Tesori

Signs, decors and visual patterns from different cultures. Author: Matteo Nunziati

East and West, a synthesis archieved through Italian taste.

East and West, a synthesis archieved through Italian taste.

With the “Tesori” collection, porcelain stoneware surfaces are at the service of design, allowing a semantic slip that leads to perceiving the ceramic covering as a material surface – even large dimensions – needed to support graphic and calligraphic styles, as well as significant "signic" visions. Through the patterns on the “Tesori” surfaces, Italian ceramics evoke an exotic and oriental image, suggesting the idea of an exploratory journey that takes on the form of a valuable and fascinating cultural exchange.

Tesori
Tesori
Tesori

«My work often takes me to far-off lands, also remote in terms of their culture and traditions. Even without my being aware of it, I then metabolise these traditions and include them in the designs I subsequently produce.» Matteo Nunziati

Tesori
Tesori
Tesori

GABRIELE MASTRIGLI:”THE PRINCIPLE OF COVERINGS”

“It is the architect’s task to create a warm, livable space. Carpets are warm and livable. He decides for this reason to spread one carpet on the floor and to hang up four to form the four walls. But you cannot build a house out of carpets. Both the carpet and the floor and the tapestry on the wall required structural frame to hold them in the correct place. To invent this frame is the architect’s second task.” When Adolf Loos wrote his revolutionary essay on the “principle of cladding” in 1898, architecture was just entering the modern age. Building meant imagining structures capable of putting together different materials, but, Loos affirmed, it must also respect their individual characteristics. “Every material possesses a formal language which belongs to it alone and no material can take on the forms proper to another”, the Austrian master therefore maintained. And there is no doubt that the spirit of these words extended throughout most Twentieth Century architecture, regardless of its location or style. When we look at Matteo Nunziati’s designs for the CEDIT Tesori collection, we seem to be seeing geometrical purity and attention to detail at the service of a new “truth” of material. Because Matteo Nunziati views ceramics as a form of fabric.

The woven patterns he imagines for the various styles in his collection – from Arabian to damask to more geometrical motifs – constantly seek to provide the soft, iridescent look of time-worn linen. In them, ceramics are raised from the status of poor relation of marble to become a luxury wall covering in their own right: almost a wallpaper, suitable however for both floors and walls, and an absolutely versatile material. No longer only for beautifying bathrooms, they can create new moods in every room of the house (and elsewhere) starting from the living-room. Naturally, the revolution has been mainly technological. The large slabs produced by CEDIT are more than 3 metres tall, and since they eliminate the serial repetition typical of conventional tiles, they generate a new relationship between the surface and its decoration. However, Nunziati does not use this to create, artist-like, a more eye-catching decorative composition that emphasises the slab’s dimensions. Quite the opposite; the patterns he offers us attempt to break down what is left of the boundaries between substrates. In particular, the Arabian and damask styles, in the version with “timeworn” patterning, convey the idea of the ceramic slab as an abstract, almost non-existent material which melts into the decorative motif applied to it, in a kind of pure wall covering.

Through the patient selection of geometrical motifs and tests to verify their suitability for application to ceramic slabs, Nunziati aims to achieve a new material rather than a mere decoration, making this clear by also exploring its tactile dimension, with gouged and relief motifs. His “principle of coverings” therefore relates to ceramics’ essence rather than their image: highlighting the versatility which, as we all know, has made ceramics an absolute material, a kind of cement that incorporates structure and finish in a virtually infinite range of applications. This is clearly indicated by the reference to the mashrabiya, a term meaning place where people drink in Arabic, which in Arabian architecture originally referred to the kind of veranda where people used to meet and rest, and over time has come to mean the wooden gratings that screened these places from the sun. Inspired by his trips to the Middle East, for Nunziati the geometric patterns of the mashrabiya become both an outline of his method of work and the form of what in fact becomes the key element in a new idea of space: a real location conceived around a strong, livable surface in which physical substance and decoration overlap to the point where they merge.

Authors

Colors

Lino bianco

Broccato bianco

Anelli bianco

Monile bianco

Lino grigio

Broccato grigio

Anelli grigio

Monile grigio

Sizes

120x240 cm 48"x95"

120x120 cm 48"x48"

60x120 cm 24"x48"

Thickness

6,00 mm

Surfaces

MATTE

Accessories

Sigillante cementizio

STUCCO GHIACCIO

STUCCO AVORIO

Pittura acrilica

TESORI PAINT MARRONE SAT. 4 LTR

TESORI PAINT AZZURRO SAT. 4 LTR

TESORI PAINT PANNA SAT. 4 LTR

TESORI PAINT GREIGE SAT. 4 LTR

Colors:

Size:

Thickness:

Surface:

Decoro Anelli bianco

TESORI DEC.ANEL.BIAN SEMP.6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Anelli bianco Semplice

120x240 cm

TESORI DEC.ANEL.BIAN ORO 6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Anelli bianco Oro

120x240 cm

TESORI DEC.ANEL.BIAN ARGE.6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Anelli bianco Argento

120x240 cm

TESORI DEC.AN.BIANC BRON.6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Anelli bianco Bronzo

120x240 cm

Decoro Anelli grigio

TESORI DEC.ANEL.GRIG SEMP.6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Anelli grigio Semplice

120x240 cm

TESORI DEC.ANEL.GRIG ORO 6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Anelli grigio Oro

120x240 cm

TESORI DEC.ANEL.GRIG ARGE.6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Anelli grigio Argento

120x240 cm

TESORI DEC.ANEL.GRIG BRON.6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Anelli grigio Bronzo

120x240 cm

Decoro Broccato bianco

TESORI DEC.BROC.BIAN SEMP.6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Broccato bianco Semplice

