expressing vivid colors and mesmerizing depth, studio formafantasma creates the ‘cromatica’ ceramics collection for CEDIT – ceramiche d’italia (made in florim). the range not only references the traditions of tile manufacturing but does so in a method that produces technical perfection as well as individual compositions.
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the CEDIT ‘cromatica’ collection notes how the use of ceramics for architecture has allowed the production of larger and larger sizes as well as brighter and brighter colors. this modern production process has also eliminated the potential for flaws that, even when unwanted, gave character to each tile. with ‘cromatica’, studio formafantasma investigates the potential of color changes in contemporary ceramic manufacturing.
‘we used the color palette created for CEDIT by ettore sottsass in the eighties as the starting point for the development of our design,’ explains andrea trimarchi and simone farresin of studio formafantasma. sottsass’ ‘41 colors’ of glazes refined the ‘cromatica’ collection to six colors with two surface finishes – natural and glossy. by enhancing a variety of new technologies, these colors are realized with new shades and variations within every single panel.
the collection is available in a large number of sizes with each one designed in full size or cut into smaller sizes. when combined – even at random – mixtures of different colors are created and reveal a wealth of shades, reflections and depth. the ceramics provide the perfect backdrop for interior designs with unique chromatic combinations. ‘this work represents a reflection on colors, and above all a proposal on how to transfer the multiplicity of shades typical of a hand-crafted piece into a project produced on a large scale,’ concludes studio formafantasma.
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