Ceramics

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about ceramics

Product • By HESSENTIA | Cornelio CappelliniSydney

Sydney

Sydney collection is the result of a great passion in testing new pottery working techniques. The side table expresses its artistic strength thanks to the pottery decorated with a pattern that recalls the seashells. The surface of pottery top is glazed with golden or platinum colour before the baking process: the top is supported by a metal cone available in different finishes that are in contrast or match with it. Thanks to its preciousness, this side table could be one of the most important elements of the living area. More

Product • By CERAMICHE KEOPEIKON

IKON

Essential concrete effect floor and wall tiles The Ikon collection is a new icon in Ceramiche Keope's range. Straight from its name, it expresses its strong character, thanks to the unmistakeable soul of concrete. Outcome of the continuous technological evolution of the leading manufacturer of porcelain stoneware wall and floor tiles, Ikon is an essential and bold series.Drawing inspiration from urban style, this line reinterprets the raw reference material as porcelain stoneware, the versatile material with an excellent technical and aesthetic performance. With its new 120x278 maxi size – with a thickness of 6 mm - this solution is ideal for creating continuous walls and floors, and for fulfilling the needs of architects and designe... More

Project • By ITT CeramicApartments

Zinarea Interior Design Taiwán

The interior design studio has chosen this ITT Ceramic porcelain to decorate the floors and walls of a charming family home in Taichung (Taiwan)Minimalism, luminosity and functionality define the interior design project developed by Zinarea Interior Design in a private apartment in Taichung, Taiwan, where the Portobello model by ITT Ceramic has an outstanding protagonism, as it has been applied as flooring and cladding in different spaces of this simple and charming family home. Specifically, Portobello has been placed in 60x120 format on the floor of the main lounge, while in 120x120 format it has been installed on the wall of the television area.The designers responsible for this project, Ku Chen Hung and Pan Yi Xuan, have chosen this por... More

Project • By pc-|< paolo cesaretti Arch-Trade Shows

A switch of mind | Kale Group @ CERSAIE 2017 |

An adaptable skeleton wrapped in a translucent skin delivers iconic visual communication and a continuous landscape of ceramic surfaces.Designed for Kale Group – worldwide manufacturer of ceramic tiles and porcelain stoneware – the stand has the aim to qualify the identity of the company. The space is divided in five exhibition areas - each dedicated to a different brand belonging to Kale - linked by a central space for lounging and meeting. The company’s request for a low budget solution with high visual impact informed the design process, driving its focus on the idea of versatility as a conceptual frame. The result was a low-definition modular skeleton made by painted wood, wrapped in a semi-transparent digital printed fabric skin. This... More

Product • By FOS CeramicheSporos

Sporos

The particular elliptical shape and textured surface resembling hammering, are the result of a meticulous study on the microscopic magnification of a seed. The careful and accurate preparation of the model permit to appreciate the play of light and shadows on the white sculpted body. The decoration with gold 23k is applied by expert hands and fixed via additional firing process. The shiny gold creates an intricate web of radiant venations crossed by elusive and liquid light. More

Project • By MosaShops

Wijnhavenkwartier

The Wijnhavenkwartier, designed by architectural firm Geurst & Schulze, is a particularly attractive addition to The Hague’s city skyline. A dull office complex accommodating two ministries has been transformed into a warm, metropolitan building where all sorts of activities are happening. The complex now accommodates apartments, restaurants, shops, and an annex of Leiden University. The most striking aspect is the sand-coloured façade which has been finished with custom design tiles from Mosa, with which the architect makes a reference to ‘the beautiful city behind the dunes’. Delightful woven patterns ‘The ceramic façade constantly entices you to look at the building,’ explains architect Jeroen Geurst about his design. ‘The closer you... More

Project • By MarazziHotels

NH Hotel Fiera di Milano

The new towers of the NH Hotel Fiera di Milano serve Milan’s exhibition district at Rho-Pero and are located opposite the main gates. The two gigantic monoliths are a fine example of the creative verve of Dominique Perrault, the internationally acclaimed French architect. Their restrained and rather sombre, glossy black shape soars up, tilted 5 degrees off the vertical, with 400 three- and four –star accommodations. The minimalist vocation of Perrault is best expressed in the sophisticated treatment of the building’s outer skin, an expanse of ventilated walls pierced by irregular openings that underline its homogeneity but also its subtle tension. The elements that constitute the face use a completely hidden anchoring system and are the out... More

