Ceramiche Refin at the 2010 Edition of Maison & Object. Paris, 22 – 26 january 2010

Ceramiche Refin will take part in the 2010 edition of MAISON & OBJET, the Parisian exhibition for interior design, an international event dedicated to design which sees the biggest brands of the sector as well as young creative talents showcasing the new design trends and innovative lifestyle concepts.

The Refin display will be part of the stand organised by ICE, the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade together with Ceramic Tiles of Italy, which will be located in the “Projects” area of the exhibition, the space dedicated to renovation projects for architects and designers.
At the event, Ceramiche Refin will present the latest collections showcased for the first time at Cersaie 2009, the international exhibition for the ceramic industry and sanitary-ware: the new Tracce collection, the innovative Skin porcelain stoneware and the precious Parete d’Autore designed by architect Michele De Lucchi.

Past and future, tradition and innovation, history and news. These apparently contrasting themes were the basis for the new collection by Ceramiche Refin: TRACCE. The fading fingerprints of abandoned industrial sites, the historical remains of architectural digs are revealed to create an interweaving of layers of materials and overlapping wefts inspired by flaking walls, deteriorating cement and crumbling plaster. The tell-tale signs on building material ravaged by time appear on the surface of Tracce, as a testament to the importance of our history as well as the flair for continual development, creative research and ceramic technical evolution in the field of eco-sustainability. A mix of core values that sum up Refin and its mission, but also what is at the forefront of design today.
Tracce is manufactured to retain the same resistance features of standard thickness porcelain stoneware and is also available in the SKIN version, the new 4.8 mm thick porcelain stoneware. Skin ceramic tiles are particularly suitable for renovation projects as they can be easily installed onto pre-existing coverings, meaning a considerable saving in terms of time and costs.
Tracce is available in 60×60, 45×45 and 30×60, three sizes that, in the slim thickness version, facilitate installation procedures. The collection is available in six colours: Luce (white), Sabbia (beige), Creta (tobacco), Terra (brown), Cenere (light grey), Ombra (dark grey).

Skin, the brand-new slim thickness porcelain stoneware which is only 4.8 mm thick, has the same technical and resistance features of standard thickness porcelain stoneware tiles, yet is particularly suitable for renovation projects, as, thanks to its reduced thickness, it allows for an installation onto pre-existing coverings without the need to demolish, meaning a considerable saving in terms of time and costs. Even the sizes of Skin, the most innovative porcelain stoneware available, have been specifically created to facilitate its transportation and installation. Skin is available in the new Tracce collection and in the Artech and Velvet Ground collections, the two most successful Refin ceramic ranges.

Sizes and colours:
Tracce Skin: 60×60, 30×60, luce, sabbia, cenere
Artech Skin: 60×120, 60×60, 30×60, white, beige, pearl, grey, black
Velvet Ground Skin: 90×90, 30×90, 30×60 cenere, beige, greige, wengè, whiteo

The exclusive ceramic slab, created by Michele De Lucchi for Ceramiche Refin in 2007, has recently been introduced into the DesignTaleStudio Pareti d’Autore range.
De Lucchi’s Parete d’Autore, which has become an integral part of DesignTaleStudio production since last September, was originally created as a one-off piece for the Design on Stage event, organised during the Fuorisalone exhibition at the Triennale in Milan in 2007.
The ceramic slab designed by Michele De Lucchi (60x120cm size) is manufactured using precious granules of glass and coloured glazes which have been hand-decorated on the ceramic surface by expert ceramic masters and represents the pure expression of the fusion between modern design trends and the re-discovery of craftsmanship values, combined with cutting-edge experimentation on ceramic.

We await your visit at the Refin corner on the Ceramic Tiles of Italy / ICE stand
Hall 5C PROJET – Stand C26 / D25
Maison & Objet, Paris Nord Villepinte

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