Dezeen promotion: the Design Industry ceramic tile collection by Italian company Refin features two ranges of tiles that resemble metallic surfaces and cement finishes.
Refin created the Oxyde tiles to look like shades of oxidised metals such as rusting iron, while the Raw range is designed to appear like rough cement and peeling plaster.
The tiles were launched during the Cersaie 2012 design event in Bologna in September.
Below is some text by Refin:
Launched during Cersaie in September this year, Design Industry is a new collection of ceramic tiles from Italian manufacturer Refin. Design Industry is inspired by urban design and contemporary architectural trends, and comprises two different ranges - Oxyde and Raw - that resemble metallic surfaces and cement finishes.
In addition, the collection is offered in a wide range of tile sizes, colours and textures to enable the utmost freedom in project planning, indoors and out.
The tiles in the Oxyde range evoke the glazed look of oxidised metals combining bright, dark and rust shades, whilst the Raw range echoes the chromatic and structural interpretation of raw cement and flaking plaster.
Design Industry tiles are available in two new maxi-sizes; 75x75 cm and 75x150 cm, launched after extensive research and investment by Refin. The 75x75 cm slab is the largest size that can be installed by a single technician, so it combines easy handling and installation with the strong aesthetic impact typical of large scale tiles.
The 75x150 cm size, one of the largest available on the market, enhances the texture and the graphic effects and reduces the number of grout lines, contributing to the continuous effect of the surface. It is suitable both for indoor venues and for ventilated facades and allows for different sub-cuts.