This year is the beginning of a new partnership between two prominent brands of the international kitchen industry. Since January, Franke offers a new finish made in partnership with Lapitec®, known as Franke Stone by Lapitec®, which brings all the technical and aesthetic properties of a full body sintered stone to the Swiss company's catalogue.
The Franke countertops are available in four finishes that offer various experiences to the touch, while maintaining the high level of usability of kitchens. Dune recalls the sand of the desert and the charm of broken stone, typical of slate; Vesuvio is a more structured surface, with a sandblasted and brushed effect, where the appearance of a flamed granite reduces the slipperiness of its surface; Satin expresses refined elegance and a silky-like look; and Lux enhances and amplifies the light of any room in a natural and delicate manner.

The 10 colors available cover the entire color palette and allow you to harmonize any kitchen countertop with all of the home environments and aesthetic styles. Colors include Artico, Bianco Polare, Tabacco, Moca, Ebano, Grigio Cemento, Grigio Piombo, Nero Antracite, Arabescato Perla and Arabescato Corallo, which offer ten different opportunities to create a kitchen full of emotions.

Franke Stone by Lapitec® is a perfect synthesis of ingenuity and natural elements. The full body sintered stone is 100% natural and doesn't contain any resins or petroleum derivatives. The patented production process also ensures the utmost mechanical strength and makes it possible to create large-format slabs -- measuring 1500 x 3365 mm -- that are available in three different calibrated thicknesses -- 12, 20 and 30 mm. Such features also make it possible to reduce joints as much as possible.

An easy-to-clean product, Franke Stone by Lapitec® is resistant to acids, heat, stains and UV rays, and has various antibacterial qualities. These are ideal properties for kitchen materials, where beauty and usability must be on the same level. For more information, visit and