Appiani

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Mosaics history from Appiani

History

Appiani mosaics has actively promoted its products on the Italian and international markets since it was first founded in Treviso in 1873. After initially focusing on the production of friezes, pan tiles and bricks, widely acknowledged for their high standards of quality in Italy and abroad, it turned to the production of pressed powdered clay tiles at the turn of the 20th century and created new systems for processing and firing materials.

Its founder Graziano Appiani started production of the first coloured ceramic tiles in 1910 and built “Eden village” to provide housing for his workers in a village that had its own restaurant, cinema and theatre: the first example of a forward thinking style of business. Throughout the period of fascism in the Twenties, the company worked to deliver orders for floor tiles for barracks, hangars, hospitals and railway stations.

After the end of the war, it started to produce the “red stoneware” that the company became famous for during the period of reconstruction and the years of the economic boom. In 1960, the Appiani family embarked upon a policy of modernisation and started to work on projects with designers such as Giò Ponti and Pompeo Pianezzola. It completed the building of an innovative production plant the following decade to make glazed porcelain stoneware using exclusive “monopressocottura” technology – single pressing and firing. The company was taken over by the Bardelli family in the Nineties, a well-known name in the industry, who decided to focus on reinstating tradition and heritage by developing the production of ceramic mosaics. Its manufacturing plant was completely updated in 2000 with the introduction of the latest automated systems and complete computerisation.

Collection Decors

We learned the art of mosaics from Venetian masters.
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Unique works for your unique character.

Denim

Iconic, robust, flexible, timeless. Denim takes jeans out of context, in a surprising new form of expression. Subliming and updating the unique properties that have always made jeans a universal icon of style. The material is impressed with an innovative new finish suitable for floors and walls.

The essence of the yarn used to make jeans is represented in three patterns – Streaked/Striato, Wavy/Ondulato, Ruled/Sfilato – each developed in two different variants, with different patterns and colours. What changes is the inclinations, the relationship between warp and weft, the regularity of the stripes and weaves.

Collection Decors: Metrica

Metrica defines space with simple shapes and broken fragments capturing the essence of ever-changing geometry.

Metrica

It is apparently the periodic recurrence and regular, harmonious flow of geometric elements that dictates the rhythm of Metrica. But in actual fact, modulation is subtle, intermittent, and unforeseeable: the linearity of the geometry is interrupted and motion is added with beats and cadences of light and colour. The alternation of accents is guided by a scheme which generates and defines new compositions.

The 4 decorations of Metrica, available in 4 colour variants, take their simple, explicit names – Cerchi, Incroci, Trattini, Parallele – from the geometries naturally created by juxtaposing multiple modules. If the Cerchi modules are set side by side, we obtain a circumference; grids and intersections are generated by the Incrocimodule; while the Trattini and Parallele modules form the motion of straight and parallel lines and angles.

Memorie

The art of the mosaic, now as then.

“Memorie” is a perfect blend of architecture, design and art, which tells a fascinating story using mosaics, small glazed mosaic tiles of pure colour. Memorie is a journey back in time to the fascinating, ancient tradition of mosaics, which offers colours, sizes and shapes and finishes essential to create polychrome surfaces and large areas, combining with other shapes and sizes typical of ceramic tradition

Collection Decors: Memorie
Collection Decors: Tessuti

Tessuti

“Tessuti” is a series of figurative decorative modules which draw on the great tradition of mosaic. “Tessuti” means fabrics, and it is a vast collection of ceramic fabrics for unlimited design solutions.

Allure

The “Allure” single-press firing range is suitable for all wall covering uses in residential, commercial and wellbeing settings. These products are recommended for floor tiling in areas with low traffic. The colour shades of the photographed products are only for reference.

Collection Decors: Allure
Collection Decors: Allure
Collection Decors: Texture

Texture

Texture combines architecture with design and art. A story told in mosaics, little enamelled ceramic tiles in pure colours. Mosaics that take in light and reflect it to multiply their image and create multi-coloured surfaces and fields

Collection Decors: Texture
Collection Decors: Texture

Highline

Highline represent​s​ a smart reinterpretation of ​the ​brick design​. It​​ consists in fact of ​particular ​geometric​ effects​, well expressed by the ​brick’s silhuette ​and ​​made with mosaic tesserae, little glazed​ ceramic tiles in pure colors. Every sheet of mosaic tiles can generate an effect​ of ​both ​glossy an​d​ matt finishing​​​, every tesserae seems to cath-grab the light​ and reflect it giving a seductive perspective to the surface

Collection Decors: Highline