Wood-look stoneware and cementine tiles by Marazzi have been used to create a stylish interior for a bakery in Ragusa, Italy.
Bread position as a source of worldly, social and spiritual life was what guided DFG Architetti’s design of the San Giuseppe bakery in Ragusa.
Wood-look Treverkever and Block cementine tiles are combined perfectly in this tasteful setting and, together with the white interior furnishing, enhance, and draw attention to, the golden colours of the freshly-baked produce on display.
For the floor, the architects chose Treverkever, in the Natural shade, in a 200 by 1,200mm format. This wood-effect porcelain range is characterised by pronounced veining, shade variation and contrasting knots. This give the surface added interest, creating a warm, welcoming feel in the interior.
The Block cementine tiles, meanwhile, enrich the space with hand-crafted tones, creating the perfect mix of traditional and contemporary. The architects used them not only for the walls of the bakery workshop, but also to cover umbrella stand-cum-tables and to create original bases for vases.
The bakery’s workshop, enhanced by this attractive cement tile wall covering, is not hidden from view, but rather celebrated as a space that nurtures creativity, where breadmaking skills can be demonstrated and handed down to the next generation.
Photography: Marcello Bocchieri.
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