Anthology provides antibacterial protection
LEA Ceramiche of Italy has introduced the Anthology collection of porcelain tiles, which is described as a catalogue of original and distinctive design solutions suited to any architectural project.
Versatile and resistant, these ceramic surfaces are easy to sanitise and, thanks to their integrated Protect antibacterial technology, they eliminate up to 99.9 per cent of bacteria, according to LEA.
Anthology is a new and astonishing collection of ideal ceramic stone resulting from the calibrated fusion of numerous natural references, says a spokesman for the company.
“The harmonious combination of various types of marble and stone with contrasting styles results in five splendid new and original mineral forms that express five strong and unmistakable personalities,” he explains. Presented in five different muted colourways, the Anthology porcelain floor and wall tiles depict the natural shade variations and veining of stone and marble. Available in a matt (natural), honed (semi-polished), or structured finish, and three sizes, the collection is designed to bring a sophisticated nature-inspired touch to a wide range of interior design schemes.
The tiles are suitable for various applications and sectors, including hospitality, healthcare, education, transport and retail.
Belt boosts lighting flexibility
Leading Italian lighting brand Flos has launched Belt, a streamlined decorative light designed to be positioned above a dining room table or a communal office desk. It comprises strips of leather that house beams of LED, and also serve to carry the weight of the piece.
Designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Belt is an architectural lighting system housed in fine artisan leather that evokes fluidity and lightness, bridging a utilitarian aesthetic with a minimalist, tailored precision, says a spokesman for the manufacturer.
“Contained within a uniform casing, Belt appears to follow the natural draping of supple leather. The clean-lined appearance of its simple form belies a technical rigour, housing a range of components within a combination of soft and rigid parts,” he explains. “The rigid components cleverly conceal elongated LED beams. These are then interspersed with ‘belts’ that are linked together and secured by a series of hardware buckles, allowing for modular configurations. Hard-wired and ceiling-mounted, the suspended lighting system facilitates seamless installation with harmonious lines that can extend and progress endlessly. “
Belt is available in either a black, green or natural leather finish, and can be specified in varying lengths and sizes, making it a diverse complement to a range of interior spaces and colour palettes.
Cristallo Iceberg showcases ‘Mother Nature’s artistry’
The new Cristallo Iceberg natural stone offers a glacial charm and appeal, says Antolini, a leader in the field of natural stone production which has been on the cutting edge of the industry for over 60 years.
“Elegant and versatile, the new Cristallo Iceberg highlights Mother Nature’s top quality artistry in the most exclusive settings. The absolute essence of beauty, this astonishing natural quartz has been added to the almost 80 materials of the Antolini Exclusive Stone Collection, the pinnacle of the company’s wide range of products,” says a spokesman for the Italian company.
Ethereal and sublime, Cristallo Iceberg presents refined white shades extending along the entire surface, spaced out with the occasional and discontinuous copper-red veins. Thanks to the many different silvery shades and gradations, the colour of this Antolini natural stone recalls a boundless expanse of ice and snow which gives a relaxing atmosphere to any environment, he says.
Cristallo Iceberg is described as being ideal for residential, hospitality and business spaces and is suitable both for indoor and outdoor use.