Marble-effect stoneware and glossy brick tiles: unusual contrasts for characterful interiors

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Crogiolo Lume and Allmarble are united in the design of a new pastry shop in Montenegro

 When designing club and bar interiors, it is often difficult to find the right combination of coverings and tactile effects. Depending on the customer’s wishes, an attempt is made to create the desired atmosphere, while also conceiving an interior that is both striking and attractive for passers-by.

In this project, a newly opened pastry shop on the picturesque waterfront in Bar, Montenegro, there was a need to create an environment that could attract a varied clientele, both local and foreign. The choice of colours is cheerful and trendy, while the materials range from ceramic to stone, velvet and wallpaper. The wall and floor coverings were key to creating a colourful and welcoming environment.

Crogiolo Lume and Allmarble  are used in the project with a masterful mix of tactile effects. An original installation pattern was used for Allmarble, marble-effect  porcelain stoneware in the 30×60 size, chosen in the two colours Statuario and Elegant Black for the floor, laid alternately to create a striped decor.

Contrasting with the black & white tones of the floor and counter, colour explodes on the green velvet seats, recalling the green theme of the wallpaper covering one of the walls and the porcelain stoneware tiles from the Crogiolo Lume collection, selected in green in their original 6×24 size. This unexpected combination gives the interior colour and vitality.
The glossy surface of Lume – the winning collection at the Archiproducts Design Awards – creates a seamless effect with the bright wall, which continues with marble featuring the pastry shop’s logo.

The result is a shop that certainly has an impact on passers-by, who notice the contrast between colours and details through the windows overlooking the street. The project is a perfect example of how sometimes original contrasts between tactile effects, which are now infinite thanks to the potential of porcelain stoneware, help to create interiors with a strong personality.


Interior design: Studio Art&Craft