Finale Emilia, 12 April 2012 - ABK Group will be taking part in Coverings 2012 in Orlando (Florida, USA) from 17 to 20 April with its three brands Abk, Flaviker-pi.sa and Ariana. The US exhibition, one of the pre-eminent international showcases for the ceramic world, will give attendees the opportunity to view all the Group's new products in the same booth.
The exhibit, in Booth 5138, will guide visitors through the aesthetic language and design cues of the ABK Group's brands, focusing on the products in all their essentiality. Instead of pre-packaged exhibits, the booth will leave space for the imagination of architects and interior designers.ABK
in particular will be introducing DOCKS, a collection of dynamic and sophisticated surfaces inspired by concrete, the quintessential construction material of contemporary architecture. DOCKS comes in numerous sizes, six colours and two surface finishes, offering enormous scope for different floor and wall covering solutions. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, the floor tiles with their sober, elegant aesthetics coordinate with a wide selection of decorative offerings in keeping with the brand's longstanding tradition.DOCKS
Colours and materials are the key design cues behind DOCKS, the new ABK coloured body porcelain tile collection that stands out for its soft touch and original texture.
A contemporary collection inspired by modern architectural concrete, DOCKS is ideal for use on floors or walls, lending form and personality to interiors.
Available in a range of six complementary and versatile neutral colours (White, Silver, Grey, Black, Bone and Warm), the tiles take on unique qualities according to the various finishes available. The natural surface absorbs light and has a soft touch while maintaining non-slip properties, and is also available in the Form finish inspired by the characteristic markings left by concrete formwork. The patinaed surface creates a more intense visual effect, reflecting light and assuming a attractive timeworn appearance.
DOCKS is created from large 60x60 cm and 40x80 cm formats which are cut into various submultiples and complemented by a wide range of accents and trim pieces. The breadth and originality of the decorative proposals are trademark features of the ABK collections, which once again succeed in customising floors and walls while remaining faithful to the dynamic and sophisticated spirit that pervades the entire collection.
Product type: coloured body porcelain tile
Intended use: interior and exterior floors and walls – Residential and light commercial
Sizes: 40x80 cm, 20x80 cm, 60x60 cm, 30x60 cm, 15x60 cm, 30x60 cm Mix Sizes, 30x30 cm Mosaic
Colours: White, Silver, Grey, Black, Bone and Warm
Floor accents: Combi (composition of sixteen 30x30 cm tiles), Carpet royal
Wall accents: Combi, Vintage, Murales, Opera, Splash, Brick
Trim pieces: skirting, bullnose step, corner bullnose step
Coverings is also the ideal platform for the launch of FOSSIL STONE, another new product from ABK inspired by fossilised wood, a unique material for the ceramic world. The collection comes in five colours and stands out for its original texture and an astonishing variety of designs.FOSSIL STONE
The new FOSSIL STONE collection from ABK is inspired by a natural material that has been transformed over millions of years into something entirely new. Trees that lived and grew in a remote age were buried and transformed through a long, slow process into gemstones of such unique colours and beauty that they would not be out of place in a jewellery.
ABK has captured all the magic of fossil woods, creating a unique and versatile collection that stands out for its colour combinations and simplicity of use. The five available colours (Cream, Beige, Brown, Light Grey and Blue) and unique texture are skilfully combined with a range of graphic designs to create stunning and original visual appeal.
The FOSSIL STONE porcelain tile collection comes in the three sizes 50x50 cm, 33.3x33.3 cm and 30x60 cm and is complemented by a wide range of trim pieces and accents to meet all design requirements.
Product type: porcelain tile
Intended use: interior and exterior floors
Sizes: 50x50 cm, 33.3x33.3 cm and 30x60 cm
Colours: Cream, Beige, Brown, Light Grey and BlueFlaviker-pi.sa
will be showcasing URBAN CONCRETE, a collection that is part of the broader Urban Living range, a research project that explores contemporary materials. Made from hi-tech porcelain tile, it faithfully reproduces the aesthetics and texture of concrete, offering a new interpretation of this material with powerful visual appeal. Available in six neutral colours, the collection is extremely versatile.URBAN CONCRETE
This Italian-style reinterpretation of concrete, the epitome of urban spirit, has resulted in a collection that conveys a unique concept of contemporary space. Urban Concrete from Flaviker Pi.Sa offers an architectural vision that creatively enhances concrete, a material that more than any other has contributed to the construction of what we call modernity, transforming it through latest-generation technology into large-format porcelain tiles.
A product with outstanding technical and aesthetic qualities and strong visual appeal, Urban Concrete comes in 4 sizes, all rectified (40x80 cm, 60x60 cm, 30x60 cm and 15x60 cm), and in two surface finishes: Natural and Frame “formwork effect”.
The intense, original Frame surface reproduces the wood textures imprinted on concrete by formwork, conveying a sense of work and manual labour. The fair-faced concrete effect underscores the originality of style, lending dynamism and personality to any interior or exterior living space and meeting new design requirements. The Natural surface of Urban Concrete enhances the delicate colours and deep ton-sur-ton shades to imbue spaces with a sense of sophisticated neutrality.
Key design elements of the collection include: neutrality, or the absence of colour, to enhance the sophisticated grace of objects; black & white contrasts in accordance with an elegant lifestyle; and powder tones for fluid, lightweight compositions.
Urban Concrete comes in 6 colours ideal for use on floors or walls in contemporary urban living spaces: White, Greige, Smoke, Fog, Nut and Night.
In Urban Concrete, the combinations of wood/concrete or glass/concrete make for versatile urban spaces with unique decorative details. Metropolitan graffiti and floral designs round off a range that caters for different design visions and offers plenty of scope for experimentation.
Coloured body porcelain tile
SIZES AND FINISH
40x80 | 60x60 | 30x60 | 15x60 | Natural, Frame
White | Greige | Smoke | Fog | Nut | Night
Interior floors and walls in residential and light commercial applicationsAriana
will be displaying CONVIVIUM, an extensive collection focusing on the use and creative combination of floor and wall coverings of different sizes and materials. With its harmonious blend of terracotta, stone, wood and concrete, the collection comes in six colours and numerous textures that explore the varied world of contemporary living.CONVIVIUM
In today’s living spaces it is hard to draw a clear distinction between ancient and modern. As the barriers between these conventional categories break down, interior design increasingly combines innovative forms and materials with objects inspired by the past.
Ariana’s CONVIVIUM collection is inspired by the eponymous Latin term, the traditional ritual of gathering around a table to eat and talk in the company of friends. Through the creative use of different materials and sizes, this collection metaphorically evokes the pleasure of socialisation and offers scope for original compositional solutions.
CONVIVIUM combines numerous textures with six colours freely inspired by different natural surfaces. It recreates the appeal of timeworn artisanal terracotta, the warmth of stone and the modern character of concrete.
The collection comes in six colours, each representing a different material, which can be used individually or in two-tone combinations, complemented by a wide range of accents.
CONVIVIUM takes us on a virtual journey of discovery through different areas of contemporary living, creating exclusive design solutions that adapt perfectly to different interiors.
Product type: Coloured body porcelain tile
Sizes: 30x60 cm, 60x60 cm and 41.5x81 cm with natural edge
30x60 cm, 60x60 cm, 15x60 cm and 30x30 cm mosaic, rectified
Colours: Bianco, Beige, Cuoio, Cenere, Cemento, Nero
Intended use: Interior residential floors and walls