Oversized, versatile, clean, eternal, natural: the winning combination of extraordinary performance features generates a perfect blend of aesthetics and practicality. Lapitec is an innovative “full-bodied” sintered stone , extremely strong and produced in large planar slabs of uniform thickness. The material, made by mixing 100% natural mineral powders, combines high performances with the consistency, workability, elegance and naturalness of the typical colors and finishes of natural stone.
Photo © Andrea Martiradonna
The slabs come in 3 collections, 17 colors, 7 different surface textures and in formats up to 3365 mm in length. Details that provide great expressive freedom and a wide range of application options: Lapitec can adapt to different needs in design, breaking down temporal and stylistic boundaries and providing true freedom to create.
The variation of the friction coefficient of the various finishes
permits the sintered stone to adapt not only as horizontal and vertical facing, in indoor and outdoor settings – like ventilated façades, roofs, floors and swimming pools – but also to be applied in design products, from tables to consoles to bathrooms and kitchens. For the latter, in particular, Lapitec is particularly useful, because its surface does not absorb, resists staining and scratching, is very easy to clean and absolutely incombustible.
Lapitec technology at the service of Azimut Yachts
In line with the dynamic spirit of the luxurious Azimut S6 yacht, and to ensure resistance to UV rays, weather, temperature changes and salt water, Lapitec covers the tops in the kitchen on the main deck, opting for a contrast effect. The interior designer Francesco Guida has chosen the sintered stone in the Terra Moca color with the Vesuvio finish, to combine with pale wood doors, matching the material in the living area and in the overall décor of the boat, featuring a palette of warm, welcoming materials and tones.
Photo © Mariana Bisti
A total white island for a loft in Athens
Designed by the Greek firm AK Praxis, the Politeia house is located on the two upper levels of a building in Athens dating back to the 1950s. The renovation generates pure forms, pale colors alternating with black details, and permeable spaces invaded by natural light from the large windows. The two-tone contrast can be seen in the kitchen, with a black dining table and a large monolithic total white island. The top is a continuous, seamless surface, made with a single slab of Lapitec 3 meters in length, with thickness of 12 mm, chosen in this case in the color Bianco Artico with the Satin finish. The same material has been used for the built-in sink and the sides.
Bianco Polare for a swimming pool in New York
Lapitec is also at its best in contact with water, or even immersed in it. Its composition generates surfaces without pores, waterproof and resistant to scratching, mildew and bacteria, and easy to clean.
For the surfaces of this swimming pool in New York the choice has gone to the Bianco Polare color in different surface finishes and formats. XXL slabs in the Vesuvio finish are used for the deck surrounding the long rectangular pool, and along the walls; small rectangular tiles cover the base of the columns and the shower area, for which Lapitec has also supplied the custom platform. The Satin finish has been applied for the pool enclosure, while the Lux glossy version covers the stairs leading to the upper level, for an effect of great luminosity.
Ca’ Gioia: a contemporary interpretation of the language of Palladio
In the residential project by Francesco Pascali at Bassano del Grappa, the applications of Lapitec include the enclosures, the roof and the outdoor pavement. The ventilated façades of the two communicating volumes – a low one with a pitched roof, and a main block on two levels – are covered with 1500x3365mm slabs in the Bianco Crema color with Arena, Dune and Vesuvio finishes, while the roof is in Terra Ebano with the Dune finish.
The thickness of 12 mm permits reduction of the joints to a minimum, ensuring structural standards at minimum weight through mechanical attachment. For the floors along the whole perimeter the choice has gone to slabs in the Bianco Polare hue.