Don’t be fooled by the name. The team at Senhor das Pedras are not stone processors, but rather absolute wizards when it comes to creating exquisite sculptural forms in cement. In each of my last few visits to Revestir, this has been one of the most impressive displays, with beautiful tactile surfaces and elegant 3D forms that explore geometry and rhythm in most enticing ways.
Hailing from Estância Velha, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Senhor Das Pedras offers a beguiling union of high technology, product quality and on-trend designs in cement. The company’s standing with Diary of a Tile Addict was further enhanced at Revestir by the launch of four powerful new cement designs: Urbes, Clean, Puzzle, and Boomer.
Not content with these innovations, Senor das Pedras also introduced a market novelty: a translucent coating. This patented concept emerged from the company’s restless search for innovation. Eco-friendly, it offers unusual design potential since it can be used as a luminaire, emergency lighting, or directional signage.
Among the new cement ranges, Urbes is inspired by the urban aesthetic and is characterised by marked creases in hexagonal shapes and the effect of light and shadow that lends form and movement to the material. It is suitable for internal walls in living rooms or dining rooms.
Clean is a sophisticated and classic design that brings a light touch to any environment. Here geometric shapes and soft angulation provide a sense of spatial movement in a most elegant manner.
Boomer has a singular and striking identity. Inspired by the characteristic form of a boomerang, it smoothly delivers the sensation of movement and plays with the viewers perception of size.
Puzzle, ideal for the walls of children’s rooms, has a playful nature. As the name suggests, puzzle references feature in the design, which is inspired by memories of childhood and creative play.
Founded in 1969, Senhor das Pedras has a reputation for creativity and design freedom. Indeed, a personalised approach seems part of Senhor das Pedras’s DNA. A specialist in cement pieces, the company’s output is distinguished by its hand-made craftsmanship and the detailed care and attention focused on each piece. The brand also produces on-off pieces to commission. Safe to say, I’m a real fan!
A new post by Joe Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, March 2018.