From January 18th to the 22nd, Casalgrande Padana will be at Sector Projects Stand A148, Hall 7 at Maison & Objet, in the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre. ICE, the Italian Trade Agency, has organized a collective participation effort together with Ceramics of Italy, in collaboration with the Confindustria Ceramica business association.
Maison & Objet, now in its 30th edition, is a major professional home fashion and design fair that brings together business and creativity. It is the largest event for all aspects of the lifestyle sector, bringing together national and international exhibitors from the world of home furnishings, design and project solutions.
What’s new from Casalgrande Padana
Metropolis: a modern take on concrete-effect porcelain stoneware
Austere, minimal, chic and an emblem of modernity, concrete is given a different, contemporary interpretation in the Metropolis collection. The result of a careful selection of natural raw materials, on-going research and experimentation and advanced manufacturing techniques, Metropolis comes in 8 different shades (Almond, Graphite, Greige, Grey, Mud, Sand, Silver and White), produced with a natural surface and a non-slip surface for outdoors.
Squared and rectified, the concrete-effect porcelain stoneware tiles in the Metropolis collection come in eight different sizes (from the classic 30×60 and 45×90 to the larger 60×60, 60×120, 90×90, 120×120, 120×278 and 160×320 sizes) and in four different thicknesses (from the thin 6 mm to the classic 9 mm and 10 mm, as well as an extra-thick 20 mm version for laying outdoors).
With its modern, decorative effect, this versatile, flexible collection of porcelain stoneware tiles is designed to meet the needs of contemporary living spaces; delicate accents of light delve into fluid surfaces with neutral shades, where the essential nature of the material and the soft colour variants bring functional, elegant appeal to the concrete-effect tiles in the Metropolis range.
This is a collection that goes beyond the modular tile concept, towards the design of continuous, fluid spaces: thanks to the ‘rectification’ process, which involves perfectly squaring the tile edges, and the large sizes, a sense of visual continuity can be created throughout settings, with joints reduced to a minimum or barely perceptible, while the 6 mm thickness allows for endless applications, such as coverings for walls, accent walls, shelves, worktops, tables or wall-hung elements.
In addition, the availability of both a natural surface and an anti-slip surface makes it possible to create interesting indoor-to-outdoor looks, and thanks to the 20 mm thickness, the concrete-effect stoneware tiles in the Metropolis collection can also be laid outdoors, both glued onto screed, guaranteeing excellent load resistance, and directly on sand, gravel or grass, thus obtaining paving that can be walked on immediately.