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PROJECTS | Lea Ceramiche | Prada Tower Milan

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Lea Ceramiche‘s experience in the production of ceramics, capability in creating surfaces appropriate for any setting – interior spaces, architectural projects, installations and more – and ability to deliver highly customisable solutions have allowed the company to tackle a large number of design challenges around the globe over the years, often working with the world’s leading industry professionals and designers. The company’s most recent project is another prestigious one that has seen Lea Ceramiche team up with the Prada Foundation.

A few months ago, the Prada Tower was completed in the southern part of Milan. Designed by Rem Koolhaas with Chris van Duijn and Federico Pompignoli from the OMA design studio, the tower represents the final piece in the Prada Foundation jigsaw, after its launch three years ago. The building – made from white cement – encompasses nine storeys: six stories are home to exhibition areas, while the other three feature a restaurant and other visitor services.

Atop the tower is a terrace with rooftop bar, designed to be a flexible, exclusive space. The flooring features an optical illusion in black and white, made using tiles from Lea Ceramiche’s Absolute collection. The design is made up of a sequence of rectangular tiles in Slimtech porcelain stoneware which have been cut to measure and arranged according to a set geometric pattern. As a result, the surface seems bigger, while the mirrors used around the edges of the terrace erase the barrier between the rooftop space and the stunning 360° views of the city. The minimalism and purity of the materials – which feature just two dominant colors – and the unique laying pattern create attractive, subtle curves on the surface, delivering a high-impact aesthetic punch to the terrace.

Absolute Total White was also used for the flooring of some of the service areas, with bespoke 12x12cm tiles produced to create a tight criss-cross pattern on the surface. The Absolute collection is part of Slimtech by Lea Ceramiche, a revolutionary line of porcelain stoneware tiles combing large formats (3m x 1m and 260 x 120cm) with reduced thicknesses of 3.5, 5.5 and 6mm. The impressive tiles have been created using cutting-edge technology that has completely revolutionized ceramic manufacturing techniques. Their lightness, strength and versatility have made possible applications and creations that would have been unthinkable until recently, in both the residential and architectural sectors. As in the Prada Tower terrace project, the qualities of the tiles – combined with the company’s production capabilities and expertise – have enabled Lea Ceramiche to adapt its standard formats to fit the requirements of the designers and supply a custom-made product. It’s a fine example of how designers can work with members of the dynamic Italian production sector to great effect.

Credits:
Project: Prada Tower
Location: Milan, Italy
Project by: OMA

Lea Ceramiche products: Slimtech Absolute
Laminated porcelain stoneware reinforced with fiberglass
Thickness: 5,5mm
Colors: Total Black, Total White
Sizes: 100x100cm, 100x300cm
Finishes: Sat, Lev
With Protect antibacterial protection www.protect.panariagroup.it

Discover the whole range of Lea Ceramiche products at the upcoming HD Expo Las Vegas, August 24-25, 2021.

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PROJECTS | Lea Ceramiche | Perovsky Moscow

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Lea Ceramiche’s Wood-Stock collection was chosen by the ADM Architects design firm for the large PerovSky residential complex in Moscow. 900 sq m of the wood-look collection covers the building’s entire façade, giving it a very elegant and textured effect.

The material chosen by the Firm is part of the Slimtech series: large ultra-light laminated stoneware tiles with a thickness of only 5.5 mm and a large size, up to 300 x 100 cm, which, in the case of the Wood-Stock collection, comes in 300 x 33.3 cm slats. Perfect for multiple uses both on floors and walls, Slimtech is both aesthetic and functional.

Wood-Stock’s wood-look texture, in the warm Honey Wood colour, recalls the natural effect of oak and perfectly harmonizes with the covering of the adjoining architectural volumes. The large sizes convey a unique visual impact that is unthinkable with traditional stoneware sizes. From a functional point of view, the high quality of the material and its high resistance to atmospheric agents and wear ensure that it remains unchanged over time and reduces the need for maintenance. Additionally, thanks to its reduced thickness, Slimtech is very flexible and adapts to every design need, such as the slight curvature of the PerovSky complex in which the tiles were used to accommodate the vault of the façade of the building’s lowest volume.

Credits:
Project: PerovSky residential complex
Location: Moscow, Russia
Project by: ADM Architects
Year of construction: 2018

Lea Ceramiche products: Slimtech Wood-Stock
Design Research dept. Lea Ceramiche
Laminated porcelain stoneware reinforced with fiberglass
Colors: Honey Wood
Sizes: 33x300cm
Thickness: 5,5mm
With Protect antibacterial protection www.protect.panariagroup.it

Discover the whole range of Lea Ceramiche products at the upcoming HD Expo Las Vegas, August 24-25, 2021.

