On a micro-scale, the pattern on the surface of ORTO LIVING COVERING represents the beautiful network of casual splits in nature, as water makes its way through the ground, or as ants organize their colony with innate, nature-born order.
The macro-level inspirations for this design were ortho-photographs taken from high above. Through its firm structure, weight and durability, concrete represents the notion of passive strength by its resistance to external forces as a perfect complement to active forces, the life energy of every living being.
Our trademark IVANKA High Performance Concrete (I-HPC) reinforced with high-density fibre, surface protected for water and stain resistance. The concrete produced by IVANKA is an extremely durable and resistant material, suitable for indoors and outdoors, domestic and public use.
Concrete is a breathing material with all its inhomogenous surfaces and cloudy appearances, and we love it as such. Being a hygroscopic material, moisture is absorbed and released from concrete as the surrounding humidity changes. The play of colour tone differences between each pigment-dyed Flaster, or even on one surface, make it a living material completely different from dead, sterile plastics. Efflorescence is a specialty of all cement-bonded materials, and is a natural and fully harmless feature of concrete.
The aging of the concrete is a natural and aesthetically pleasing characteristic that influences its appearance in a graceful manner.