In fact the Spanish solid surface experts launched two new collections – Kraftizen and Onirika – simultaneously at a virtual press event. This post looks at one of them, Onirika, an immersive collection by interior designer Nina Magon that taps into the natural beauty of stone. Onirika was inspired by marble patterns. This lavish range offers eight elegant designs/colours: Awake, Lucid, Somnia, Neural, Trance, Vigil, Daze, and Morpheus.
Two really caught Tile Addict’s eye. The first – Onirika Awake – is an exquisite re-interpretation of the Paonazzo stone. It features thick veins of light greys, oxide terracotta, and a hint of inky blue. It is a powerful statement surface that will pair well with neutral and white tiles, pale timber, and the must have accent for 2022, gold.
The other standout design is Onirika Trance. This features warm fine streaks that move between oxides and fade to reddish gold, combining perfectly with reddish oak wood and darker walnut tones. But it is the blue veins that make design so very on-trend and versatile. It will complement many of the richer tones found in today’s Zellige tiles, as well as modern fish scale designs, and craquelle glazed metros. In short, Trance looks like a real winner.
It will be fascinating to see if the impressive Onirika collection charts the way forward for upscale marble-effect tiles in 2023 and beyond. I have a hunch it is a foretaste of many elegant new marble effects that will be delivered with just a tad more depth and character.
A new post by Joe Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, September 2022.