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Blu Punti in Grès Maiolicato® of Ceramica Francesco De Maio - Decor Type 6 - Outdoor

Blu Ponti Collection is produced on the new technical support of Grès Maiolicato®, used for both indoors and outdoors.

The strength of the Grès Maiolicato® is coloured in blue for Blu Ponti Collection of Ceramica Francesco De Maio.

The white and blue majolica tiles designed by Gio Ponti in 1960 now enter a new innovative dimension. Without failing to use the ancient art of piece by piece hand-made decoration, the tiles enrich the technical characteristics of quality, resistance, impermeability, frost resistance longevity and anti-slip typical of a special stoneware support.

The shades of blue of the sky and sea of Sorrento are highlighted by the Master decorators who hand-paint the 33 decorations designed by Gio Ponti on this technical stoneware support, Grès Maiolicato®, used for both indoors and outdoors, and Grès Maiolicato® Anti-slip R10 especially suitable for swimming pools.

This is how the Blu Ponti Collection innovates technologically its craftsmanship enahncing the value of a precious re-edition of the iconic white and blue tiles created by Gio Ponti to pave, with different combinations, the hall and the hundred rooms of the Hotel Parco dei Principi in Sorrento, the first design hotel in the world.

The infinite blue combinations by Gio Ponti, the value of the Blu Ponti Collection and the charm of the ancient craftsmanship of the hand-decorated majolica tiles merged with the strength of an exclusive stoneware support, even non-slip finish, to create a unique innovation: Blu Ponti in Grès Maiolicato®.

An Infinite Blue of Combinations for Infinite Projects.

«…the charm of this long-lasting flooring (and wall facing)
lies in their perfection and brilliance and in fact that they are all in variations on blue».
Gio Ponti
Blu Punti in Grès Maiolicato®of Ceramica Francesco De Maio - Decor Type 11 - Swimming Pool - Arch. Droghi

Blu Ponti Collection is produced on the new technical support of Grès Maiolicato®, used for both indoors and outdoors, and of Grès Maiolicato® Anti-slip R10 especially suitable for swimming pools.

Designed by
Gio Ponti
Gio Ponti
«…with thirty different tile patterns,
each of which could be combined in two, three, or even four different ways,
I ended up with one hundred different compositions…
and it always gets me thinking about the infinite possibilities of art:
give someone a 20x20 square and,
though over the centuries people have delighted themselves coming up with endless different designs,
there’s always room for one more, there’s always room for your design...»
Gio Ponti

The infinite combinations of white and blue by Gio Ponti, the value of the Blu Ponti collection and the charm of the ancient workmanship of the decoration by hand on the strength of an exclusive stoneware support, also non-slip, to create a unique innovation. Blu Ponti in Grès Maiolicato®.

Blu Punti in Grès Maiolicato® of Ceramica Francesco De Maio - Decor Type 30 - Outdoor - Arch. Droghi

Majolica by Authors. Tiles made of art and design, combined with the excellence of made in Italy, give life to projects of high tailoring.

«…In a day in which everything was blue,
with a mist that veiled the heat of the sun:
the blue sky, the blue sea, and, faraway on the horizon,
the blue profiles of the islands of Capri, Ischia, and Procida,
of the blue peninsula of Posillipo, and the blue volcano of Vesuvio...
Said the architect: let blue and white be on the outside,
the architecture, and let white and blue be on the inside».
Gio Ponti

There are always the colors of the sky and the sea of ​​Sorrento in the thirty-three white and blue decorations that Gio Ponti created in 1960 and now the Ceramica Francesco De Maio produces on the special support of Grès Maiolicato®.

A dip in the blue of the sky and in the blue of the sea of ​​the Infinito Blu by Gio Ponti.

