Dezeen promotion: visitors to the Milan showroom of Italian tile company Ceramiche Refin can play a board game developed using ceramic tiles next week.
Architect Danilo Premoli has devised a two-player game called PLAY5 that involves matching tiles from Ceramiche Refin's Cromie tile range against the clock - click here to learn the rules and register to play.
The tile range features four sets named Polvere, Fango, Terra and Tendenze, each made up of nine complimentary shades.
Ceramiche Refin's showroom at Fora Bonaparte 68 will be open from 9 to 14 April, with a PLAY5 tournament between a group of architects taking place on Saturday 13.
The company has recently launched two ranges of tiles that resemble metallic surfaces and cement finishes. See all our stories about tiles »
Here is some more information from Ceramiche Refin:
Caution Architects at Play
During the Fuori Salone 2013, Italian tile manufacturer Ceramiche Reﬁn will be hosting the event Caution Architects at Play. Architect Danilo Premoli has developed an original board game, PLAY5, using Cromie ceramic tiles.
PLAY5 is a game for 2 people, played on a board with a 5x5 grid and using pieces made up of 4 coloured tesserae. Working against the clock and using clever tactics, the players must create a row of at least 4 pieces with matching colours - there are 25 possible winning combinations.
During the Fuori Salone, visitors to the Reﬁn showroom are invited to take part, and PLAY5 will culminate on Saturday 13 April with a tournament between renowned architects.
Taking part is easy; go to www.refin-ceramic-tiles.com/fuorisalone-2013 to learn the rules and register to play.
Above: Polvere family from the Cromie range
Cromie - A unique colour palette developed by Ceramiche Reﬁn for architects and interior designers
Cromie consists of four families developed in 9 chromatic shades which use colour strategically and broadens the expressive potential of ceramics. Developed using the NCS-Natural Colour System®© as a reference, Cromie embraces the world of project-planning in a complementary way, and can perfectly integrate with other design and architectural elements. This chromatic palette uses the scientiﬁc criteria of brightness, saturation and shade to give a broad, inﬁnite horizon. Offering this kind of colour range affords users many more opportunities to seamlessly create more accurate and subtle ﬁnishes for projects.
Above: Fango family from the Cromie range
Polvere - in the Polvere family we ﬁnd the neutral grey shades (arranged from light to dark) and chromatic grey hues, both cold and warm, with slight hints of blue and red, that are hidden or revealed in the interaction with the other colours.
Fango - elementary yellow and red hues come into play in the nine bright colours that form the Fango family, arranged from light to dark: the yellow hues tend to red yet maintain low saturation levels so have a tonality very similar to the nuances of grey.
Above: Terra family from the Cromie range
Terra - the nine colours are organised by brightness in the Terra family with hues that tend from yellow to red. The colours here are more saturated and full therefore the yellow tint comes through in a more dominant way.
Tendenze - the Tendenze family emerges as the best way to suggest new chromatic solutions for ceramics and, in general, for interior design projects.
Above: Tendenze family from the Cromie range
Caution Architects At Play
9-14 April 2013
Foro Bonaparte 68
UK Specification Consultant – Massimo Sferrazza
T: +44 (0)20 3603 1884, firstname.lastname@example.org
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