Sumptuous stone mosaics and sculptural 3D stone pieces were displayed in abundance at Revestir, but few could match Lap Mosaicos for sheer panache and delicate detailing.
Design options ranged from carved pyramidal forms in both white and black stone that had the appearance of flower buds on the verge of opening into full bloom.
There were also curved and angular stone rectangles set in alternating orientation. These would be perfect as horizontal bands, feature listelli or vertical frames.
Three-part hexagonal designs with a striated surface, realised in a winning combination of metal and resin, was one stand out range.
But the real star of the stand, ideal to add decorative detailing to either a limestone field tile or one of the plaster-finish beige porcelains that are now a key range in so many European manufacturers´portfolios, was a subtle square format, raised frame, design where the natural colour variation of Brazilian sedimentary stone shone through in its subtle perfection; adding visual complexity in an understated yet very classy manner.
A new post by Joe Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, March 2017.
Further coverage of the design trends at Cevisama, Revestir and Coverings 2017 can be found in Tile & Stone Journal May 2017, Pages 48-65, or online at www.tileandstonejournal.com.