Dezeen promotion: Italian flooring manufacturer Marazzi has released its Crogiolo ceramic and stoneware collection with four new series, including designs based on majolica pottery and tiles with a brush-stroke effect.
The new tile series – Lume, Scenario, Zellige and D_Segni Blend – join the D_Segni, D_Segni Scaglie and Colore series also in the Crogiolo collection.
The Lume stoneware draws on Marazzi's extensive research into glazes and colour to offer a design that resembles the ultra-glossy handmade majolica tiles that are typical of southern Italian architecture.
Made with a dense glaze, each tile celebrates flaws such as smears, irregularities, pitting and variations in shade and pattern, making each piece and their relative compositions unique.
The Lume range boasts an "unusual" size of six-by-24 centimetres and, according to the manufacturer, boasts straight edges that allow for almost joint-free installation.
It is available in six colours, including white, black, green, blue, musk and greige. The Lume tile is suitable for use as a wall covering in both residential and contract projects and is only recommended for use on floors in private homes where there is a low level of traffic.
The Zellige tile is a 10-by-10-centimetre version of the traditional Moroccan terracotta tiles with the same name, which typically feature glossy glazes.
Like the Lume range, Zellige retains the "delightful flaws" that occur in the manufacturing process, resulting in a variety of textures and variations of the range's 12 different colours ranging from turquoise and sage green to sand and coral.
The collection is completed by three 30 by 30-centimetre mosaics that can be made on demand using unevenly shaped chips and slant-cut pieces taken from the plain tiles.
The new Scenario stoneware features graphic motifs and tone-on-tone "brush-stroke" effects, informed by Marazzi's historic I Pennellati collection designed in 1958 by Italian painter and potter Venerio Martini.
The 20 by 20-centimetre Scenario tiles include two different surfaces that can be used together. One is matt and comes in three colours including Bianco, Nero and Blu, and is suitable for floors and walls.
The other is ultra-glossy and comes in the shades Bianco, Blu, Azzurro, Nero and Grigio. This version is more suited to wall coverings.
The final D_Segni Blend range of porcelain stoneware cement tiles was produced using Marazzi's new StepWise technology, which grants products a high degree of slip resistance without compromising on the surface's soft feel.
Available in 20 by 20-centimetre and 10 by 10-centimetre sizes, the Blend range is available in six colours, three brighter shades of Azzurro, Verde and Terra, and three more neutral tones of Grigio, Carbone and Osso.
More information on Marazzi's Crogiolo collection can be found on the company's website.