RE-USE CALCE WHITE
Indoor/outdoor porcelain stoneware wall/floor tiles
This is the spirit that has inspired our design and development work and the key to our project.
We imagined what it would be like to salvage entire reinforced concrete walls from metropolitan industrial premises, with all their blatant modernity, and reuse them in a variety of residential contexts.
These combinations create a unique, original synergy: elegance and strength unite to create places that, until today, only existed in our minds.
Concrete is synthesis; simple in design and severe in colours.
To create something new, we have to change our point of view: in Re-Use, imperfection becomes inspiration.
We produce an industrial concrete that retains all the marks left on its surface: the stains left by damp, the imprints of the wooden boards used as support, and unexpected variations in the mortar and sand.
The concrete's surface when salvaged is reproduced exactly as it is.
Its look is minimalist and subtle, soft to the touch where the uneven patterning follows and integrates perfectly with the relief marks in the blocks.
For concrete, we have chosen a second surface which is lapped to reproduce the appearance of a new, very modern shiny resin.
To create Re-Use concrete, we salvaged 20 m2 of concrete wall. We combined patterning and structures to achieve a result that both looks and feels completely realistic.
Re-Use concrete can be used to interpret the various contemporary style trends, to create an absolutely “Re-use” mood.