- 2.2.17 – ExCinere, Dzek, 2019
With the 'Cromatica'1 collection developed for CEDIT2, Formafantasma investigates the potential of colour in contemporary ceramic covering manufacturing.
Within ceramic manufacturing, perfect reproduction and even colouring have traditionally been difficult to guarantee. These limitations were most visible in tiles; the installations with the most consistent repetition, most clearly revealed the diversity inherent in the production process. This diversity, then considered a defect, enriched architectural surfaces with a subtle variety of colour.
In recent years, the engineering of architectural ceramic has drastically improved, allowing for the production of consistent, bright in colour and large format tiles. At the same time, this new precision has discarded the imperfections that give the ceramic colour its depth. 'Cromatica' investigates the possibilities of colour in this new context. The collection is composed of two 'base' colours, two 'light full' colours and two 'dark full' colours, produced in panels of 120 x 240 cm. The tiles are produced using a combination of digital printing and a traditional high gloss glazing, to obtain a large variety of shades and tones within one surface. Each panel can be used at full size, or be cut into smaller tiles to be installed at random, or mixed with brighter hues. The basic colours of the collection have been developed based on a broad palette of glazes developed at the end of the last century by Ettore Sottsass for CEDIT.
Notes, References and External Links1. Cromatica. The expressive code of colour. The past that inspires the present.
2. CEDIT is part of the Florim group. It is a unique adventure with prestigious collaborations with Marco Zanuso, Ettore Sottsass, Enzo Mari, Alessandro Mendini, Sergio Asti, Emilio Scanavino, Mimmo Rotella, Gino Marotta, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and the Gruppo Dam, among others.
ContributorsCONCEPT, DESIGN Andrea Trimarchi, Simone Farresin
DEVELOPMENT Emilie Pallard, Lorenzo Capparucci, Johanna Seelemann
PHOTO CREDITS Lorenzo Capparucci Porcelain pieces from Delta Collection - Formafantasma, courtesy Giustini Stagetti, Roma Stool from Craftica Collection - Formafantasma, courtesy Gallery Libby Sellers
LiteratureDesignboom, Formafantasma explores mass-produced color variations with CEDIT cromatica
Pambianco Design, Formafantasma indaga il colore per Cedit
Frame, Resurfacing ceramics, an exploration in technology: Studio Formafantasma X Cedit by Florim
Area, Cromatica e Frammenti: Formafantasma e Gamper per CEDIT
Dezeen, Formafantasma delves into Ettore Sottsass' archive to find colours for CEDIT tile collection
Living Corriere, Cedit arruola Gamper e Formafantasma
Design-milk, A New Collection from CEDIT That Proves Color Is Everything
Ad-magazin, Das Bad als Arthouse-Kino
Repubblica, Superfici d’autore