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Posted in New ranges
15th November 2023
Through mainstream and social media, celebrities and influencers, there is more coverage and content about luxury lifestyles than ever before. Products, brands and leisure activities that were once only the preserve of the more affluent, are now available, or adapted, to enable us all to enjoy a sense of the finer things in life.
Translating that into the realm of interior design, in recent years we have seen much commentary about the concept of ‘quiet luxury’ and how a movement first apparent in logo-free, less-is-more catwalk fashion, now manifests itself in more minimalist environments, with a focus on timeless textures and high quality, crafted components.
Far from a flash in the pan, working closely with leading creatives in the Italian ceramics industry, and with our interior design, architecture and property development clients, at Minoli we see this trend accelerating further, and that’s reflected in the high-performance porcelain tile ranges that we have selected for launch in 2024.
The key tenets of this latest design direction are to encapsulate understated elegance, to favour materials with enduring appeal and to focus on creating simple and serene settings in which to relax, refresh and recharge. Take for instance the everlasting allure of marble, which has been centre stage in the world of art and architecture for millennia but is now reproduced with delightful detail in highly practical, precision porcelain, and at a more appealing price point.
Progressive methodologies in the design and production of marble-effect porcelain tiles have delivered unprecedented levels of realism, greater diversity in pattern frequency and new silky, satin finishes. These man-made alternatives are now almost indistinguishable from their quarried counterparts, but with many aesthetic and material advantages.
These include higher definition graphics, muted and mellow backgrounds, exquisitely varied veining, and new techniques in transparent layering that produce designs with unprecedented depth. In addition, their inherent durability, ease of maintenance, stain and fade resistance, and production uniformity, should not be overlooked.
For launch in early 2024, the latest ranges that recreate the most sought-after marble with formidable fidelity include the Marvel Meraviglia Series. This extraordinary new collection is inspired by the iconic Calacatta Meraviglia and interprets this stylish and sophisticated stoneware into five tantalising tones, with a choice of tactile textures.
From the purest Italian white marble with delicate or more pronounced veining, through silvery and stormy greys, to a coal-like composition with icy crystalline inclusions, each of the colourways deliver a sense of authenticity over audaciousness.
With crisp rectified edges, sizes range from standard and more generous-format floor and wall tiles, through to expansive slabs offering uninterrupted surfaces and floor to ceiling coverage, and distinctive mosaics and décor pieces with which to create feature areas and patterned panels. Alongside meticulously Matt and pristinely Polished versions, Marvel Meraviglia features a sumptuously soft new Velvet finish, as well as a Hammered variant for use in wet rooms, plus a Structured surface with 20 mm thickness for outdoor installations.
Affording such versatility of application with the breadth of formats and finishes available, the purity and poise of its design and the option to integrate individual or complementary colourways, Marvel Meraviglia is ideal for realising inspirational interiors, such as spa-like bathrooms and ensuites, enchanting kitchens and living spaces, or to create seamless transitions from inside to outdoors.
Looking at the carefully considered way these refined porcelain products have been creatively incorporated into contemporary and calming interior designs, you can see how well they accord with the ‘quiet luxury’ concept. Using materials that encapsulate elegance to effortlessly elevate environments is a trend that is sure to gain further traction in years to come.
We will be publishing full details and specifications of these new ranges for launch in 2024 in due course, along with timelines for sample availability and ordering. In the meantime, if you would like to register your early interest or request to be informed when samples become available, please contact our showroom or account teams:
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