The light, colour and material of the Salento Mediterranean: inspiration for the new Ottocento collection

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The geometry and sophisticated decor of the new Ottocento collection convey the intimacy of the spaces in a bright, welcoming house in Salento.

Salento: light, sky and sea come together, creating a natural environment that expresses the tradition of Mediterranean living in a way that is always unique and surprising.
We stop before the threshold of a house. The wooden door opens, moved by the breeze, and the sun bursts in, flooding the walls and floors and fragmenting perception almost to the point of fading.

Further inside, a little sheltered from the sun, a pattern composed of geometric shapes and material reveals its colours: the dense and evocative Cobalto, Ocra, Cadmio and Pomice. Together with Ambra, Basalto, Terra and Talco, it builds, tile by tile, the striking and deeply imaginative abacus of the Ottocento  collection, part of the Storie series, to which it provides a modern interpretation of tradition.

Our Salento retreat contains beautiful things made with care. Furniture and accessories interweave natural fibres and feature wood marked by everyday gestures repeated over time and generations. The ideal background for these objects – warm, intimate and enveloping – brings the bold graphic elements to a reassuring and familiar perceptive level.

Everyone can associate it with a local tradition and a fascinating, evocative past, as well as with a timeworn atmosphere that offers immediate reassurance of its personal character, translated into sartorial interior design.

The tile carpets in the Ottocento collection, which can be used on both the wall and floor, combine, in a matrix that can be read on multiple levels, pure geometric elements with purely decorative details, ingredients of a setting fully immersed in the Italian landscape, generating an immersive experience that harmonizes and balances its components.

Each element, incorporated in a 20×20 cm tile, reveals exquisite details up close: deliberately imperfect edges, intense slightly mottled colours, a natural matt surface that is pleasing to both the eye and touch. The experience with the ceramic surface becomes enveloping and intense, as unique as the house that contains it.