The Mendini Brothers have designed the ‘FILO’ collection for Ceramiche Refin, consisting of four motifs that each stand as an interpretation of a traditional orthogonal grid – distorted and re-sized to create an almost three-dimensional optical illusion.
The Fossil collection design by Kasia Zareba is a translation of the prehistoric imprints of plants and animals on rock formations. Traces of the pattern break and overlap just like the signs of time in prehistoric sites and archaeological excavations. The pattern gives the collection a special uniqueness, with a great, natural impact. Subtle motifs bring to mind the regularity of forms found in the natural world, which we can all interpret differently according to our imagination.
Running in different directions, the 5 hand-drawn graphics create curious optical illusions and solid-void effects: the interwoven effects of the forms resemble natural stone, creating a modern interpretation of marble, that symbol of tradition, sophistication and exclusive materials. The winning collection comes in size 60x60cm and three colours – beige, grey and brown – with five different graphic patterns for random laying.