120x240 cm

TESORI DEC.BROC.BIAN ORO 6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Broccato bianco Oro

120x240 cm

TESORI DEC.BROC.BIAN ARGE.6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Broccato bianco Argento

120x240 cm

TESORI DEC.BROC.BIAN BRON.6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Broccato bianco Bronzo

120x240 cm

Decoro Broccato grigio

TESORI DEC.BROC.GRIG SEMP.6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Broccato grigio Semplice

120x240 cm

TESORI DEC.BROC.GRIG ORO 6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Broccato grigio Oro

120x240 cm

TESORI DEC.BROC.GRIG ARGE.6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Broccato grigio Argento

120x240 cm

TESORI DEC.BROC.GRIG BRON.6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Broccato grigio Bronzo

120x240 cm

Decoro Monile bianco

TESORI DEC.MONI.BIAN SEMP.6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Monile bianco Semplice

120x240 cm

TESORI DEC.MONI.BIAN ORO 6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Monile bianco Oro

120x240 cm

TESORI DEC.MONI.BIAN ARGE.6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Monile bianco Argento

120x240 cm

TESORI DEC.MONI.BIAN BRON.6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Monile bianco Bronzo

120x240 cm

Decoro Monile grigio

TESORI DEC.MONI.GRIG SEMP.6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Monile grigio Semplice

120x240 cm

TESORI DEC.MONI.GRIG ORO 6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Monile grigio Oro

120x240 cm

TESORI DEC.MONI.GRIG ARGE.6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Monile grigio Argento

120x240 cm

TESORI DEC.MONI.GRIG BRON.6MM 120X240RET

Decoro Monile grigio Bronzo

120x240 cm

Reference standard E.N. 14411 . Appendix G. Group BⅠa. UGL
Test method
Reference value
Declared value
Download
Length and width: admitted deviation, in %, of the average size of each tile from the production dimensions
ISO-10545-2
±0,6% (±2 mm)
± 0,15%
Admitted deviation, in %, of the average thickness of each tile from the production dimensions
ISO-10545-2
±5% (±0,5 mm)
± 5%
Maximum straightness deviation, in %, in relation to the corresponding production dimensions
ISO-10545-2
±0,5% (±1,5 mm)
± 0,1%
Maximum right-angle deviation, in %, in relation to the corresponding production dimensions
ISO-10545-2
±0,5% (±2 mm)
± 0,2%
Flatness (centre curvature / edge curvature / warpage)
ISO-10545-2
±0,5% (±2mm)
± 0,2%
Surface quality
ISO-10545-2
Il 95% min delle piastrelle deve essere esente da difetti visibili / At least 95% of the tiles must be free from visible flaws / 95% min des carreaux ne doivent présenter aucun défaut visible / Mindestens 95% der Fliesen müssen frei von sichtbaren / mín. el 95% de las baldosas tiene que estar exento de defectos visibles
CONFORME / CONFORMING / CONFORME / KONFORM / CONFORME / СООТВЕТСТВУЕТ
Amount of water absorbed, in percentage
ISO-10545-3
E<0,5%
average value 0,08%
Breaking strength in N (thickness < 7,5 mm)
ISO-10545-4
≥700 Newton
average value 1350 N*
Bending strength in N/mm2
ISO-10545-4
>35 N/mm2
average value 52 N/mm2
Resistance to deep abrasion of unglazed tiles
ISO-10545-6
<175 mm3
average value 140 mm3
Thermal shock resistance
ISO-10545-9
-
RESISTE / RESISTANT / RÉSISTE / ERFÜLLT / RESISTE / УСТОЙЧИВ
Frost resistance
ISO-10545-12
Richiesta / Required / Requise / Gefordert / Requerida
RESISTE / RESISTANT / RÉSISTE / ERFÜLLT / RESISTE / УСТОЙЧИВ
Resistance to staining
ISO-10545-14
-
Cl. 4-5
Resistance to low concentrations of acids and alkali
ISO-10545-13
Come dichiarato dal produttore / See manufacturer’s declaration / Selon déclaration du producteur / Entsprechend der Herstellerangaben / Tal como declara el fabricante
ULA
Resistance to high concentrations of acids and alkali
ISO-10545-13
Come dichiarato dal produttore / See manufacturer’s declaration / Selon déclaration du producteur / Entsprechend der Herstellerangaben / Tal como declara el fabricante
UHA
Resistance to domestic chemicals and additives for swimming pools
ISO-10545-13
UB minimo / UB minimum / UB minimum / UB mindestens / UB minimo
UA
Dynamic coefficient of friction (section 9.6 ANSI A 137.1 2012)
DCOF
>0,42 wet
> 0,42 wet

Notes

* Test performed on 80x80cm size (6mm)

Contact us for more information

Contact us for more information about products, dealers or to receive technical support.

Similar products

If you want, we'll keep you updated on the latest news about products and events

Cambia Lingua RU

Se preferisci puoi impostare la lingua del sito per navigarlo in russo

Vai al russo Chiudi / Close

Cambiar idioma

Si prefieres, puedes configurar el idioma del sitio para navegar en español

Ir a la versión en español Chiudi / Close

Sprachwechsel

Sie können die folgenden Sprachen auswählen deutsch

Wechsel zu deutsch Chiudi / Close

Changer langue

Si vous préférez, vous pouvez configurer la langue du site pour naviguer en français

Aller sur la version française Chiudi / Close

Switch language

If you prefer, you can set the website language to browse it in English

Go to the English version Chiudi / Close

Scegli la lingua

Se preferisci puoi impostare la lingua del sito per navigarlo in italiano. Invece, per continuare sul sito inglese clicca sul pulsante chiudi.

Italiano Chiudi / Close