Terracotta makes a comeback in architecture
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Terracotta-effect stoneware for a contemporary yet timeless style
Terracotta is coming back into fashion. We are witnessing a resurgence of warm shades and terracotta: not only in home furnishing accessories, but also as an indoor finish. The terracotta popular today looks much more natural and matt than the Eighties variety; it is a tasteful material that combines with a large number of styles, adding an intriguing retro touch to interior designs.
In fact, although we instinctively associate terracotta with a classical, traditional - or even rustic - style, in the latest design concepts terracotta is also at the centre of more modern interiors. Terracotta is actually the ideal floor covering, for example, for a perfect eclectic and Jungalow style when combined with tribal textures and details and plenty of natural greenery.
We must remember, too, that terracotta is a perfect material not only for indoor butalsofor outdoor use, with the advantage of creating delightful indoor-outdoor continuity effects.
Marazzi offers the terracotta effect on stoneware in several different versions, which are the ideal solution for combining the beauty of this unique finish with the extreme practicality of non-porous and resistant to the stains materials.
Cotti d'Italiais the Marazzi terracotta-effect stoneware that brings traditional terracotta up to date with four different finishes - Beige, Marrone, Rosato and Terracotta - and five different sizes. While on the one hand the square size recalls the floors of times gone by, in the hexagon format terracotta acquires a very contemporary personality, with one of today's trendiest shapes.
Cottotoscana20 is the terracotta-effect stoneware for outdoor use, available inthe large50x100 size and 20 mm thick. Produced in five different finishes (Rosa, Ocra, Rosso, Grigio Chiaro and Grigio Scuro), it is an ideal material for creating paths and pavements that fit perfectly into gardens and parks, but also for pool edges.