Ceramiche Refin launches porcelain tiles based on prehistoric fossils

www.refin-ceramic-tiles.com Fossil tile in brown”In the subtle motifs, one’s imagination can see different figures. They bring to mind the regularities of form found in the natural world,”said Zareba. Her original sketches were inspired by the physical impressions left by the grooved, coiled   shells of extinct sea creatures called ammonites. Fossil tile in beigeAvailable in brown, beige or grey, the 60-by-60-centimetre tiles are produced   in five hand-drawn patterns and   are intended to look like   they’re made from natural stone. Fossil tile in greyCeramiche Refin’s research arm,   DesignTaleStudio, launched the Create your Tile competition in February 2014, which invited tile design concepts from professionals across the globe. Here is more information from   Ceramiche Refin:
Fossil Collection
The Fossil collection of porcelain tiles is a translation of the prehistoric imprints left by plants and animals in rock formations, and Zareba took early inspiration from the fossilised marks left by the fluted shells of ammonites. Over 800 entries were submitted and then judged by Italian designers   Alessandro and Francesco Mendini, before   Zareba’s concept   was announced as the winner. Dezeen promotion:   Italian brand Ceramiche Refin has launched a porcelain tile collection based on the winning concept from its   Create your Tile design competition. She opened her own design studio in the Dutch city after graduating in 2012. Traces of the pattern break and overlap much like the signs of time in prehistoric sites and archaeological excavations. The interlocking mosaic of the shades resemble a natural stone, creating a modern interpretation of marble – the symbol of tradition and refined taste of the luxury of precious materials. The winning collection comes in 60-by-60 centimetre porcelain tiles in three neutral colours –beige, grey and brown– with five different graphic patterns to be laid randomly.

Updated: 08.12.2014 — 22:16