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FAP ceramiche, one of the leading producers of floors and wall coverings in porcelain stoneware and white paste, has been assigned an extraordinary project in South Africa: Discovery’s headquarters in Johannesburg, in the heart of the Sandton business district.

Fluid in its forms and in its organisation, Discovery Place has been conceived to encourage creativity, growth, innovation and forms of interconnection between office areas – for employees – and commercial areas such as customer services, restaurants, conference halls, meeting rooms and training.

The architecture of this futuristic building has been modelled around a spectacular entrance hall illuminated from above. A primary feature of this area is the Roma collection, with which FAP ceramiche has reinterpreted in a contemporary style the captivating fascination of the most precious marbles. The line, as the name suggests, intends to be a tribute to Italian splendour and style appreciated throughout the world.

Sophisticated, elegant and able to interplay with different moods and styles, the Roma marble-effect plays an important part in lending the central square and the food hall an iconic quality with its elegant Grafite and Statuario finishings in the 75x75 and 75x150 cm sizes. A series of concentric ellipses with Roma Grafite Lux slabs have been created around the hall pool which stand out with their matt finishings against the shiny white of the floor.

For the development of the Discovery Place office and commercial complex, FAP ceramiche has known how to meet the requirements for a technical and resistant flooring which enhances the importance of the design and the aesthetic impact at the same time; these characteristics are fully guaranteed by the high-level performance of the Roma collection which, thanks to its resistance, maintains its beauty over time.

The result of this project is a perfect synthesis of balanced surfaces and natural material effects, in which the ceramic material displays all its qualities, meeting all the requirements of modern living. It’s a project that confirms the role of FAP ceramiche as an attentive and precise partner for exclusive supplies at an international level. As an essential part of its strategy, the company constantly invests in research and development in order to better interpret and anticipate future market needs.

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Paragon Interface - Boogertman and Partners

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