The 60th anniversary of the founding of historic San Marino company Ceramica Faetano was celebrated at the last Cersaie with the presentation of a new collection of porcelain stoneware tiles in daring, saturated shades, designed to celebrate the art of craft ceramic making.The Progetto 1962 tile collection aims to create interiors full of colour and energy, like a large mood board, inspired by the rediscovery of sketches and colour samples from the Sixties, the decade when Ceramica Faetano was founded. The star of Progetto 1962 is a glossy brick in 7.5x40cm size with distressed edges and a traditional air, with slight shade variation to give tiled areas a vibrant, tactile character. The ceramic offering comprises eight colours, two most in line with current trends: Topazio which, like a gemstone, mirrors the colours of the sea, ranging from bright blue to the green of the deepest waters to achieve a fresh chromatic intensity; and Ciliegia, a red with pinkish touches that joyfully enlivens interiors, with an strength of colour that varies depending on the light striking and surrounding it. The range of colours is completed by three more traditional, powdery shades – Canapa, Visone and Terre – and three colder, more unsubstantial colours – Talco, Acqua and Lavagna.
The return to the origins of ceramic tile making, in which the craftsman’s skilled hands “toss” various sized chips of coloured cements and small pieces of marble into the mix at random, is clear in the Origini background tile in 20x20cm size. Alongside this there are five coloured background tiles – all in the small 20x20cm size – in refined, colonial mood, which reference the natural world and are well suited to simple architectural styles and earthy shades, warmed by the colour of straw and natural wood.