Frame tile collection by Refin
Dezeen promotion: Italian firm Refin are launching a collection of patterned ceramic tiles with graphic design studio FM Milan at the Cersaie 2012 design event in Bologna this week.
Four ranges named Carpet, Geometric, Majolica and Weave each include a set of graphic patterns that can be used on their own or laid in a patchwork.
The tiles are on display in Hall 36, Stand B32-C37/B33 during Cersaie 2012 at the Bologna Exhibition Centre from 25 to 29 September.
Here is some more information from Refin:
Ceramiche Refin launch new collection with studio FM Milano
Cersaie 2012 – Bologna, 25-29 September
Hall 36 Stand B32-C37/B33
The merger of culture, innovation and creativity has always been a characteristic of DesignTaleStudio, Refin’s ceramic experimentation laboratory. Working for the first time with studio FM Milano, a Milan-based graphic design agency, has led to the creation of Frame - a unique, bold and graphic collection of ceramic tiles.
Frame is a collection where graphic language uses the most modern ceramic technology to create highly decorative surfaces. Frame takes inspiration from materials, objects and traditional designs evolving and transforming them into a new aesthetic.
Comprised of four designs - Carpet, Geometric, Majolica, and Weave - the entire Frame collection uses graphic design in an inventive and contemporary way, re-interpreting traditional decorated ceramics. The design also becomes fragmented and the scale changes perception of the how the decorative element is seen. The result is an exciting new surface pattern that can easily be used by architects and interior designers to create innovative residential and commercial spaces.
"In planning the FRAME collection we took inspiration from traditional decorations that didn’t have much in common with each other, looking for new interpretations and introducing some new elements. In the case of Majolica, for example, we took a classic example apart and reinterpreted it in a contemporary way, introducing colour and size variations (from big to small). Moreover, Refin’s innovative technology allowed us to print different versions of the same subject and combine them together to create an original and sophisticated “patchwork” effect with a strong decorative and commercial impact.”
Barbara Forni, studio FM Milano.