Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

September 2012

The counter material above is made of quartz, from HanStone Quartz. Models in front of three slabs of the product were reminiscent of the Chinese artist Liu Bolin, who hides in plain sight in his work.

HanStone product designer Lisa Herreth said the idea was "to bring the surfaces to life." The models stood nearly still all day, and the muscles in their thighs were a testament to what hard work that is.

The three colors are among the 49 the company offers. At the show, 12 more were on display for attendees to assess. Afterward, the company will choose up to five of them to add to the collection, said Herreth, who is based in Atlanta. The 12 include navy and plum tones, trend colors this year.