In the new design trends for 2023, high-tech ceramic plays a leading role in floors, surface coverings and furnishings for homes and for public and commercial spaces.
The great ductility of ceramic materials allows them to express all the qualities for which they are renowned as surface coverings.
These include great resistance, a direct consequence of the material’s absolute impermeability and compactness.
But the properties of high-tech ceramic also include durability, inalterability and easy maintenance and cleaning.
Ceramic maxi-slabs also give free rein to personal expression in living spaces, with very little grouting, ensuring greater luminance and breadth of vision than traditional ceramic tiles.
High-tech ceramic maxi-slabs are also light enough to permit all kinds of creative uses in custom furnishings and solutions, ideal for responding to the needs of different spaces and personal tastes.
The principal uses of high-tech ceramic in furniture and interior decorating include sliding doors and walls, tables, chairs, kitchen and bathroom countertops, in addition to ventilated walls for buildings’ outer cladding.
The most popular looks of the year 2023 will see confirmation of timeless classic design trends such as stone, marble and wood, which will continue to be the most popular materials at the principal design fairs.
The great variety of textures and colours in which these materials are now available has expanded catalogues with precious, exotic and rare solutions such as the recent new marble and stone
maxi-slabs introduced by Ariostea
A leader in the ceramics industry for many years, Ariostea boasts a vast catalogue
of Ultra Marmi
and Pietre marble- and stone-effect maxi-slabs
, focusing on spaces in contemporary minimalist style
as well as traditional or rustic taste
is a unique quartzite in unusual colours: a background in various hues of blue
with neutral veining enriched by warm highlights.
is a surface with a pale, bright background
animated by a dynamic, wavy texture of veining in hues of grey, green and amber.
is a granite of Brazilian origin, the principal aesthetic feature of which is a complex interweave of different rocks and minerals, translating into a precious pattern of shapes and colours
In the Ultra Pietre collection, the new Jatoba Brown
surface is a "uniform quartzite with a dark brown background, crossed by paler grains with warm hues"
, ideal for combination with wooden surfaces and tabletops