The new brand De Marchi Verona is an evolution of the family tradition, recognised for exceptional skill crafting objects and accessories in porcelain, handed down from generation to generation.
Ultrafine porcelain: its glossy surface, extraordinary colours, dense tactile feel and absolute durability make it a time-honoured, precious material, called 'white gold’ since the time it was first brought to the West by Marco Polo, who learned of it on his travels to the Far East.
The new brand De Marchi Verona is an evolution of the family tradition, recognised for exceptional skill crafting objects and accessories in porcelain, handed down from generation to generation. This next step is a journey of research that modernises the material, with results that are unlike anything before.
The porcelain elements by De Marchi Verona easily become beautiful surface coverings, arising from an entirely made-in-Italy process that is the outcome of technical experience, material experimentation, artisan skill and the use of hi-tech equipment to manage delicate production phases and very high temperatures in the kiln (temperatures which differentiate porcelain from ceramics).
This ‘industrial laboratory’ has given rise to finely manufactured collections that offer exceptional performance: porcelain is in fact recognised as one of the most durable materials there are, as it is unchanged by pollution, weather, and fluctuations in temperature, which make it ideal as wall coverings and external façades. Because it's waterproof, it’s often used within swimming pools.
De Marchi surfaces are composed of three-dimensional modules that can be combined in different configurations: entirely hand-made, they are customisable not only in their layout, but also in their sizes and colours.
In addition to the intrinsic value of the material, the richness of surfaces is amplified by the eclectic style introduced by Art Director Giacomo Totti. With sophisticated references and refined aesthetics, he transports this age-old craft into the contemporary era, turning it into an innovative product in which exclusivity and personality abound.
Calypso, design Giacomo Totti
A homage to this mythological figure, goddess of the sea, the surface echoes the rippling of the waves in porcelain, in a juxtaposition of abstract and textural references.
A feeling of movement is given by the three-dimensional texturing, which is unique for each element, and is further emphasised by a herringbone layout: this creates an alternation of light and shadow that enhances the material with its own precious language.
Format: parallelogram element: long side 31.5 cm, short side 19.5 cm
Colours: gold bronze, matt snow, sage