The most important event as regards ceramic surfaces was held in Bologna from 23 to 27 September – Cersaie 2019. There is not only tile section, but also bathroom furnishings, mixer taps, saunas and various kinds of raw materials are presented among exhibits.
Surface designs is delicate and difficult. Every year hundreds of decors, trends and representations of old collections go through a change. Let’s see what this year have looked like.
The new interpretation of rectangle resonates with professionals.
Ultra-glossy majolica tiles look like they’re made by hand. With their dense glaze and minor flaws: smears, irregularities, pitting and variations in shades and patterns make every detail and the respective wall compositions, actually unique. Marazzi Lume, Crogiolo collection, 2019.
The one outcome: rectangles is trending again.
Stone. Wood. 3D. There are no manufacturers today who would not have imitations of Carrara, Marquigny, Ceppo di Gre and other delights in their collections. The pattern is so close to a natural stone so it is difficult to understand what we have – a tile or a real breed. The same thing with wood, it repeats the exact and close to exact copy of the tree pattern.
Extrusion along three coordinate axes is another trend in tile surfaces, which has been going on since last year and is still relevant.
Purity of marble from Ceramiche Supergres is a project based on the selection and reproduction of ten types of extremely rare marble. It is difficult to meet in nature. Supergres selected and accurately reproduced all the veins, details and nuances of color presented on the best slabs of this beautiful marble.
The interpretation of rare quartz, precious stones and lapis lazuli from around the world is dedicated to all temperamental people. This effect creates a universe of style with unlimited potential for stone lovers. MARVEL DREAM by Atlas Concorde.
The elegant and informal Nordik Stone collection marks the culmination of FLAVIKER’s latest aesthetic research on typical materials of Northern European architecture: Belgian sedimentary stone and shell rock inspired the manufacturer to create a rustic ceramic surface that stands out with its slightly contrasting veins and small specks.
STARWOOD from the Spanish brand Venis (Porcelanosa grupo) was created to close a niche in the market that requires the beauty of natural wood and characteristics of ceramics.
Anyway, the customization and capabilities of digital printing are so firmly entrenched in the world of ceramics that in every home comes unique in all its glory. But the struggle with excess weight and thickness is still ongoing. Although today thin ceramic wallpapers (6 mm) and wide-format ceramic slabs of 3000 mm have already appeared.
Knowing what’s going on in the world of tile and decoration is absolutely necessary. But to choose is the case of everyone sensations, designers and sales consultants.
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