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Casalgrande Padana at Clerkenwell Design Week 2024

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From 21 to 23 May, Casalgrande Padana will be at the Ceramics of Italy Pavilion at the Clerkenwell Design Week on St John’s Square, London. The Italian Trade Agency has organised the collective participation of companies in the ceramics industry in collaboration with Confindustria Ceramica.

Now at its 13th edition, CDW has become the UK’s leading independent design festival and a must- attend event for professionals interested in new trends and innovative solutions. The festival revolves around the showrooms dotted around Clerkenwell in East Central London, which boasts Europe’s highest concentration of creative businesses and architects and is a major international design hub.

Casalgrande Padana’s latest collections

Marmora: classic style for contemporary projects

Aesthetic research, technological innovation, and sophisticated processes have made it possible to replicate the low-relief veining created over the centuries in sedimentary rocks worldwide. Marmora is the perfect combination of design and technical features: beautiful streaks filled with light and harmonious colour contrasts give life to an ideal balance of patterns and structure, evoking the finest marble in the world.

Its irregular veining creates three-dimensional surfaces and sophisticated tactile effects to explore uncharted creative possibilities in contemporary projects with a classic style.

The Marmora collection comes in six colours (Grigio Antico, Lunense Morato, Nero Antico, Palombino, and Pavonazzetto) and various formats. The 10x60, 30x60, 60x60, and 60x120 cm formats are 9 mm thick, whereas the 60x120, 120x120, and 120x278 cm formats are 6 mm thick.

Pietra Tiburtina: straddling between history and modernity

Precious Italian heritage full of charm and history comes to life in the porcelain stoneware tiles from the new Pietra Tiburtina collection, achieving the perfect balance between design, craftsmanship, creativity, and innovation. Fragments of stone gush from the caves of ancient Tibur to take us on a journey through history. Ancient Romans used travertine – or lapis tiburtinus, as they used to call it – as an ornamental and construction material. Centuries later, this natural stone has maintained its unlimited potential, inspiring artists and architects of every era.

Casalgrande Padana’s new Pietra Tiburtina collection is available in the vein-cut version, which emphasises the lengthwise layers of limestone, and the cross-cut version, which highlights the subtle cloud-like effects and “worn” feel. Both versions combine stone’s charm and porcelain stoneware’s sturdiness. Delicate earthy shades, beautiful streaks, and a three-dimensional play of light and shadow give these tiles a texture full of class and elegance.

The Pietra Tiburtina collection draws inspiration from the finest types of travertine. It comes in four colours (Aventino, Campidoglio, Celio, and Palatino) and various formats and finishes. The 60x120, 120x120, and 120x278 cm formats are 6 mm thick. Conversely, the 30x60 and 60x60 cm formats are 9 mm thick. Moreover, the 60x120 and 60cx60 cm formats are also available with a 20 mm thickness and an anti-slip finish, allowing them to be installed outdoors directly on sand, gravel, or turf and be walked on immediately.

Pietra Tiburtina tiles are perfect for any architectural project's indoor and outdoor floors and walls. In addition, they can become contemporary decorative elements used to create exclusive furnishings, partition walls, countertops, cabinetry, washbasins, shower trays, shelves, and tables in any style.

Casalgrande Padana’s new collection is a tribute to travertine’s beauty and potential and offers architects and interior designers a canvas to unleash their creativity

The Project Wood collection and the charm of beech wood

Beech trees are majestic and highly regarded across Europe for their wood, which is being celebrated in Casalgrande Padana’s new porcelain stoneware tile collection developed with SBGA Blengini Ghirardelli. These tiles’ colour and design redefine the idea of wooden surfaces, replicating the charm of rare, sought-after wood in a palette of beautiful colours. Project Wood porcelain stoneware planks stand out for their delicate grain and veining, sophisticated texture and pleasant tactile sensations, making them perfect for creating warm and cosy spaces in any style.

Project Wood results from research to obtain a durable, environmentally sustainable product. It comes in five colours (Mesola, Migliarino, Paneveggio, Pollino, and Quarto) and two formats. The 20x120 cm is 9 mm thick and has a natural or Grip finish, while the 40x120 cm format is 20 mm thick and has an anti-slip finish for outdoor use. Laid on screed with adhesive, this outdoor version makes stunning balconies, patios, terraces, verandas, and poolsides. Applied directly to turf, gravel, or sand, it creates walkways you can walk on right away. In addition, in line with the latest trends, these tiles allow indoor and outdoor spaces to flow into one another, creating a stunning visual continuity and improving the spaces’ functionality and comfort all year round.

Stonetech: next-generation technical tiles

The Stonetech collection results from Casalgrande Padana’s research and cutting-edge production process. These new technical porcelain stoneware tiles replicate the texture and effects of the rocks of the Central Alps: marble, quartz, and feldspar fragments of different sizes blend within the slab, becoming one with it.

Stonetech comes in five colours (Stonewhite, Stonegrey, Stonepearl, Stonesand, and Stoneblack), three formats (60x120, 60x60, and 30x60 cm, with a 9 mm thickness), and a natural or anti-slip bushhammered finish.

Moreover, this collection maintains its aesthetic and functional features over time, making it perfect for projects requiring durability and wear resistance. The random repetition of irregular patterns makes each tile a unique decorative element that architects and designers can use for any application and building.

Terrazzotech: the new technical tile collection by Casalgrande Padana

Casalgrande Padana’s research, experimentation, cutting-edge production process, and technical expertise acquired in its 60 years in the business have led to the creation of Terrazzotech. This new collection of porcelain stoneware technical tiles has outstanding functionality and mechanical properties and gives a modern twist to Venetian terrazzo floors, one of the most original and renowned Italian creations with centuries of history.

Terrazzotech comes in six colours (Tech Antracite, Argento, Beige, Bianco, Grigio, and Nero), three finishes (natural, polished, and anti-slip bushhammered), and three sizes (30x60, 60x60, and 60x120 cm). The tiles are 10 mm thick, except for the 60x60 cm format with a natural finish, which is 15 mm thick. These tiles’ pattern is like a modern and dynamic jigsaw puzzle formed by chips in various shapes and sizes added to the porcelain stoneware mixture.

Terrazzotech double-charge porcelain stoneware tiles with atomised and micronised powders are incredibly wear-resistant. That’s why they are perfect for the floors and walls of public and commercial spaces. They are also recommended for industrial settings requiring chemical and corrosion resistance (such as chemical laboratories) and pharmaceutical and food preparation settings, which must comply with stringent hygiene standards.

This collection can also add style and personality to any domestic space. Moreover, its anti-slip version is perfect for creating a visual continuity between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles are durable, completely recyclable, non-absorbent, and fire-resistant. They maintain their beauty over time as they do not warp or age. Their excellent mechanical and temperature properties leave them unaffected by flexure, wear, frost, and temperature fluctuations, whatever the latitude. In addition, these tiles have antibacterial and self- cleaning properties, thanks to the Bios Ceramics technology (available upon request).

Casalgrande Padana has been environmentally conscious and committed to reducing its footprint for many years. That’s why it uses the best technologies, commits to a circular economy, and implements certified product, process, and environmental management policies. As a result, the company reuses 100% of raw waste, treats and reuses 100% of wastewater, self-produces 90% of its electricity, and recovers 99.5% of waste.

Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles are innovative products with excellent aesthetic and technical features. They are free of harmful substances and environmentally friendly. Thus, the spaces they create are not only beautiful and functional but also safe, healthy, and easy to clean.


By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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