Lea Ceramiche will be present at Coverings 2023, the most important North American trade show dedicated to ceramic and natural stone, taking place in Orlando (USA) from 18 to 21 April. Architects, designers, and industry experts will have the opportunity to admire the latest products and trends for flooring and cladding offered by numerous exhibitors from all over the world.
With its high-performance and aesthetically unique collections – the worldwide preview Side Stone, Pigmenti, Masterpiece and Anthea - together with the innovative Slimtech Easy dry lay system, Lea Ceramiche will once again astound the numerous international visitors who will be crowding into its display space. These are products and solutions created from an in-depth analysis of the latest trends in interior design and with the goal of making spaces increasingly personalised and eclectic.
Side Stone, the collection that made its world premier in Orlando, is a stone-effect series inspired by Ceppo di Grè, a stone historically used in Milanese constructions in the 20th century and recently experiencing a resurgence. The research conducted by the brand has identified an “unexplored” - Hidden - and even more elegant side to this surface, a sort of unprocessed quarry stone, whose macro-inclusions haven’t emerged and therefore remain immersed in the limestone body. If the aesthetic strength of the classic, agglomerate version of the stone which everyone is familiar with resides in the extremely variegated natural composition, then the Hidden version has a more graceful and homogeneous appearance and is therefore more architecturally versatile. To further enrich the series, Lea Ceramiche has paired this more innovative and adaptable variation with a second, more explosive and recognisable one: Cluster, a rich and more decorative aggregate. The collection is available in 3 colours - Light, Mid, and Dark - which are present in both versions to make it as easy as possible to mix and match them or use them independently, giving life to new solutions for those who want a total look, but with distinctive characteristics.
Pigmenti is the latest proposal in ultra-thin Slimtech Plus slabs by Lea Ceramiche and It was born from the collaboration with Ferruccio Laviani who continues in the virtuous collaboration with the brand. The result is a material colour with a fine structure, where light graphic movements give the colour depth and dynamism. With Pigmenti, ceramics recovers its primordial function: it returns to being pure material at the service of colour. And the result is even more extraordinary if we consider that the materiality and craftsmanship of inspiration find in industrial production a result that is not denatured, thanks to the ability of Lea Ceramiche to maintain its distinctive and elementary characteristics preserved. 12 colour variants are proposed, carefully studied by Laviani combining the methodical analysis of the chromatic trends of architecture and interior design with his personal sensitivity towards the most expressive and natural colours. The result is a range of contemporary tones, inspired by natural colours and at the same time the most refined nuances: from ochre, to earth, passing to cooler colours, such as green and blue, up to neutrals and greys. Colours designed to be easily combined with each other, as well as with the other collections of the brand, so as to allow maximum expressive freedom and customisation.
Research within the research, Pigmenti is also extraordinarily thin. A second ceramic skin of only 3.5 mm in large format slabs (3x1 m) that opens up to the possibility of being used on vertical surfaces, indoors for strongly characterised environments, or outdoors, for applications on external façades, or to cover furnishing volumes.
Masterpiece is vibrant and sophisticated collection rich in nuances, which originated from the combination and breakdown of two remarkable surfaces: cement and marble aggregate. The series was born from the collaboration between Lea Ceramiche and architect Ferruccio Laviani. The concept developed by this prestigious collaboration blends a limited range of elements that inspire unlimited possibilities. Two different crafted surfaces, Master (inspired by cement) and Piece (inspired by marble aggregate), can be freely paired with one another, or exist separately. Masterpiece is made up of surfaces engaged in a refined dialogue, which introduces a design style that focuses on multiple decorative combinations, lending itself to various levels of application: from simple and fashionable cement surfaces to the flexible combination of Master and Piece, for infinite design interpretations.
In Anthea, traditional subjects like marble and stone come together in a unique collection, offering a sophisticated and thrilling combination that doesn’t exist in nature. This is a highly evocative series, born from a skilful and deliberate blend of ingredients that gives life to 5 subjects, all entirely different from one another. Each is the result of an extraordinary union, in which elements of marble and stone, meticulously calibrated and from different origins, blend together with astounding realism, resulting in a combination that enhances the features of both. For each of the five available colours, one can choose from three different surface textures (time worn, natural, or sandblasted) which are paired with the design that best highlights their individual qualities, for a highly realistic end product.
Finally, Slimtech Easy will also be present at Coverings, the certified dry lay, adhesive-less system for ultra-thin over-sized slabs which makes it easy to restyle pre-existing floors without removing or damaging the original surfaces. Slimtech Easy by Lea Ceramiche revolutionises the concept of new ceramic flooring with unprecedented simplicity and speed and with outstanding results. The key elements are the Slimtech Plus laminated porcelain stoneware slabs, available in multiple finishes and looks, and the Silent soundproofing mat, specifically designed for this solution, on which the surfaces are laid before being sealed with a special filler, available in 2 versions (fast or mat), which makes them stable, waterproof, incredibly strong, and immediately ready to be walked on.
Lea Ceramiche’s participation at Coverings confirms the brand’s desire to be present in international markets in order to meet the needs of a demanding and cosmopolitan clientele, with products that offer enormous personality and extraordinary technical performance.