The Pebbles collection: Shaped by Nature
Caesarstone’s new collection was inspired by the natural forces that shape the unique form and texture of pebbles over the years. “It’s a return to simple, modest lines,” says the company’s Chief Designer, “yet with a sophisticated interpretation that adapts itself to the spirit of the modern age.”
Consider the humble pebble, shaped by the ceaseless motion of water and wind, earth and sun. Each pebble has its own unique form and texture, reflecting the natural forces that have influenced it over the years. When we pick up a pebble and hold it in the palm of our hand, we can almost feel its transformative journey.
“There’s something very simple and accessible about pebbles, but there’s something unusual too,” comments Mor Krisher, Caesarstone’s Chief Designer. “The complex process of their formation, and the changes they undergo over time, are echoed in our growth process and the development of our sustainable surfaces, as well as the technologies that have now enabled us to create and produce this new collection. We add our unique touch, the necessary refinement, until you have the perfect countertop for your home.”
As its name suggests, Pebbles, part of Caesarstone’s 2022 Collection, presents a design look that draws inspiration from the most basic, fundamental parts of nature. This return to the essentials is a trend that has been seen in recent years, not only in the kitchen or even the wider home environment, but also throughout the world of design, fashion, and lifestyle. “It’s a return to simple, modest lines, yet with a sophisticated interpretation that adapts itself to the spirit of the modern age.
“Recent events have helped all of us to comprehend where we stand in relation to nature,” Krisher adds. “The new collection is encapsulated by the meeting of different natural forces, and this is the inspiration behind the collection.”
This trend is also in harmony with the ongoing desire to bring nature into the home, which is reflected in the tendency to link exterior and interior spaces in a natural, continuous way. “We don’t want to put nature in a box; nature is a part of us, and we are a part of nature, we interact with it and can be inspired by it and use its traits through our design innovations and groundbreaking developments.”
The new collection is notable for its calm, soothing, and apparently simple designs, with a color palette that ranges from a light, almost white surface with a trendy look and matte or glossy finish, through various shades of gray, including a cool gray and a warmer concrete-like gray, with transparency and depth, to an especially dark gray, which has also been given a contemporary twist.
As a result, these sustainable countertops may seem smooth and uniform from afar, but a closer examination will reveal surprising nuances that bring about a constantly shifting look, resembling the range of shades found in nature. Each Pebbles countertop brings together two shades that subtly differ while also blending together, accented by delicate capillaries.
These refined color variations create a distinct aesthetic, opening the door to a playful interaction between the surface’s calm, relaxed appearance and the other adjacent colors and shades contributed by complementary accessories, kitchen cabinets, or walls. The limited, restrained use of bright tones and colorful prints allows the quiet, moderate appearance to be maintained with clear color accents while avoiding unnecessary visual noise.
“The technological expertise we have gained over the years enables us to present a new collection that exhibits a seemingly simple look, yet has a lot of thought behind it,” Krisher concludes. “Each of these Pebbles countertops stands on its own as a complete work, and together they form a complete series that brings the natural wonders of sunlight, wind, and rain into the heart of your home.”