Capitone by Senhor das Pedras, Revestir 2017

Tactile Transitions

Capitone by Senhor das Pedras, Revestir 2017
Capitone Satin by Senhor das Pedras, Revestir 2017

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.

Fiore by Senhor das Pedras
Fiore by Senhor das Pedras

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.

Revestimento Translúcido by Senhor das Pedras
Revestimento Translúcido by Senhor das Pedras

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.

Urbes by Senhor das Pedras
Urbes by Senhor das Pedras

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 by Senhor das Pedras
Clean by Senhor das Pedras

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 by Senhor das Pedras
Boomer by Senhor das Pedras

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 by Senhor das Pedras
Puzzle by Senhor das Pedras

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.

Capitane by Senhor das Pedras
Capitone Satin by Senhor das Pedras

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!

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A new post by Joe Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, March 2018.

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