Vertical and horizontal surfaces take on graphic textures, or utilize materials that transform them into aesthetically intriguing products offering high technical performance. Metals in the form of micronized powder, mixing of small fragments and pigments, combinations of different colors and contaminations of wood with ceramic. The company’s know-how leads to truly surprising results, in the creation of surfaces for personalization, produced in keeping with the highest standards of sustainability.
With EARTHTECH/, Florim transforms raw material into ‘technical earth’ with a full-body ceramic product (which has the same graphic/aesthetic presence throughout its thickness, making it inalterable even in case of deep scratching of the surface). Ideal for public and commercial spaces, residential projects and indoor-outdoor applications, EARTHTECH/ starts from a gray scale and reaches more forceful tones of luminous yellow and red-orange.
A surface with the effect of hand-troweled micro-cement is the strong point of the new Chromagic designed by Gruppo Romani. The porcelain stoneware, with an elegant palette of ten intense colors, offers graphic textures and solid tones for vertical and horizontal interior surfaces, also giving rise to exclusive custom furnishing complements.
The Alchimie collection by HDsurface provides coverings made with natural materials, like metals which in the form of micronized powder are taken to a semi-solid state through the use of a specific binder gel, and can then be applied to any support as a coating. The product faithfully reproduces the metal effect in slabs with Cor-ten, iron, oxidized copper, calamine and bronze oxide finishes.
Be Grateful is the Novacolor concept for 2021, which through the images by Gianluca Cisternino with styling by the architect Barbara Sansonetti narrates rebirth, using colors that bring out effects of light and material. The various products utilized include the decorative Metallo_Fuso coating combined with MATmotion, the line of professional enamels and water-based paints with low VOC content, free of formaldehyde and plasticizing additives.
The Petra collection in porcelain stoneware by Casalgrande Padana is a tribute to quartzite. With its vibrant texture, it echoes the beauty of a noble stone, updated in aesthetic terms thanks to careful design to accurately replicate the surface, nuances and material appearance.
Joint, the new line of porcelain stoneware surfaces by Micro, a brand of the Terratinta Group, has been created by the designer Roberto Cicchinè. Its versatility, which permits easy adaptation to any context, comes first of all from the choice of mixing different colors, giving rise to different settings and scenarios. Painstaking study of the seams, together with the use of sealants with combined colors, generates creations of great aesthetic impact.
Among the lines of Ceramiche Refin to furnish the bath environment, Prestigio in porcelain stoneware stands out for its glossy finish, which transmits the precious charm of natural marble and contributes to completely redesign the bathroom zone, combining classic styling and modernity thanks to the timeless elegance of the surfaces.
The Volume collection designed by Storagemilano for Ceramica Bardelli (Altaeco group) creates a wall with rhythm. It is composed of strips in the format 10×40 cm, and stands out for its 3D presence that grants movement and character to walls, with different volumes to generate interesting games of light and shadow. The collection, perfect for contract and residential spaces and applications, comes in six tones ranging from white to taupe, gray to blue.
From the HI-MACS® Marmo collection, Aurora offers new tones inspired by the fascinating Northern Lights. The new colors reproduce the vibrant flow of light waves in the skies of the north. Two of the new tones, Pavia and Aurora Cotton, have semi-translucent properties, allowing designers to formulate luminous effects and to insert this phenomenon in their projects.
“Patchwork quilts are made with stitching that becomes part of the decoration itself,” says the designer Marialaura Rossiello of Studio Irvine, who has designed Quilt for Mosaico+, namely mosaic tiles in porcelain stoneware with a range of different application options. The collection is developed on a small square in three basic hues: Chalk, Clay and Mud. Each color comes in two variants, smooth and raw. The Quilt tile stands out for its separated segment, made with an incision, to remain ton-sur-ton or in chromatic contrast.
Shifting to wood facings, optical effects enliven the clad surfaces of Le Righe, the wood paneling by Itlas used to personalize surfaces in the home, hospitality facilities and workplaces. The product can be installed horizontally or vertically, and stems from a working process that permits reduction of scrap to a minimum, reassigning value to waste while limiting the loss of raw material.
Listone Giordano presents Custom+, the collection that applies the innovative Atmosfere project created by the architect Marco Carini. The composition dedicated to Milan has an almost textile approach, with elegant, extremely refined weaves. The compositions, made with the smallest possible number of pieces, stand out for their great chromatic richness.
Corà and Pininfarina present the new Miraggio parquet collection, which with the contamination of wood and ceramic in the same geometric design boosts the perception of continuity between open and closed spaces. It is possible to create a gradient between a living area and a kitchen or a fireplace, providing greater functional quality and durability thanks to the ceramic inserts. The new collection is based on natural decorative patterns, with waves of water overlapping on waves of sand.