The blue of the sky and sea in Sorrento
«The greatest names of our crafts industry,
of the artists who have given it its models,
and the greatest names of our artistic industries
must belong to Italian culture,
on a par with musicians, writers and actors».
Gio Ponti

Blu Ponti di Ceramica Francesco De Maio - Decorazione a Mano - Decoro Tipo 30

Without failing to use the ancient art of piece by piece hand-made decoration, the white and blue majolica tiles designed by Gio Ponti in 1960 enrich the technical characteristics of quality, resistance, impermeability, frost resistance longevity and anti-slip typical of a special stoneware support.

Blu Ponti of Ceramica Francesco De Maio Hand-Decoration

Without failing to use the ancient art of piece by piece hand-made decoration, the white and blue majolica tiles designed by Gio Ponti in 1960 enrich the technical characteristics of quality, resistance, impermeability, frost resistance longevity and anti-slip typical of a special stoneware support.

Blu Ponti of Ceramica Francesco De Maio Light Blue colours

Without failing to use the ancient art of piece by piece hand-made decoration, the white and blue majolica tiles designed by Gio Ponti in 1960 enrich the technical characteristics of quality, resistance, impermeability, frost resistance longevity and anti-slip typical of a special stoneware support.

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Blu Ponti di Ceramica Francesco De Maio - 33 Decori
Product Overview
Collection name: Blu Ponti in Grès Maiolicato®
Designer: Gio Ponti
Color: White, Blue and Light Blue
Color variants: Green, Yellow, Red e Black
Material: hand-decorated ceramic tiles in stoneware (Grès Maiolicato®) and Anti-slip R10
Ceramica Francesco De Maio production: handicraft (double-fire) and Industrial (stoneware (Grès Maiolicato®) and Anti-slip R10)
Finishing: Smooth
Sizes: 20x20cm
Thickness: 10 mm
Intended use: internal and external, walls and floors, domestic and non-domestic environments, swimming pool.
Technical features: resistant to sudden temperature changes, easy to clean.
Complementary pieces: Blu Ponti Collection can be combined with 10x20cm sizes and with Pennellati a Mano in various colours and sizes.
Blu Ponti Collection is sold in box of 25 decors (pcs) in the 20x20cm (8”x8”) for a total of 1mq which create infinite combinations.
Blu Ponti di Ceramica Francesco De Maio - 33 Decori
Product name

Blu Ponti in Grès Maiolicato®

Designer

Gio Ponti

Materials

Ceramic

Features

hand-made

Production process
The Grès Maiolicato® by Ceramica Francesco De Maio is a special technical stoneware obtained by means of an innovative sintering process of selected ceramic clays which, when pressed and fired in high-temperature ovens, allow the semi-greasing of the mixture ready to be glazed with the candid Blu Ponti glaze and then left to the skill of the master decorators. The addition of the particular types of ceramic compounds gives it the technical feature of Anti-slip with R10 value.
In these approximately two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ceramica Francesco De Maio has pursued ceramic research, managing to innovate its craftsmanship technologically without failing to use the still hand-made decoration piece by piece.
Year

2021

Blu Ponti di Ceramica Francesco De Maio Decoro Tipo 7

A dip in the blue of the sky and in the blue of the sea of ​​the Infinito Blu by Gio Ponti.

Blu Ponti di Ceramica Francesco De Maio Decoro Tipo 32

A dip in the blue of the sky and in the blue of the sea of ​​the Infinito Blu by Gio Ponti.

Blu Ponti di Ceramica Francesco De Maio - Patterns

A dip in the blue of the sky and in the blue of the sea of ​​the Infinito Blu by Gio Ponti.

Blu Punti in Grès Maiolicato®of Ceramica Francesco De Maio - Decor Type 6 - Outdoor Sori - Arch. Gloria Droghi

A dip in the blue of the sky and in the blue of the sea of ​​the Infinito Blu by Gio Ponti.

Blu Ponti di Ceramica Francesco De Maio Decoro Tipo 30

A dip in the blue of the sky and in the blue of the sea of ​​the Infinito Blu by Gio Ponti.

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«…there will never be a last design, nor a last designer».
Gio Ponti
Ceramica Francesco De Maio - Infinito Blu design by Gio Ponti