Here are our discoveries from the second day of the MADE expo in Milan, the fair that makes every materials fetishist's heart beat faster...including ours.
Barrisol foils work with a patented system. The combination of foil products (available in different surface finishes, among them transparent, flocked and lacquered), with very different profiles and fixing mechanisms, make possible complex stretch-ceiling systems, room objects, wall coverings and lots more.
Barrisol 'Mur Lumière Color' © normalu
Barrisol 'Mur Lumière Color' © normalu×
Barrisol '3d -Form' © normalu
Barrisol '3d -Form' © normalu×
Barrisol ceiling system & wall covering © normalu
Barrisol ceiling system & wall covering © normalu×
Benetti, originally a producer of ceramics, began experimenting with marble in the 1980s. The design of Benetti's products feature a tension between the look of their surfaces and the actual material from which they are made. A metallic sheen, in combination with stone veining, or a textile texture with a stone look are some of the fascinating, if slightly confusing, examples from the collection.
The Payanini company specialises in thin stone products made of marble, granite, onyx and semi-precious stones, among others, originating from select quarries worldwide. These wonderful stone veneers can be back-lit and lend their environment a special atmosphere.
Tempio is a subsidiary of the Spanish company Mayor, which manufactures tiles, mosaics and Zegeln out of terracotta. Tempio offers a rear-ventilated rainscreen, with ceramic elements measuring up to 1.5 metres in length.
'Big Size' is the name of the large-format collection presented at MADE; large, too, is the character of the designs. Architonic particularly liked the pattern based on the city landscape. 'Big Size' meets 'The Big Apple'.
KuEI's product range addresses every surface in the room: from floor and wall coverings to acoustic elements and laminated glass. What's interesting is that KUEI can create a graphic theme on each of its surfaces, using a materially suitable type of print or a coating. The designs are brought to the curved surfaces. KuEI offers a palette of patterns, but can easily be tailored to the individual wishes of the customer.
KuEI acoustic element, custom-tailored
KuEI acoustic element, custom-tailored×
KuEI laminated flooring and laminated plywood furniture
KuEI laminated flooring and laminated plywood furniture×
tabu, specialising in wood laminate, presented its laminated-plywood collection 'Caleidoscop’; laminated plywood reduces wood waste and thereby makes a contribution to sustainability.
tabu laminated flooring
tabu laminated flooring×
'Caleidolegno' by tabu
'Caleidolegno' by tabu×
abet laminati goes a step further: wood waste isn't only reduced, it's also used for a newly developed product called Tefor. Tefor is made from recycled polypropylenes and ground laminate-wood waste. The surface can be furnished with textures, is very hard-wearing and is available in eight colours.
For exterior use abet produces high-pressure laminates with digital prints, whose surface layers are made of foils impregnated with amino resins. MEG is weather- and UV-resistant.
abet 'MEG' high-pressure laminate with digital print
abet 'MEG' high-pressure laminate with digital print×
Omnidecor presented two new collections – 'Stern' and 'Elettra'. The 'Stern' series was developed in collaboration with Robert A.M. Stern Architects. New formats and four different patterns characterise the 'Elettra' collection.
Omnidecor DecourFlou anti-slip flooring
Omnidecor DecourFlou anti-slip flooring×
Also at the forefront of the many projects in the wide range of Omnidecor innovations, a
revolutionary anti-slip treatment for the DecourFlou collection, DIN 51097 compliant, which
further widens the adaptability of glass, from its typical “verticality” to a new “horizontal”
application: floors and staircases.
Omnidecor, 'Elettra' Collection, pattern: 'Diamond'
Omnidecor, 'Elettra' Collection, pattern: 'Diamond'×
Omnidekor 'fuzzy black'
Omnidekor 'fuzzy black'×
The ceramic veneers on Liminam's products are paper-thin, but possess all of the material's strengths, like, for example, its fire retardancy, its resistance to scratching, and its ability to withstand chemicals, water and the elements.
Laminam ceramic element 'Filo d'oro'
Laminam ceramic element 'Filo d'oro'×
'Oxide' has an interesting metallic optical patina, with a relief effect. 'Filo d’Oro' also plays with metallic effects through glazes, which look like a grid of solidifed metal drops. Laminam elements are available in formats up to 1000mm x 3000mm, with a stunning thickness of 3mm (available up to 7mm).
Laminam ceramic element 'Moro'
Laminam ceramic element 'Moro'×
The story continues: more materials from MADE can be found in Materials Report 3/3!