Ever the design scouts, we’d like to show all you ceramic lovers out there something we saw at this year’s MADE Expo in Milan.
Presented by Tile of Spain, high-end ceramics manufacturer Tempio, in collaboration with Ceracasa Ceramica, Decorativa, Natucer and Tau Ceramica, exhibited a unique installation that explores the relation between interior and exterior space, private and public, through, naturally, the medium of tiles.
The curator of the installation was José Ramón Tramoyeres, a young architect from Valencia, co-founder of the architectural firm Green Geometries Laboratory(GGlab) and responsible for the Tile of Spain installation ‘Vectorice’ at the Beijing Architecture Biennial 2010.
Here’s what Tile of Spain have to say about the project:
“Fluidity uses the characteristics of ceramics to respond to these needs, creating urban elements characterized by a double skin, in other words with an outer side, composed of elements that decontaminate the air, and an inner side consisting of extruded ceramic tubes. The floor is flexible, forming waves that move in synergy with the various layers of the skin. Walls, ceilings and floors interact with each other.
“The public space of the future is varied, composed of elements which interact with one another through the use of diverse materials and various building systems, leading to design projects with versatile functions.
“The project was designed to last over time: Fluidity is not intended to be an ephemeral installation created for this event alone. After the MADE expo, the installation will move to Valencia for the next edition of Cevisama (the International Ceramics and Bathroom Furnishings Show) before being donated to an institution or organization.”
to the Tempio collections on Architonic