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Some days ago the last Cersaie edition closed, the International fair of Ceramic for Architecture and Bathroom Forniture. It shows every year the last news in terms of floors, upholstery and bathroom forniture.
What I noticed this year is the will of describing ceramic not only like a necessary and performing material, but instead like an integral part for the house decoration.
I’m referring to FAP Ceramiche, an Italian brand I visited last year thanks to an interesting blogger tour in this period.
FAP Ceramiche‘s stand this year was a big house described through upholsteries: the omnipresent ceramic had different functions according to its position.
The living room
Kitchen and Living room are more and more two places tightly related. That’s why it’s very important that the dialogue keeps being continuous and univocal.
The common thread between the kitchen and living room of FAP Ceramiche is the collection called Milano & Floor Deco, an upholstery in ceramic 30*30 cm alternatively in the kitchen and in the bathroom, in order to create two completely different textures, but with the same chromatic basis.
While in the living room the atmosphere is very soft and the contrasts are nearly inexistent, in the kitchen the light reflects on really different surfaces and the place looks like revitalized. The marble effect by Roma Diamond stands out between Milano & Floor Corten (metal effect) and Milano & Floor Deco, common thread with the living room.
My favourite element is in the living room: I’m talking about the fireplace coated by ceramic. A deeply interesting idea from the point of view of aesthetics and function.
While in the living room and in the bedroom, using the ceramic is really innovative, the couple bathroom-ceramic is already very common.
Trends have changed: the ceramic rises on the whole height and completely cover the bathroom.
The fil rouge of FAP Ceramiche is always the one of softness, but it’s in the bathroom where the brand plays with colour. Milano & Wall is the collection giving a urban sense to this bathroom, between the resin effect and a solid colour
Last step of this house is the bedroom. Here the ceramic turns into forniture, covering the bed headboard, the doors of the closet, thanks to the high potential of the big sizes.
Like in other case, despite different finishings, the effect is extremely soft and relaxing, to show how versatile and mixable these collection are, like Maxxi Fango for the wall e Nest Chevron covering the headboard. Resin effect and wood effect gets in touch, creating a game between material and finishing.
Well, FAP Stand is the demonstration that ceramic is no more a technical material, but it becomes design, it becomes home.
Have a look at the pictures of the stands. What do you think?
Would you like a house like this?