14/10/2021 - RAK Ceramics dresses the bathroom at 360 °, with a total look made up of wall and floor tiles, sanitaryware and accessories that are perfectly integrated with each other. On the occasion of Cersaie, the brand has presented the latest novelties, such as the bathroom collection by Patrick Norguet, the minimalist style RAK-Des sanitary ware, the Preziosi marble-effect tiles collection and the new Through-Body Veining technology that reproduces the natural marble veins through the thickness of the unglazed porcelain slab. Leonardo De Muro, Vice President of RAK Ceramics, presents the news in a video interview by Archiproducts.
RAK-Valet - The bathroom collection from Patrick Norguet
RAK-Valet is the new bathroom collection that brings together the creative flair of the French designer and the manufacturing quality of RAK Ceramics.
It recounts a story of visions, patterns, forms and frenetic rhythms that lead to some amazing solutions. The keyword of the project is equilibrium: in the dialogue between light and shade, between volumes, lines, form and materials, each element is designed for the users of the living space.
Norguet’s work probes new ways of living and exploiting the domestic space, destined to become a place without restrictions, porous and osmotic, traditional yet innovative at the same time.
The RAK-Valet collection is made up of functional elements, available in matt and glossy finishes. Decorative volumes are devoid of any superfluous detail or shape, with the accent placed on formal purity, thanks to thin-edged washbasins, a bathtub that is fruit of great stylistic research and the “elongated” lines of the sanitaryware.
RAK-Valet coordinates perfectly with some of the most successful lines by RAK Ceramics, such as the newly released bathroom RAK-Joy Uno cabinets and mirrors, complete with accessories such as metal legs and towel rails or the functional and highly elegant little ceramic shelf, yet another design by Norguet.
RAK-Des - Form follows function
“Form follows function”. Attributed to architect Louis Sullivan, this design principle generally associated with architecture and industrial design of the late XIX and early XX centuries maintains that the form of an object should mainly be related to its function or purpose. The same principle is following by the new RAK-Des bathroom collection, which pays a tribute to the minimalist style of the Bauhaus school.
This collection presents a line of articles which, apart from sanitaryware, includes a freestanding washbasin and bowl of pared-down minimalist lines, echoing the style from which it draws inspiration. The rectangular washbasins of this collection may be wall-hung, individually, combined with the RAK-Precious countertops, or teamed up with the RAK-Joy furniture units.
Preziosi - Marble effect in extra-large formats
Preziosi is a wide and varied range of collections are inspired by the elegance of marble to offer hundreds of solutions for residential areas, the hospitality industry and the workplace. Marble and granite patterns are reinterpreted to reveal elegant and refined veinings, ideal for renovating walls, floors, false ceilings and furniture. Also available in the trendsetting open-book effect and in a vast range of formats, thicknesses and design solutions.
Through-Body Veining - Unglazed porcelain like natural marble
Through-Body Veining is the innovative breakthrough of RAK Ceramics in the reproduction of natural marble veins which passes through the thickness of the unglazed porcelain slab. This technology confers a unique design appearance to the slab, with a consistent and evenly distributed marble veining which runs through its entire thickness.
Thanks to the use of an advanced printing technology, pattern repetition is minimized and the geometric motifs, which are synchronized all over the slab surface, look random and decidedly creative.
This new container comprises highly distinctive products of exceptional quality and aesthetic value, from floors to wall surfaces of large dimensions to special furnishing elements such as table tops and high-end kitchen worktops.
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