Ceramiche Refin tiles play centre stage in this outstanding project by Brazilian architect Diego Revollo. The 130m² apartment is located in Alto da Lapa with the lawyer client buying off plan. The client realised immediately that the interior space needed to be radically different, he wanted something personal yet perennial. The basic elements needed to be high quality and original and this is where the tiles came into their own.
In this scheme the architect combined the best of Brazilian with enduring European design influences. Panels of American Walnut used with local Cumaru wood (Brazilian gold teak) juxtaposed against a soft textural grey palette; sculptural furniture and artefacts with transparent elements of lighting alongside accessories. The entire design was set against a bold backdrop of a fully clad kitchen zone where the tiles are used 360°. Ceramiche Refin’s Frame Carpet porcelain tiles are used on the floor, walls and ceiling - they are quite simply the star of the show.
These contemporary porcelain tiles are a modern take on a classic, they have a randomised pattern that is geometric and detailed, injecting personality into the space whilst bringing the kitchen area to life. The collection designed by Studio FM Milano won the prestigious European Design Award for the Frame Collection. Frame Carpet tiles turn the usual tile conventions on its head by reversing tile patterning and shading.
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About Ceramiche Refin S.P.A.
Ceramiche Refin was founded in 1962 and over the years has become a reference point for the Italian and international ceramics market. Part of the Gruppo Concorde since 1998, Refin's mission is to produce furnishing solutions with high technological quality, image and Italian design for the ceramic tile market, particularly focusing on lightweight commercial and high level residential designs, managing the company ethically and respecting the environment.
Avant-garde technology and high production capacity: Ceramiche Refin combines aesthetics and technology, creativity and tradition. Without compromising on the use of top quality raw materials, the company has broadened its range to include products that respond to different living needs and with a more modern taste.
In 2005 Refin inaugurated the creative laboratory DTS (DesignTaleStudio), an innovative and unique project, the synergy of craftsmanship and art, innovation and experimentation, to produce unique ranges for the craft ceramics market.