Silestone is sponsoring Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. This exhibition takes a look at architectural modernism from the inside out, through the 20th century transformation of the kitchen. The exhibition is curated by Juliet Kinchin, Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design, and will be on display from September 15, 2010 to March 14, 2011.

"We are honored to sponsor this incredible exhibition and to partner for the first time with The Museum of Modern Art. The Silestone brand is synonymous with the sophisticated modern-day kitchen, and shares a deep appreciation for the important, ever-changing, role of this room in the home. The evolution over the decades is truly impressive. We hope that Counter Space inspires visitors to consider kitchen design and its significance in a whole new light," said Lorenzo Marquez, vp of Marketing for Cosentino North America.

The exhibition will explore how from the 1920s, fitted kitchens communicated concepts of functional "contemporary" design to mass audiences around the world.

The partnership with MoMA is yet another “highpoint in a significant year for Silestone's business, as its parent company Cosentino launches plans to significantly expand its presence in the U.S. in the next 12 months,” the company notes.

"As our business continues to grow in North America, it's imperative to support architects and designers, and share an appreciation for our industry," said Marquez. "This educational exhibit provides a retrospective of kitchen design over the decades and prompts us to consider an exciting future of endless design possibilities," he adds.

To explore the exhibition online, visit www.moma.org/counterspace.

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