Majolica ceramic tiles invaded by tiny dot-shaped brushstrokes, hand-decorated and inspired by the pointillism, are a ceramic collection designed by the Architect Alessandro Mendini for Ceramica Francesco De Maio, as a direct consequence of a work of art that the company realized in July 2018 and since October 2020 has been part of the permanent collection of MADRE Museum, Naples.
Dots of different sizes: small, very small or large and very large.
Very colourful decorations - done according to the “Mendini Style”, which is open to the language of the contemporary era in this magical combination of tradition and creativity all Made in Italy - are the perfect opportunity for interaction between the excellence and the ancient tradition of Vietri ceramics, of which Francesco De Maio is a worldwide emblem, and the Made in Italy creativity by Alessandro Mendini, one of the most appreciated contemporary designers.
Therefore, in Puntini Collection the poetics of this great Italian artist, of Milanese origins, emerges in order to give a further opening to contemporary languages in the tradition of Vietri which, at the same time, enhances modern spaces and architecture.
the materials, the brushstrokes,the Mediterranean colors.
Now, finally, the Ceramica Francesco De Maio
offers me the lucky opportunity to create a collection by myself...
A system of Dots, now small, now large and isolated, now aligned vertically or diagonally,
in order to retrace that complex system that for many years has generated the style of Vietri,
with its rare harmonies».
In Puntini Collection the poetics of Alessandro Mendini, great Italian artist of Milanese origins, emerges in order to give a further opening to contemporary languages in the tradition of Vietri which, at the same time, enhances modern spaces and architecture.
Designer: Alessandro Mendini
Material: hand-decorated double-fire tiles (also available in handmade cotto, stoneware and anti-slip, if requested)
Francesco De Maio production: handicraft (double-fire and cotto handmade) and Industrial (stoneware and anti-slip)
Thickness: 10 mm
Complementary pieces: Puntini can be combined with Pennellati a Mano in various colours and sizes.
Puntini is sold in box of 25 decors in the 20x20cm size each for a total of 1mq.
Intended use: internal and external (stoneware and anti-slip) walls and floors, domestic and non-domestic environments.
It’s remarkable and complex technique. The dots are realized by the passage of a brush that leaves irregular streaks of colour. The streaks in different tonalities are characteristic of this way of working.
In the each small dot it can recognize the expert hand of the master decorators of the Ceramica Francesco De Maio.
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