Stone has appeared in elegant palaces and majestic cathedrals over the centuries, and is still one of the most important covering materials used in architecture today.
Its timeless look, strength and stability make stone the perfect material for covering walls and floors in homes, public spaces and retail enterprises of all kinds.
These aspects of natural stone should not be taken for granted, if we consider that in the age of the web we are seeing elimination of all space-time barriers in surface design and cross-contamination of different genres and styles.
And yet stone continues to play a central role on the variegated scene of architecture, primarily because of the outstanding performance achieved by today’s aesthetic high-tech ceramics, making it easy to attain a degree of expressiveness that was once unthinkable.
With the goal of achieving maximum customisation of today’s spaces, the new Northstone collection by Ariostea draws its inspiration from Nordic stones, still considered "outstanding materials for an attractive modern vocabulary of architecture".
Nordic stones stand out for their rough yet bold, refined surfaces. These are features typically found in the architecture of central and northern Europe, where enthralling, evocative atmospheres reflect the culture of their countries of origin and combine vigour with resolution right from first glance.
Expressed in five different colours, Coal, Dust, Fog, Juta and Pitch, the Northstone collection of stone-effect porcelain tiles is both stimulating and easy to combine with other materials in both traditional and contemporary spaces.
Two different finishes, Natural and Polished Silk, add to the range of colours and expressive potential of a stone that stimulates the senses every day and is continually reinvented, for an ever-changing personal style of living.