Novoceram Grands Millésimes booth at Cersaie 2016, Bologna – Italy
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The overall quiet coloration of gray, white and a touch of paint and wood are a flattering environment to all types of products. Extra-large format floor tiles of 100X300 cm help calm down the distracting “visual noise” that is so characteristic to these types of halls – and so does the monochromatic display devices.
The design is an contemporary eclectic-industrial style. On this two storey building the main theme was to create a major object and material contrast. Warm materials such as wood and recovered brick are highlighted by white metal and ceramics. Retro light bulbs were used for creating a warm general atmosphere.
Reminding a bit on a cavern itself, these lamps are inspired by carbide lanterns from the past, originally used by miners. The light is diffused by reflection, creating a gently faded glow on the inner surface of the ceramics, while the cable covered with fabric doubles as a handle to easily move the lamp from one spot to another.
Inside the space of the pavilion is divided and organized through an alternate play of solid walls and hexagonal macro shaped semi transparent vertical partitions to achieve a perfect framing of the main groups of products and in order to optimize the functional use of all the available space without sacrificing its strong decorative appeal.
Exaggerated forms and colours that reference the busy Wan Chai streetscape outside are mixed with more delicate depictions of flowers in carpets and on walls. Cut mirror-glass, decorative wooden panels and glazed ceramics nod to traditional Chinese artistry while the overall effect remains firmly from this century.
For its first store in the heart of Taipei, Acera has teamed up with the Italy-based design agency, the Hangar Design Group. Clothed in golden leaves and warm colours, the two-storey boutique stands out for its mix of materials: wood, gold leaf, and ceramics are used throughout the store, in patterns echoing traditional Chinese designs in a contemporary interpretation.