CERA, NAMIB, COQUILLE, TAMASHI, HALO, and PRESTIGIO range extension. These are the latest collections presented by Ceramiche Refin at Cersaie 2023, a significant international event dedicated to surface design, bathroom furnishings, and architectural finishes, held in Bologna from September 25th to 29th.
The new collections were launched within a renewed exhibition framework created by Studio Salaris Milano. The stand, designed to highlight the products’ peculiarities, is conceived as a kind of art gallery. It is organized as a sequence of unique and distinct exhibits, capable of conversing with each other through a consistent architecture. However, the focus is on CERA, an original and creative collection placed at the centre of the stand.
Indeed, CERA is one of the most original and unexpected collections presented at the event. The reason is simple: it takes inspiration from the working of wax, an unprecedented element in the world of ceramic surfaces. Thanks to the insight of Refin’s tile designers, a careful research journey began, based on the observation of the material and its transformation processes.
The Italian company was able to recreate the plasticity of wax, designing a graphic that stands out for its great depth. Small cracks, traces, and cavities alternate and dance on a background that combines light and dark areas. The result? A surface with a uniform appearance, rich in details and nuances that give movement and elegance to the product. The colour variants are Fumo, Luce, and Intenso. Meanwhile, the Cerasilk surface finish, soft and silky, enhances the material effect of the graphic, conveying the fluidity of wax to the touch.
Those who wish to bring the suggestions of unspoilt nature into interior spaces will appreciate NAMIB, a collection inspired by one of the world’s oldest deserts, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fusing immensity and simplicity, the line features an overall uniform surface, whose earthy character is mitigated by a refined graphic design rich in detail and colour variations when viewed up close. These aspects confer a subtle effect of movement and depth.
The colour palette translates natural scenarios, favouring warm nuances. In detail, the more neutral shades of Dune, Ecru, and Linen dialogue with Camel, Jasper, and Earth, inspired by the pigments of soils and sands. The new matte finish, Matt-pro, is soft to the touch and easy to clean. Additionally, three decorative proposals enrich the range. Illusion and Oasis evoke dunes and desert mirages, while Gem, with its intense blue nuance, transports the imagination to the colours of the sky.
Dedicated to contemporary architectural contexts is TAMASHI, a collection of wood-effect porcelain stoneware. Inspired by the most contemporary and essential woods, it is the result of meticulous research to find the perfect equilibrium between graphics and colours. The surfaces are balanced and uniform, including fine, dense, parallel veins and subtle colour nuances. The range, with its refined and minimalist taste, consists of seven different nuances, available in 25×150 cm planks.
Among other novelties, the restyling of PRESTIGIO stands out, designed to update the line of ceramic slabs with a marble effect in line with the latest industry trends. It combines the authentic lines of natural marbles with an original contemporary style, making it perfect for tiles for bathroom. The new white marble variants are five: Statuario Apuano, Calacatta Oro, Nuvolato, Arabescato, and Opera.
As for HALO, it is a brick-effect wall tile collection, characterized by glossy finishes, intense colours, and glazed surfaces, available in the new 6×24 cm format. Perfect for highlighting architectural volumes, furnishing elements, and adding personality to commercial spaces and residential environments, it features surfaces that alternate light and dark streaks with reliefs that give the product a three-dimensional and non-uniform tactile surface.
Lastly, COQUILLE is the result an attentive aesthetic elaboration of the peculiarities of limestone. It synthesizes the charm of mineral elements into balanced, discreet, and contemporary ceramic surfaces. Delicately calibrated graphic markings, light veining, and subtle fossil inclusions mingle with the nuances and chiaroscuro of the background. A play of elements alternates densely detailed areas with others that are more uniform, creating a gentle shading.