces.

The group bases its development on international expansion, an innovative research and development program, respect for the environment and sustainability, and its ongoing corporate commitment to society and the local communities where it operates, education, equality and health & safety.

Cosentino Group currently distributes its products and brands in more than 80 countries, and directly manages from its headquarters in Almeria (Spain) its own facilities in more than 20 of them. 90% of Cosentino Group’s turnover comes from international markets.

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