Product • By SuitedsuitsFrame Model collection R.1

Frame Model R.1

The Suit'd Suits Frame Model collection R.1 is fitting the Berker brand wiring accessory parts, from their renowned R-series.It was in 2016 that we decided to make matching styling frames for a specific brand, in order to achieve a full range with lots of application possibilities. With focussing on only one electro-technical brand, our clients would never be confused about the applicability. We felt most connected to German family business Hager (est.1955) and decided to partner with them to make more logic combinations; our styling frames with their technology. The combination is astonishing. The typically handcrafted ceramic and wooden Suit’d Suits surface frames from the R.1 Series give a very human and friendly look and feel to the hig... More

Project • By pc-|< paolo cesaretti Arch-Trade Shows

Framing | RC pavillion @ Cersaie 2014 |

Framing is the concept. Here all the ceramic models are exhibited as singular unique pieces in three thematic rooms. And the whole interior space is framed from the outside as a compact dense volume just leaving slight introspections. The architectonic geometry - matched with a graphic treatment of the surfaces – it’s crossed by a subtle vibration thanks to the optical effect created by the triple staining of the vertical elements. According to the side you are looking at, the pavilion outer surfaces appear as a continuum of vertical lines with a different chromatic identity. Red and purple if you look to one direction, red and grey if you look to the other. Splitting the inside from the outside – thus avoiding the shop window effec... More

Product • By Ceramiche Refin S.p.A.Poesia

Poesia

All the allure of Leccese stone is evident here on this sophisticated ceramic surface, in natural nuances that are ideal for both classical settings – in the 60×60 size with aged finish – and more contemporary environments, using the larger sizes. The name is indicative of a prestigious collection in which the detail of the texture, the carefully studied contrasts and painstaking attention to balancing the fossil inserts combine to create wonderfully smooth, appealing finishes. Timeless elegance, enhanced by the four soft shades ranging from white to mud grey, as well as a warm gold nuance and a more neutral shade of grey. More

Project • By Agrob BuchtalHousing

Sonnenhof

Vertically structured ceramic tiles in a warm shade of green give the facade of this building a delicate appearance that blends into the surrounding woodlands. A sustainable, high-quality and robust material, ceramics are resistant to frost and weathering as well as aggressive environmental influences. Furthermore, ceramics absorb minimal water and are very low maintenance. They are thus an intriguing and practical facade material. This particular residential nursing home in the Swiss town of Wil features ceramics from Agrob Buchtal together with a composite thermal insulation system. In sympathy with green tones, anodized metal surfaces of the vertical windows bands as well as the metalwork and the roof endings complement the cerami... More

Project • By MIAS ArchitectsOffices

IGUZZINI BARCELONA HEADQUARTERS

The new iGuzzini Illuminazione Ibérica S.A. headquarters is located between AP-7 and C-16 highways (Barcelona metropolitan roads). The building has two parts, each with a different function: one is low, extensive and underground, with no natural light and built in concrete; the other is spherical and with a glass shell, floating over the landscape. Taking profit of the slopes of the ground, the platform contains the logistic warehouse, the parking, the showroom, the auditorium, the light theatre, a conference room and climate and system mechanics. All these spaces need darkness, so as to show the characteristics of artificial light. The surface of the platform is, in fact, a completely equipped outdoor raised floor, covered with di... More

Product • By SuitedsuitsSuit'd Suits Cover Models collection

Universal socket Covers

In 2010 designer Erik Boogerd discovered and invented the Universal poweroutletcover as a product model, also the trigger for starting the brand Suit'd Suits (meaning: 'Suited Covers') and the production company behind it (called 'Suited Products') later on.With the Universal poweroutletcovers, or Cover Models, we present a simple but effective method for making the standard and often yellowed plastic power outlets / sockets more appealing.How it works? A doublesided adhesive tapestrip that is pre-mounted inside the covers (from woodtypes and ceramics) are taking care of that dull piece of plastic within less then 2 minutes! It's a highly graphical product – with an overall iconographic appearance, that is designed to reduce the visibility... More

Product • By Ceramiche Refin S.p.A.Mansion

Mansion

The prestige of age-old wood in its various essences lead to creations that enhance the traditions of hand-made craftsmanship manufacturing without relinquishing the advantages of the most innovative ceramic technology. The feeling of wood crafted and planed by hand, of the stucco restoration of age-old wooden planks and of the expert waxing process come back to life in a marvellous product destined to be used in the most sophisticated contemporary venues. More

Product • By Ceramiche Refin S.p.A.Warm appeal of wood

Larix

The warm appeal of wood combines with the functionality and resistance of porcelain stoneware in the larix collection, inspired by larch wood and widely used in traditional alpine architecture.Larix is the result of intensive research on the features of this natural material that is reinterpreted on ceramics, reproducing its graphics and texture, its chromatic and surface details and the marks caused by the passage of time and by adverse weather. More