Continuing Tile Addict’s preview of Ceramics of Italy at Coverings, this blog shines the spotlight on some new ranges that truly capture the richness and variety of Italian manufacturers’ product portfolios.
Diamond, by mosaic superstars Mosaico +, offers a great choice of chip sizes – square or rectangular – in 23 by 23mm and 23 by 48mm, arranged with aligned joint with gap of about 2.2mm, presented in 300 by 300mm sheets. Diamond is also available in hexagonals (28.9 by 25mm) and diamonds (13.9 by 24mm) shapes. This product is suitable for use when the finished installation is constantly submerged in water.
Naxos‘s Flair range skillfully interprets the timeless appeal of wood in its infinite variety, to create stylish spaces and fresh ideas for contemporary living. The power of porcelain stoneware emphasizes the warmth of wood whose appearance here reflects the passage of time. Details such as small abrasions, light chromatic variations, layers, and 3D surfaces enhance the personality of this naturally appealing collection. The colour choices are Elan, Elan Line, Lime, Cement, Flair 3D, Wild Wood, Maple Wood, Irish Wood, BassWood, and Silver Wood: a cool contemporary mix. The wall tile formats are 320 by 805mm, and 105 by 805mm; plus 200 by 1,000mm in the matching matt finish fine porcelain stoneware floor tiles.
Settecento‘s Sketches is a collection that really needs to be seen in the flesh as it encapsulates so many on-trend themes, including 3D forms, neo-abstract patterns and cool modern colour palettes.
Ceramica Vogue bills it’s Confetti collection as suitable for ‘the home where every day is a celebration.’ The company has a point! This new collection of glazed stoneware tiles, designed by Marcante-Testa (UdA), features ‘graphic inspired patterns evocative of a present perfect capable of guarding the most intimate aspects of people and their memory.’ Designed for those homes and restaurants and hotels seeking a domestic dimension, this range provides humour, and a lightness of touch. Confetti is only available in a 250 by 250mm rectified format, 10mm thick. There are four decor strands – Torino, Milano, Venezia, and Roma – offered in eight colour options, plus eight more solid matching tints. Easily combined micro patterns make Confetti an instant new classic; a great reflection of Ceramica Vogue’s brand philosophy.
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A new post by Joe Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, April 2018.