Fiandre Architectural Surfaces presented its new collections of porcelain surfaces for architecture and interior design to Cersaie 2017 visitors in a new stand designed by architect Matteo Nunziati.
The installation highlights Fiandre’s Eminent Wood Maximum and Musa + surfaces, establishing an ideal link with contemporary architecture all over the world, a fil rouge linking the new stand to the one designed by Archilinea for Cersaie 2016.
Intersection by Matteo Nunziati is an aggregation of volumes which, when seen from the outside, appear to be freely inspired by the VitraHaus designed by architects Herzog and De Meuron. Similarly, the 2016 stand by Archilinea was inspired by another world-famous work of architecture: the German Pavilion at the Barcelona International Exposition (1929) designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Architecture, Interior Design and Customisation are the three key themes to Fiandre’s participation in Cersaie 2017. Architect Matteo Nunziati translated them into volumes which interpenetrate and intersect like the three key concepts to create “Intersection”. Viewed as a whole, the entire wrapper of “Intersection”, covered with big slabs of porcelain, symbolises the link between Fiandre and Architecture. Starting with individual components: the central volume is dedicated to receiving the public and uses prevalently longitudinal volumes to contain panels displaying the new products, Eminent Wood Maximum e Musa+. On either side of this big central corridor are spaces with specific functions: the reception area, examples of exterior and interior design such as bathrooms and living rooms demonstrating practical applications of Fiandre products and a Design Your Slab space focusing on the Iris Ceramica Group’s most recent innovation: complete customisation of ceramic surfaces starting with a single substrate or slab.