An Italian lifestyle projectWritten by Iris Ceramica
At 44th Salone del Mobile in Milan, most important home and contract furnishings trade fair in world, designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba created "Earth and Fire" installation for Iris Ceramica.
This Italian lifestyle project, underlined by aroma of espresso coffee, is divided into three thematic areas showing different ways of rendering multifaceted personality of today's ceramic tiles, an irreplaceable part of home decor.
The setting is decidedly unusual: space, occupied by a mechanical workshop for rest of year, features a barrel-vaulted gallery facing entrance courtyard.
Natural light coming through glass roof lights up gallery, enhancing fascination of colours of Pietra Forte from Florence recreated in full-bodied porcelain tile (26"x13" square, from Format collection).
The two designers had fun with modular formats of stone: almost as if trying to escape classic right angles of ceramic tile layout patterns, they created a wave that rises up back wall in a gradation of strips. Tall lights of light canvas, simple and comfortable garden furniture and fresh herbal scents complete natural scene.
The Awnings can be made with transparent plasticsWritten by Carlos Mello
The Awnings can be made with transparent plastics
By Carlos Mello
The Awning crystal, known as " transparent " curtain, it is indicated for closing of atmospheres that need to protect against cold, wind and moderate rain, without losing visibility, because their main characteristic is transparency.
The awning crystal doesn't have internal plot, therefore their mechanics qualities are limited and inferior to one of canvas of PVC. If be picked up wet and stay closed for some time, water doesn't evaporate and " penetrates " in crystal, leaving it with a characteristic " milk ".
This problem will disappears completely after some time open " taking sun ".
The manufacturing of awning crystal is in two ways:
Less numbers of welds, however can have shrink in width after some weeks, because product doesn't possess internal plot. Due to static energy generated by attrition in rolling up and extremely flat surface, awning Crystal " glues " if it is coiled for several hours.