A mix of patterns and colours in a collection that pays homage to the beauty and elegance of early 20th Century cement tiles
The ever-increasing number of building renovation and restoration projects has generated renewed interest in the styles and materials used in architecture in past decades. This has brought traditional majolica and cement tiles very much back into fashion.
Stoneware collections such as Ottocento by Ragno respond to the desire and need to combine culture and design, looks and practical values. This collection accurately reproduces all the appearance and warmth of the cement paste floor tiles widely used in the early Twentieth Century, now reinterpreted and updated in ‘design’ style.
An eclectic collection, with infinite stylistic expressions.
A single size (20x20 cm) and a tumbled finish on the edges, evoking the flaws found in the floor tiles of bygone days, for an outstandingly versatile collection: Ottocento can be installed on floors and walls, as a decorative feature or even on worktops, for a strikingly original effect. Perfect in both residential and commercial interiors, and also suitable for outdoor use, it fits well into design schemes which aim to express a vintage soul and a love of informal, slightly bohemian moods.
There are 8 shades available, all delicate and powdery in line with the latest interior design trends, ranging from warm to cool hues to suit different colour schemes. However, it is in its decorative motifs and patterns that Ottocento is at its most eclectic: “Mix” combines no fewer than 20 geometric decors (in warm and cool colours), while just 8 of them have been selected for “Tappeto”, a decor intended for creating decorative jigsaw patterns for combination with the solid colour tiles, with no limits on the imagination. This infinite scope for installation patterns is the basis for unique, inimitable solutions.
A homage to historic Italian palazzos, and a rather nostalgic look back at our architectural tradition: Ottocento offers a decorative ceramic surface with a retro soul that is perfectly at ease in contemporary locations.