By Mac+Wood

Dekton Tables: the ultimate high-tech tables

Dekton Tables: the ultimate high-tech tables

You need a table made tough for family life, you need a unique Mac+Wood Dekton table.

The revolutionary product Dekton launched in 2013. This completely inorganic substance is made from complex raw materials, used in glass, porcelain and quartz surface production. Before its launch the company that created it, Cosentino, invested $172 million into the new product, including 22,000 hours of research and development and the construction of a new state-of-the-art factory in Spain.

Dekton is a material with unique characteristics and seemingly endless applications from tables, countertops, flooring, siding, facades for both inside and outdoors.

Dekton is made in a process that combines technologies from three different industries; glass, porcelain and quartz. This process lead to the development of a new production method called Particle Sintering Technology.

This process is like an accelerated version of the natural metamorphism that rocks and stone undergo when subjected to heat and pressure over thousands of years. To manufacture Dekton, Cosentino has reduced this process to four hours with extreme heat and pressure resulting in an entirely new ultra compact material. The press used in the ultra-compaction can bring 25,000 tons of pressure to bear.

All of this highly scientific process has lead to a product with unique properties, which can best be taken advantage of in the form of a Dekton table.

The properties of a Dekton table that make it so useful fall into four categories.

Firstly, the table is non-porous and this means it is highly stain resistant. Hosting a party with a Dekton table? All those glass rings which could ruin another surface can be wiped away easily with no lasting marks, even the morning after.

In a video demonstration of the stain resistance of Dekton tables, they spray the table with a large X in red paint, dry it with a hair dryer and then remove it with little more than a cloth and water.

Secondly, the tables are highly UV resistant. Normally surfaces are affected by UV light and the colours become washed out and faded. However, a Dekton table will hold its colour permanently due to its UV resistance. This means the beautiful colour you spent time choosing from the myriad of options will really last.

Thirdly, Dekton tables are pretty indestructible. The enormous pressures Dekton tables are exposed to during production means that they can resist any scratch, abrasion, or mechanical attack. This makes them perfect for hard use and preparing food on, without fear of chips or scratches. In another demonstration of the Dekton table’s surface, the table is attacked with a screw driver and rather than scratch or chip the tool is repelled showing a few sparks in slow motion!

Finally, Dekton tables, like a good chef, can stand the heat. Dekton tables are completely noncombustible. They can be blowtorched and abused by pots and pans and never show a mark. Forget using pot stands or trivets, you can place anything hot on a Dekton table without worry. Dekton tables also resist temperature at the other end of the scale and are resistant to ice and thawing.

Dekton tables come in a wonderful array of carefully created colours and patterns. These colours make the surface of a Dekton table suited to any room and style. At MAC+WOOD we finish the job by creating the perfect bespoke frame to pair with the surface and style. We make these frames in any colour or in brushed steel and in any one of our beautiful designs.


By Mac+Wood

10 beautiful pieces of tableware to accompany your modern table

10 beautiful pieces of tableware to accompany your modern table

Today we will take you through 10 luxurious pieces that are perfect to accompany your Mac+Wood modern table and that are inspiring when it comes to styling your home.

  1. Silver plated and six 18-carat pink gold 24 piece flatware set, by Christofle

This beautiful flatware set in two colours is a serious piece of luxury style from the Maison de Christofle in Paris. A perfect example of an ordinary object made into stylish opulence.

  1. Norlan Whisky Glass, by Norlan Glass

Where art and science meet, this stunning whisky glass from Noran is all about the perfect tasting experience. Time, care and skill make this piece a cut above the household tumbler.

  1. Silver Plated Flatware Set with Chest, by Christofle

Another intricate flatware design from the Maison de Christofle. This elegant set comes in a 48 piece set plated in silver. The perfect combination of style and subtlety for a modern table.

  1. The Lowball, Machined Whisky Tumbler, by Discommon

This radical aesthetic departure from traditional crystal glasses, The Lowball emulates traditional snifters by using a unique Lathe to cut a complex hourglass internal shape.

  1. Carolyn dinnerware 5 piece place setting, by Ralph Lauren

This beautiful porcelain set trimmed with gold is an instant classic in the modern home. Sleek modern shapes delicately painted with rural feathered designs. A flawless combination of the old and the new.

  1. Royal Paisley line, by Stefano Ricci

From designer Stefano Ricci this collection has “hand applied decor made of precious gold forms a luxurious relief on the surface of the porcelain. These stunning pieces not only symbolise luxury and high quality, but also reflect the artistic process which can take more than fifty hours of artisanal work.”

  1. Keaton Serving Bowls, by Crate and Barrel

These pieces serve in style. This handcrafted serving bowl starts out in stainless steel, softly hammered to create the rich texture and welded to form the artisanal edge and copper coated. As well as style they are practical, coated with a food safe lacquer this is design to be used.

  1. U Candleholder, by Another Country

This elegant U shaped candleholder is made from a single length stainless steel tubing. The rich copper hue produces a subtle focus point to any table and can be left to form a natural patina or polished to keep the mirror finish.

  1. Riedel Tyrol Decanter, by Riedel

Designed by Claus Riedel, this piece is manufactured from the finest crystal in Austria and Germany and shaped according to the character of the wine in order to enhance its rich, aromatic flavours. A fluid piece of glass work to suit any modern dining style.

  1. Tabletop Terrarium

A unique addition to a dining table, the terrarium brings light and greenery to a room. Table top terrariums can be made with glass bowls, sand, gravel, potting soil and succulents, such as Aloe Vera to give a living element to your table.

These are the 10 luxury pieces of tableware we believe truly inspire when it comes to styling your home. All are perfect to accompany your Mac+Wood modern dining table. Enquire today to get a quote for one of our tables.

Dekton Tables: the ultimate high-tech tables
10 beautiful pieces of tableware to accompany your modern table