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Experimentation, design, research, technology, quality: these are the fundamental values of Lea Ceramiche, the company of Fiorano Modenese that, in more than thirty years of activity, has significantly contributed to the development of the Italian ceramic sector.
Last week, I showed you one of the more artful ceramic and stone companies from this year's Cersaie floor and wall coverings show. Today, I wanted to introduce you Lea Ceramiche, a company that is leading the way with three notable trends in the ceramics industry—ultra-slim designs, large format tiles, and digital inspired looks.
Ultra-slim was a huge trend in floor and wall coverings this year, and Lea Ceramiche offered the best examples with their Slimtech line. With several styles within this collection, the thin slabs measure only 3mm thick—making them light, easy to maneuver into place and an ecological option thanks to their easy shipping.
Another popular style at this year's Cersaie was large format tiles. Replacing the once popular subway tiles and micro tiles that have been popular in bathrooms and backsplashes, a 12x24" format seems to be taking over the modern home.
Last week we saw Patricia Urquiola's digital inspired designs for Mutina, but Lea Ceramiche puts their own twist on the computer generated look with their Audrey collection. With tiny embossed dots that seem to give a pixel effect on each large format tile, plaids and florals are created in soft, pastel shades.
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Images: Lea Ceramiche
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