The spirit of Versace Ceramics

Presentation of the collections for 2019 of ceramic facings, produced in collaboration with Gardenia. Three lines that reinterpret and pay homage to the DNA of Versace

The universe of Gianni Versace ranges through different sectors, gathering kudos and success since 1978, the year of the company’s founding. Fashion, art and design intertwine to create true masterpieces capable of enhancing any space or any body.

This approach continues in the three lines of ceramic facings in the Versace Ceramics Collection 2019. Since 1997 the fashion house has worked with Gardenia Orchidea as a preferred partner with which to share objectives and values. The collaboration has recently led to the series Eterno, Olympus and Solid Gold, which reinterpret (and pay homage to) the Versace DNA.

Ceramics Collection 2019
Ceramics Collection 2019

Tradition and innovation are combined in Eterno. The line has been inspired by the Shou Sugi Ban, the art of burnt timber cladding: a technique of Japanese origin that involves burning the outer surface of wood, then treating it with linseed oil to grant durability and glow. This non-toxic process brings much better results than chemical treatments or resins.
The wood effect, soft and delicate to the touch, is achieved thanks to sophisticated digital methods. The new three-dimensional ceramic detail depicting the Medusa head fits perfectly into the perfection of the Eterno ceramic tiles.

The history and style of the company are reflected in the Olympus tiles. The glossy three-dimensional structure emphasizes the fretwork symbol of Versace par excellence, also appearing in the logo where it frames the legendary Medusa.

Solid Gold, finally, stands out for its rich baroque micro and macro motifs combined with the 1990s Vintage Logo on a gold surface. High-quality porcelain pieces in golden hues are the protagonists of the new line.