January 27, 2021
Large-format tiles by MONOLITH, in the Tin version, leave a lot of freedom to create spaces, hinting only on the direction. This time it is the direction of industrial wabi-sabi and finding beauty in seemingly destroyed spaces. And the search for harmony and utility.
Architects know very well that abandoned factories, desolate industrial shops or old warehouses, which in the past had mainly useful functions, have for many seasons been an inspiration for modern and bold architectural solutions. Many contemporary buildings use references to corroding and deteriorating materials, both in their interiors and on facades. The designers evoke in them a raw, and at the same time somewhat mysterious atmosphere of passing time, unhurriedness, and at the same time large spaces that give room to unrestrained imagination.
The designers of the latest, large-format Tin collection were inspired by the Gdansk Shipyard and its industrial spaces, with omnipresent sight of rusting sheets, metal and other industrial materials, imprinted with the teeth of time. And at the same time, these very spaces allow you to paint the history of an extraordinary place. In 2017, the General Conservator of Monuments put the entire Gdańsk Shipyard complex on the list of monuments.
The Japanese aesthetics of wabi-sabi - authenticity and usefulness- rests on similar foundations. Celebrating the fading, the asymmetrical, and the transient and impermanent, wabi-sabi in interior design refers to the materials and objects with which we furnish and decorate spaces, and how they can contribute to a sense of true peace. There is no excess in this aesthetic, the emphasis is on essential products that create an atmosphere and allow you to appreciate the harmony of your surroundings.
In creating the Tin collection, the designers kept in mind that the wabi-sabi aesthetic is an understanding of the processes of destruction, erosion and wear that objects undergo in nature, but also an appreciation and respect for nature itself. This is why the collection blends perfectly with accessories that are as close to it as possible - elegant wood, plants, natural materials or glass, which emphasize the authenticity and unique character of the place, more than the decorative qualities of the space.
The Tin collection also invites you to play with light. Warm, golden lighting will give it a soothing, more cosy feel, while the deep, rust-coloured tiles and their metallic surface, in harmony with cooler lighting, can be the starting point for bold interior solutions.The Tubądzin product range includes Tin Graphite LAP and Tin Brown LAP porcelain tiles (grey-graphite and brown-rust, respectively) in lappato finish and 6 mm thickness, in size 1198 x 2398 mm. Smaller tiles will become available in coming months: 1198 x 1198 mm, 598 x 598 mm, 798 x 798 mm and 598 x 1198 mm. The TIN collection is ideal, not only for bathroom spaces. This proposal will also work well in the arrangement of living rooms, corridors or offices, especially inspired by the loft style. It will also be an original elevation cladding.
The Tubądzin Group is one of the best recognized manufacturers of ceramic tiles in Poland. For 35 years it has been setting design trends, introducing innovative products and solutions. In Poland, Tubądzin is a pioneer in the production of large-format slabs, up to the size of 120x240 cm. Its products, manufactured from the highest quality raw materials, can be used in any space, not only in the bathroom. The highest quality tiles that resemble wood, marble or concrete, produced on the basis of the most modern world technologies, are the trademark of the Tubądzin Group. In 2019, the company sold its products to 60 countries.
Tubądzin invites outstanding creators of design and culture to cooperation (including Maciej Zień, Dorota Koziara, Wojciech Siudmak), organizes prestigious competitions for young designers and architects – Tubądzin Design Awards and engages in educational, social and ecological activities.
The Tubądzin branded tiles are made of natural and precious raw materials, and decorated with natural dyes that are safe to human health and the environment. While looking after the environment, Tubądzin promotes the principles of sustainable development and invests in innovative solutions - including the Continua+ technology, thus contributing to the reduction of energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere. The company is also involved in pro-ecological projects and undertakes activities aimed at increasing the local community's awareness in this respect.
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