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PROJECTS | Piva Windows

Contemporary architecture demands a perfect balance between indoor living spaces and outdoor settings.

The Hi-Finity panoramic system by PIVA Windows creates a new sense of space by letting as much natural light as possible penetrate the interior, while its minimalist design merges excellent performance, boundless visibility and living comfort to perfection.

Discover the technique of Piva Windows at the upcoming HD Expo Las Vegas, August 24-25, 2021.

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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 | Slide | Grand Bohemian Hotel

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Grand Bohemian Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a luxury hotel and an exclusive location for weddings and events. Its sumptuous style matches perfectly with the rich-in-details Design of Love collection. They chooses some items by Moro and Pigatti to furnish the outdoor areas and the function room, but also some of SLIDE best sellers, as Kami collection and Amore bench. For its terrace, they choose Lord of Love tables, Princess of Love chairs, Master of Love high tables and Mister of Love stools. For the function room, Queen of Love armchairs are lighted up by two majestic Crown of Love hanging lamps.

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

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GREEN | Slide

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QUEEN LOVES NATURE

Queen of Love (design Moro e Pigatti) is a timeless icon, this is why SLIDE took inspiration from infinity!

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Queen of Love, SLIDE looked upwards: romantic, limitless, dreamy – the starry sky has been a source of desire since the beginning of time. Queen of Love “Stardust” shines bright like the stars, “Aurora” reflects the colours of the Northern Lights, “Andromeda” reminds of the endless galaxies, “Orione” recalls the most fascinating visible constellation.

The special editions Queen loves Nature adore the environment: the base colour is Jet Black, which is obtained by completely recycled plastic. Just like in a primordial chaos, the vergin recyclable material we use is only a small part, but it releases a mix of colours that only SLIDE deep knowledge of rotational moulding technology can turn into a tangible creation.

SLIDE loves the environment that surrounds its products: the production process works only with 100% recycled and recyclable polyethylene. SLIDE would respect the virtuous path of the circular economy: every products at the end of its life cycle, turns into plastic powder and it gives life to a new item. This is possible because polyethylene is 100% recyclable: the row material is a single-material polymer, so it is composed by a single type of material. Thanks to the purity of the material, SLIDE can 100% recycle the polyethylene, and the 40% of our production is recycled.

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