For many, a visit to the Franco Pecchioli stand is a highlight of Cersaie. This Italian company remains the masters of coloured glazing; creating eye-catching tiles that allude to tiling’s traditions while offering designs with powerful contemporary appeal.
At Cersaie 2010, the company’s display was particularly enticing.
This contemporary bathroom features one of the new 2010 ceramic tile collections. Here Franco Pecchioli utilises vivid aquatic shades of aquamarine, speckled with black and white. These ceramic bathroom tiles also incorporate organic materials like metals and mosaics for a raw, yet refined, look.
The layering of pattern and colour is a feature of this dramatic setting. Square tiles adorn floors and walls, while mosaic motif tiles add further interest to the walls.
The piece de resistance is the bathtub, finished using ceramic slabs on the exterior, with square ceramic tiles lining the interior, and flower-pattern tiles on the bath’s base.
This item first appeared in Tile & Stone Journal, March 2010
“What is firmer than the clay, clearer than the water it is kneaded with, more powerful than the fire in its kiln, more real than the colour that embellishes it?
These are the materials we work with and handle on a daily basis, as both raw materials and in our manufacturing processes.
Of course they have been developed, but have remained close to their millennia-old roots, ennobled and transformed into products of great aesthetic and clear functional value.
But there is an energy, an almost magic spirit that raises the material and gives it life: Art. To this day, we continue to draw inspiration and guidance from the great man who was Galileo Chini, who transformed our business into a fascinating, exciting human adventure.”