Grand Angle

Patrick Norguet

The centre piece of the installation at Via Durini, the new PAD décor, that Patrick Norguet has created for the Slimtech Take Care collection by Lea Ceramiche.

“Grand Angle is a display that I designed for the presentation of my new décor collection, PAD. The tiles are suspended in a false perspective that creates depth and transports us into the world of the product. This extremely simple structure enhances the Tamis and Oakland variants. These boxes, being elements of the global space, suggest a different perspective that allows us to present combinations of motifs on the one hand and on the other hand different uses of ceramics (floors, walls, ceilings).”

 Patrick Norguet

Composed of two designs, Tamis and Oakland, PAD recreates on large tiles two abstract patterns with uneven and irregular lines, made with 3m x 1m ultra-thin laminated porcelain stoneware. The two decorations frame the perspective sections of the space, brought to life by furniture from Ethimo, and transform traditional cladding into new items of furnishing. Combined with the flooring from the Take Care collection, the PAD surfaces emphasize the expressive potential of the material: its tactility and softness, the iridescent effect with gentle relief of the designs that generate movement and fluidity on the ceramic.

The collaboration with the French designer, which began in 2010, attests to Lea Ceramiche’s ability to sign partnerships with project minded designers and professionals from the international stage, for continuous benchmarking of new and original interpretations of ceramic materials. The know-how of the Modena-based company, as well as continuous research and innovation, has enabled production over the years of top quality products with a unique and recognizable style. Close collaboration with various professionals has also made it possible to convey over time an unconventional use of the ceramic surface.

The PAD and Take Care decorations are made of Slimtech laminated stoneware, 5.5mm thick. The innovative, large, lightweight, durable (fibreglass reinforced), and environmentally friendly tiles, that is ideal for any environment, contemporary interior and large architectural designs, as well as for non-traditional applications such as furniture finishes, kitchen countertops, bathroom surfaces, doors.

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“What is really interesting, being an architect, is the creation of a new material that will offer a wide range of applications in the architectural world. Lea Ceramiche is a brand that is open to innovation, and for me it characterizes the strength of Italy, the desire… to play.”