26/04/2021 - The enduring combination of art and technique inspires the new capsule collection of three-dimensional wall tiles designed by Piero Lissoni for Atlas Concorde. Previewed at the Brera showroom during Milano Design City, the two new patterns - 3D Sign and 3D Squares - complete the Wall Carve family. They weave a fil rouge that oscillates between artisan allure and hyper-industrial technique.
'When we started working on these textures', says Piero Lissoni, 'we thought about how to interpret a new generation of ceramic wall tiles. We started from the ancient world of 16th-century engravings'.
The entire 3D Wall Carve collection pays homage to natural stone and the know-how of the artisans who worked it. Abstract designs and sinuous patterns animate the surface, while irregular accents transfer manual stonework to ceramics.
Inspired by abstract painting, 3D Sign creates a materially pictorial finish using the play of light and shadow to sculpt the surface and camouflage the joints between the tiles.
3D Squares reinterprets the micromosaic with artisanal appeal. A grid-like composition of small irregular squares arranged with geometric precision decorates the wall, appearing as a continuous surface.
3D Chisel, 3D Leaf and 3D Whittle are other patterns in the collection. Inspired by stone and cement with a handcrafted combed effect, 3D Chisel is a weave of irregular and fine horizontal reliefs. 3D Leaf is a decorative relief based on soft, spontaneous, stylised natural elements like the impressions of plant fossils. The 3D Whittle pattern plays with the superimposition of horizontal bands in marked relief on the softness of a dynamic ribbon motif. The entire surface is defined by that slight roughness typical of natural stone.
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