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Lithos Design presents Opus, an exciting modern-day expression of industrial stone design applied to the art of inlay work

25 types of marble, 5 patterns, 12 colour ranges, material wastage reduced close to zero: design inlay work comes into the world with Opus, a design by Raffaello Galiotto for Lithos Design. Opus will be displayed during next Milan Design Week. The designs, the nuances and the productive approach of this new collection literally break down the classical idea of marble inlay work and its use in the field of decoration for floors and claddings by driving innovation into hitherto unexplored realms. The collection makes its début with a variety of hues, from the brightest to the softest, in a series of ready-for-use ensembles that do not forgo the preciousness of antique inlay work yet at the same time speak to the onlooker in a new language, linked to an exceptional mark of design. A unique serial production, an imperceptible modular layout and an avant-garde design This is a sequence of 60 cm x 60 cm modules, with patterns that can be extended depending on the tastes and requirements of the designer, in wall claddings and floorings. Serial sequences where the material is a true protagonist display continuous and non-continuous geometric shapes, scattered graphical compositions, games of delicate or contrasting colours, dim effects or almost optical styles… all these items have been created by using techniques which although produced on an industrial scale nevertheless obey the traditional rules of inlay, in the same way as the artist who engraved and selected stones for their colours, their tones and their grain as long ago as the 1500s. Claddings and floors ready for use, extremely short fit-out times Each module is easy to lay and it comes delivered in a completely finished form. The rendering and added value are the same as for a traditional work of inlay, but with some further unprecedented benefits: the possibility to choose between different patterns whose aesthetical and chromatic format is pre-defined as it has been subject to careful prior assessment by people with a thorough understanding of the material, the freedom to be able to apply the design inlay to horizontal or vertical surfaces of any dimension and exceptionally short fit-out times. Stonework design explores new avenues With this collection Lithos Design has switched its production focus from a sculptural approach to one which is more pictorial. In addition to the search for three-dimensional results which until now has been typical of the way in which the brand has evolved, there is now a desire to design with colours, understood as meticulous selection of raw materials, know-how of colours, hues, veins and their performances, mix of shadows and chiaroscuro effects as well as on its various shapes. The creation of this collection has necessitated specific research into the structures, the colours and the compositions of stone materials from the perspective of the production runs which are typical of industrial design, in addition to research into the whereabouts, the quality and the ease of working with marble originating from all around the world.

LITHOS DESIGN - International Bathroom Exhibition 2014 Milan, from April 8th to April 13th HALL 24, BOOTH C11

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