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Posted in Minoli
31st October 2022
Trend 01 – Magnificent Marble and Captivating Crystal.
In advance of previewing our forthcoming product launches for 2023, over the coming weeks we’ll be looking into the latest design directions and production technologies that are set to take centre stage in the year ahead.
Porcelain tiles that emulate natural marble have established themselves as a mainstay in the designer’s toolkit and it’s the incessant evolution of their quality, realism, format and colour palette that will ensure they remain at the fore for interior designers and architects.
The coming year will see the launch of next-generation marble-effect products that harness the latest technical advancements to realise sublimely soft shading, higher-definition veining and stunning new colourways inspired by nature’s most striking elements.
Marble has been centre stage in the world of art and architecture for millennia but the latest interpretations of this classic design material in porcelain allow for a much wider variety of colours, sizes and finishes. Being a manmade material, they also have an inherent production uniformity and consistency of design and dimension that enables more precise installation within modern built environments.
Of course, there is a certain allure to real marble but, with greater diversity in pattern frequency now prevalent in today’s tile ranges, marble-effect porcelain is almost indistinguishable from its natural counterpart. Aside from the aesthetics, there are also practical benefits such as stain and fade resistance, ease of cleaning and maintenance, flexibility of fitting and availability different smooth and structured surfaces.
Advancements in the production of marble-effect porcelain tiles for 2023 include a wider variety of sizes with extended lines of extra-large formats that allow seamless floor to ceiling coverage, a wider availability of different finishes including polished, matt, slip-resistant and hammered, plus different thicknesses specifically for use on walls and floors, inside and outdoors.
From a visual perspective, the leading designers in the industry have drawn inspiration from the most sought-after classical marble, as well as interpreting new directions with modern lines and striking colour combinations. Higher-definition graphics, muted and mellow backgrounds, vivid and varied veining, and new techniques in transparent layering produce designs with unprecedented depth.
Within the current Minoli Marvel series, examples of ranges that replicate the timeless beauty of traditional Italian white marble include Calacatta Presitigo and Statuario Supremo. In addition to the remarkable authenticity of design, it’s the sheer diversity of format that makes these collections so frequently specified in both classic and contemporary settings. Whether for a residential property or hospitality venue, there are sizes ranging from expansive 160/320 slabs to more compact 30/60 versions, exquisite mirrored bookmatch patterns and delightfully delicate and decorative mosaics.
More avant-garde expressions of marble are manifested in the crystal-like Cosmopolitan Collection. With turquoise tints in the Amazzonite design, shades of silver and steel in Mystic Grey and glints of gold in Arabescato Oro, Cosmopolitan takes porcelain stoneware into new dimensions of colour and creativity.
With products like these, it’s no wonder that marble-effect porcelain is already an established essential with the design community, but the ranges Minoli have selected for launch in 2023 will further extend their trend-setting credentials.
Later this week we’ll provide a sneak preview of the future additions to our marble-look product portfolio as the continuous advancement of the Marvel series keeps it at the cutting edge of the industry’s technological achievements.