Equus: a new story by Sartoria of Terratinta Group

Plot lines to follow with your fingers and eyes, sophisticated geometry, timeless architectural forms. From the creative hotbed of Sartoria, Equus is a detailed and evocative collection of porcelain stoneware designed by Catherine Braconnier

Terratinta, Equus collection

A young but highly acclaimed leading brand of the Terratinta Group, Sartoria continues its pursuit of essential originality, aimed at “those who look ahead, with daring, and without fear of contrasts.” The company has turned to the feminine creativity of Catherine Braconnier for a new line of porcelain stoneware surfaces that draws on the world of horseback riding and the designer’s love of horses: Equus.

The collection is organized in different lines thanks to the potentialities of the ceramic materials, developing a modern range capable of expressing the perfect blend of urban innovation and rural tradition. Field, Hoof and Pavé: tree lines of surfaces, three ways of interpreting the material, patterns and reliefs, to see but above all to touch. The installation options are multiple, in a wide range of colors, textures and finishes.

Equus Field

Equus Field

Equus Hoof

Equus Hoof

Equus Pave

Equus Pavé

Equus Field
Equus Field
Equus Field
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Field has surfaces that display an orderly three-dimensional effect, controlled in clear, precise parallels and lighter grooves penetrating into the body of the tile. A particular dry pressing technicìque in personalized molds permits extraction of a piece with slim stripes that etch the stoneware, creating a level shift of 6mm. The aesthetically essential monochrome Field motif permits the creation of extremely dynamic 3D compositional schemes. The handmade glazing with special spigots brings uniform coloring, also inside the small grooves. 

Hoof stands out for different finishing – glossy or matte – that intervenes in the tactile and visual effect of the tiles without altering the minimalist spirit of the composition. Again in this case, the pieces can be arranged in multiple combinations to formulate different schemes. The modular design reproduces the abstract motif of a glazed ellipse or its half, inscribed in a rectangular format.

Like Field, Hoof is made with dry pressing, but in an exclusive mold with thickness of 12mm, subsequently etched with an ellipse having a depth of 7mm: a remarkable level shift for a product in porcelain stoneware. The geometric form replicates the imprint of a horse’s hoof, to be glazed and vitrified in an ‘interlock’ using the traditional screen printing method and three-phase firing. 

Equus Hoof
Equus Hoof
Equus Hoof
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Equus Pave

The third line, Pavé, opts for a compact field but with a geometric form that goes beyond traditional rectangular and square formats, again obtained by dry pressing in a mold. The result is an elegant decorative effect enlivened by the multiplication of the ‘interlocks.’ Especially in ton sur ton solutions.