Gitani Stone recently introduced a revolutionary product to their line of stone benchtops, designed to set a new benchmark in function and aesthetics.

Stone benchtops are popular because the beauty of natural stone makes for a striking design statement. However, the addition of a cooktop introduces a utilitarian element that often compromises the design flow.

Gitani Stone unveiled a breakthrough product – the Cicero – at the recent DesignBuild 2017. Representing a game-changer in contemporary kitchen design trends, the Cicero integrates cooking elements and controls into the benchtop itself, retaining all the functionality of modern cooking appliances with a stylish and seamless stone finish.

Since the electromagnetic hot plates are concealed within the stone, the beautiful stone finish is never compromised. Key features of the Cicero benchtops also include choice of 2, 3 or 4 hot plate versions; touch screen operation concealed within a separate stone drawer, accessed by a pull out/push back function; and choice of colours to match any decor.

Gitani Stone also used the DesignBuild platform to launch a new process that helps provide the seamless, flawless finish sought by all designers. Architects and designers can now re-imagine kitchen design and specify a finish that delivers on function and form.

Gitani Stone’s Jason Gittany attributes the company’s success to innovation and an R&D program that delivers unique products of the highest quality from their state-of-the-art factory located in Seven Hills, NSW.

Gitani’s focus on the use of quality material and technically superior machinery is another contributing factor. While stone is sourced from Italy, their manufacturing process relies on the Robo SawJet, the only one of its kind operating outside of the USA.