Crogiolo Lume wins the Archiproducts Design Award 2019
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Crogiolo Lume by Marazzi has won the award for the best design product in the “Finishes” category
Crogiolo Lume by Marazzi, the collection that reinterprets in stoneware the beauty of handmade majolica tiles, has won the award for the best design product in the “Finishes” category in the international competition held by Archiproducts, the architecture and design community that receives 46 million visits a year and has more than 1.7 million registered users.
The jury, consisting this year of 60 international architecture firms considered over 700 products entered by 400 brands from all over the world, and selected the best ground-breaking material effects and the solutions of outstanding originality and emotional power, as well as considering suitability for tomorrow’s contexts of use and concepts in both residential and contract sectors.
Lume, one of the seven collections in the new Marazzi Crogiolo series, is manufactured with a new production technology and in-depth research into glazes and colour, and offers a stoneware evocation - in the unusual 6x24 cm size - of the beauty of ultra-glossy handmade majolica tiles, with their dense glaze and minor flaws.
Impressed with its irregularities and the variations in colour and patterning, as well as the depth of the colours - White, Black, Blue, Musk and Greige – the jury chose Lume for the Finishes category award for the quality of its surfaces and the uniqueness of every single possible composition.
Crogiolo, in fact, originated from research into innovative solutions to produce the authentic effect of handmade ceramic tiles: warm materials, tactile surfaces, and products born from the blending of craftsmen's knowledge with industrial technology, using state-of-the-art production technologies to give a contemporary interpretation to potters' skills while retaining the uniqueness of their creations.
Crogiolo defines an approach to design that has shaped Marazzi's history. In the 1980s, the company's first factory building in Sassuolo, dating back to the 1930s, was transformed into the “Il Crogiolo” research and experimentation centre. Artists, architects, potters and designers were invited to try out new, creative uses of ceramic material, basing their work on the investigation of remembered beauty, colour and tactile effects. Today, Crogiolo represents the Marazzi Group's constant research and technological innovation, a prerogative of exceptionally high quality and outstanding stylistic research, which enables the company to interpret the trends of contemporary home design and respond with exquisite, practical, exclusive solutions.