DesignTaleStudio by Refin presents Fossil

DesignTaleStudio by Ceramiche Refin presents Fossil. Shown here in Beige.

DesignTaleStudio by Ceramiche Refin presents Fossil. Shown here in Beige.

The Fossil collection from Ceramiche Refin’s DesignTaleStudio is a translation of the prehistoric imprints of plants and animals on rock formations. Traces of the pattern break and overlap just like the signs of time in prehistoric sites and archaeological excavations. The pattern gives the collection a special uniqueness, with a great, natural impact.

“Subtle motifs bring to mind the regularity of forms found in the natural world, which we can all interpret differently according to our own imagination,” noted Ceramich Refin.

Detailed view of Fossil's tile pattern and graphics

Detailed view of Fossil’s tile pattern and graphics

Running in different directions, the five hand-drawn graphics create curious optical illusions and solid-void effects: the interwoven effects of the forms resemble natural stone, creating a modern interpretation of marble, that symbol of tradition, sophistication and exclusive materials.

The collection comes in size 60x60cm and three colors – beige, grey and brown – with five different graphic patterns for random laying.

DesignTaleStudio, founded in 1995 by Ceramiche Refin as a creative research laboratory, launched in 2014 an international design contest open to professionals from around the world: “Create your Tile.” Among the 800 ideas from 78 different countries, the first prize was awarded to the young Polish designer Kasia Zareba and her project entitled Fossil.