Presented at Cersaie in Bologna, the new collection by Ceramiche Refin offers an original and eclectic interpretation of the Italian artistic heritage tradition of wall decorations. For the first time, the charm of the fresco is also applied on floors thanks to the multiform features of porcelain stoneware.
For the creation of Affrescati, Ceramiche Refin traveled throughout the beauty of Italian art and its history of frescoes, recovering the ancient techniques of mural painting to give life to an original and unique surface, which can cover different environments adapting perfectly to any context thanks to the versatility of porcelain stoneware.
The history of Affrescati begins from afar, being inspired by the charming frescoes of Pompeii, the colors of the Amalfi Cathedral and the starry vault of the Scrovegni Chapel. It is intimately connected to the impressions collected during a deep analysis of the Italian tradition of wall decorations, carried out to seek new ways of conceiving spaces. The result is an authentic fresco, created in the cutting-edge workshop of Ceramiche Refin and transformed into an exclusive ceramic furniture surface, deeply linked to the material and rich in color contrasts.
The reaction between the base lime and the pigments allows to attenuate the chromatic tones and to generate a riot of different shades, with a slightly “delabrè” effect. In the Affrescati collection, Italian cultural artistic heritage and the historical value of craftsmanship are harmoniously combined in a fresco that lend refinement and a great aesthetic balance to any spaces.
The collection is characterized by its surfaces, enriched by brush marks, imperceptible undulations and the careful chromatic stratification that evoke distant worlds belonging to the best artistic heritages of Italian history. The sponging, in particular, transforms each slab into a surface rich of artisanship, with a unique and unpredictable mark. The perception of being in front of a fresco is further strengthened by the cracks and stains on the surface, as well as by the careful choice of colors. The shades Calce, Ocra, Ombra, Lapis and Terra visibly resembles mural arts colors, besides their typical worn and dusty appearance.
The collection is further enhance by the decoration Giotto, designed for walls and floors. Its monochromatic blue background is inspired by the sky painted in the Scrovegni chapel.