IC4HD HDExpo2021 Lea Ceramiche 520 West New York

PROJECTS | Lea Ceramiche | 520 West New York

IC4HD HDExpo2021 Lea Ceramiche 520 West New York

Material and technical qualities coupled with the aesthetic values of Lea Ceramiche‘s materials enter the 520 West 28th architectural complex, Zaha Hadid Architects’ first residential project in New York.

Located between the High Line and 28th Street, the architecturally striking building was designed to dialogue with the lively surrounding urban environment, the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan. The eleven floors, which encompass a total of 39 apartments, each with its own identity and different viewpoints of the neighborhood, feature a series of volumes that flow into each other, intertwining. The outer envelope, characterized by large glass windows and curved steel lines, is a clear hallmark of the style of the great architect, who won the Pritzker Prize and died prematurely in 2016. The innovative and modern design also distinguishes the building’s interiors, not only the futuristic, over 3 meter-high apartments designed by Jennifer Post Design and West Chin Architects, but also the 25-meter covered swimming pool, the IMAX cinema, the gym, the underground garage with a robotic system, and meticulously designed spaces that have made the futuristic building the new icon of the New York skyline.

METROPOLIS by Lea Ceramiche is the collection selected for the building’s Back of House areas. Presented in the Tokyo White color, it creates surfaces with a neutral and bright color; the series’ essential and contemporary style adapts very harmoniously to the setting, making the spaces airy and welcoming. Metropolis is also characterized by the special Protect antibacterial protection integrated in the material, which guarantees healthy, safe and protected environments, offering a perfect mix of aesthetic pleasure, quality, comfort, functionality and durability.

 

Credits
Project: 520 West 28th
Location: New York, United States
Project by: Zaha Hadid Architects
Year of completion: 2018

Lea Ceramiche products: Metropolis collection
Design Research dept. Lea
UGL through-body stoneware
Tokyo White colour
Formats: 30x60cm; 60x60cm
Thickness: 10mm
With Protect antibacterial protection www.protect.panariagroup.it

Discover the whole range of Lea Ceramiche products at the upcoming HD Expo Las Vegas, August 24-25, 2021.

Lea Ceramiche Green HD Expo 2021

GREEN | Lea Ceramiche

Lea Ceramiche Green HD Expo 2021

Part of Panariagroup, one of the leading international groups in the production of high-end and luxury ceramic surfaces, Lea Ceramiche shares the same mission, always focused on growth and the creation of well-being in harmony with people and the environment.

Lea Ceramiche excellence combines beauty, quality and sustainability, with a daily commitment to reducing environmental impact, particularly in relation to energy consumption and emissions in all phases of the production cycle, including waste management.

Panariagroup’s production processes and products have obtained the most important international certifications, including the most advanced certifications for sustainable architecture, such as the EPD declaration.

Lea Ceramiche is leader in the production of laminated porcelain stoneware, a revolutionary product which – besides being a superior quality, light, resistant and versatile product for new design perspectives in the world of architecture and housing – has a very reduced environment impact thanks to:

  • -65% the consumption of raw material
  • -30% the consumption of water
  • -30% the consumption of energy
  • -30% CO2 emissions in atmosphere
  • -66% pollution cause by transport

Discover the whole range of Lea Ceramiche products at the upcoming HD Expo Las Vegas, August 24-25, 2021.

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Back to Hospitality Design Expo 2021: Lea Ceramiche

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Lea Ceramiche brings back to HD Expo within IC4HD group its perfect synthesis of visionary design and technological performance: a partner of creativity everywhere in the world for all types of architectural projects that seek distinction through a unique and recognizable style.

One of Lea Ceramiche’s most iconic products, ZOOM is the macro-representation of four patterns that reflect on the organic nature of cement – Reef, Dry, Foam, Tide – carried to extremes through a vigorous and magnified stroke. The graphic motifs are proposed in the 60×60 cm format, able to compose actual decorated carpets, as well as in the more classic 20×20 cm format that reinterprets the traditional decorative shape of the cement tiles in a new way. The project presents a variety of graphics to be laid on the floor or wall in a random way, to leave the space with a decidedly contemporary, decorative and distinctive mark.
Zoom supports the expansion of the range of the Concreto series, best seller of the company presented in 2018, which now has been enhanced with new thicknesses (10, 11 and 20mm), formats, textures and a further broad and varied decorative sign.

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Discover the whole range of Lea Ceramiche products at the upcoming HD Expo Las Vegas, August 24-25, 2021.