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Wallpapers strike again in 2017 and land to the bathroom with plenty of high-tech solutions and infinite aesthetic configurations
Londonart has created a wallpaper collection expressly for the surfaces of showers, bathrooms, and the splashbacks behind basins and in kitchens. Fresh new graphic patterns on show at Cersaie 2017 include Openspace by Riccardo Zulato and Tropical by Valeria Zaltron.
Wallpapers are showing off proud and loud at Cersaie 2017 as a valid alternative to ceramic tile cladding. Indeed, a bunch of major companies in the sector have been tirelessly delivering new collections aimed to shake up the world of wall covering from a cheekily graphic and ornamental perspective.
Technologically advanced, easy to install, and perfectly suitable for damp environments like bathrooms and SPA’s, bathroom wallpapers are modern product & interior designers’ soft spot, while also catching the audience’s attention and revamping formerly impersonal spaces with a bolder and imaginative touch.
By drastically reinterpreting traditional 1970’s wallpaper patterns, leading companies of the likes of Tecnografica, Glamora and Londonart have been putting out an extensive catalogue able to provide almost limitless wall covering combinations. The cherry on top? The use of new-generation waterproof materials to install wallpaper sheets even on humid surfaces.
Londonart has created a wallpaper collection expressly for the surfaces of showers, bathrooms, and the splashbacks behind basins and in kitchens: a decorative experience which goes beyond the usual tactile qualities of a tiled surface. Coming in 800 patterns, the Glass collection features a backing called “glass” (glass washable - glass wet) made from special very thin glass fibre yarns, so that the lattice structure of the fabric could allow the wall to breathe. Inspired by the creative work of artists, illustrators and designers, this wallpaper family is meant for all tastes, ranging from Art Deco-like motifs to azulejos, geometrical patterns and naturalistic elements.
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Glamora pursues its journey of wallcovering research, interpreting the area as an instrument for creating actual bathroom layout designs. Resulting from this philosophy and encounter with a technologically advanced, ultra-slim and resistant material is Glam-Tec, a product which can be used in any indoor environment, also in the presence of water, steam and humidity. It is less a plain wallpaper, and more a waterproof ceramic laminate veneer: extra-thin, ultra-resistant with a tactile feel, it allows graphical possibilities: indeed, Glam-Tec can come with all subjects in Glamora’s vast collection, including the new proposals for 2018 currently previewed at Cersaie. Pulse is especially striking, defined as it is by the pattern of woven vegetation: Glam-Metal is also an option, another innovative wallpaper created with an embossed coating that evokes the look and feel of a wire weave.
First founded in Italy’s historical ceramic district of Sassuolo, Tecnografica is now reinventing itself and, together with Italian Wallcoverings (its Italian unit), makes the most of its 25-year-old design expertise in the field of ceramic surfaces. The brand’s new wave, built on modern wallpaper collections, unfolds around four separate lines resulting from the creative collaboration with relevant artistic personalities – see the Marbles Collection, which just debuted at Cersaie 2017.
The new wallpaper collection is inspired to the iconic veins and all special features of marbles, granite and natural stones, which are here processed through the SD technology, a high-definition processing and printing guaranteeing a perfect colour rendering and a great decorative effect.
Specifically designed for bathroom settings with high moisture contents, H2O is a special wallpaper made of C/E fiberglass, primed with a mixture of starch and synthetic substances, perfect for decorating bathrooms, spas and showers, thanks to its special water repellence.
New technologies can combine the elegance of marble and the practicality of ceramics
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