Terzadimensione, an Italian company that specialises in large ceramic slabs, has unveiled a kaleidoscopic system of decorative “rugs”, walkways, tables and lamps aimed at reinventing the experience of outdoor spaces.
An exhilarating-coloured porcelain “rug”
Five different patterns invite us on a journey across the Mediterranean, exploring a full range of modular and mutually integrable furniture elements that lend themselves to countless original combinations.
Seeming like a brightly coloured “rug”, made of porcelain tiles, it is used at the pool, amongst the trees, balcony and unique walkways that are made of the same versatile material.
“This decorative series is the result of our collaboration with four design studios, as well as the creativity of our in-house workshop. Starting with large porcelain slabs, we created this new furniture system by working on the expressive and functional potential of ceramics as a bold statement of outdoor colour and decor,” explains Alfredo Brusa, chief executive officer of Terzadimensione.
A unique decorative collaboration
The wind-carved waves in the desert sands of North Africa are the inspiration for the Dunes line, designed by Operavisual. Thin, irregular golden lines undulate gently on a bright white stone background.
Sinuous movementPier Luca Freschi’s design, Wave, evokes the sound waves of electronic music on the long starry nights of the Balearic Islands. Sinuous movements in white stand out against a backdrop of elegant black Belgian stone.
Evoking ancient Greece
A touch of ancient Greece comes through with Dionysos, from the design workshop LATOxLATO. The name recalls Dionysus, the god of earthly pleasures, wine and banquets. This vitality can be felt in the dynamic red-on-white geometries of this collection.
Specialised engraving and glazing techniques
The latest two additions emerge from Terezadimension’s product research and development laboratory, created with a special engraving and glazing technique that gives the artifact a charming bas-relief effect that is rich in tactile and visual appeal.
Doily echoes the delicate textures of southern Italian crochet and lace, while Foliage is inspired by the carpets of leaves seen in the Mediterranean autumn of Provence.
For both patterns, Terzadimensione offers a bold palette ranging from turquoise and midnight blue to yellow, red and purple. All shades are precisely matched to those in the RAL colour system to facilitate the work of architects and designers. Terzadimensione provides a discreet complementary detail, attesting to the originality of each piece.
Practical and modular system
The elements of the collection are designed to create a modular system that offers countless possible solutions and combinations. The unifying theme is the geometry of the circle.
The modules can be laid directly on grass, gravel, soil or screed. Some can be replaced by elements that incorporate an outdoor lamp, which can be used as a walkway marker or as an actual light fixture.
All the elements are available in the five base colours, inspired by natural stone, extending the collection’s compositional possibilities into less elaborate designs – two-dimensional slabs for three-dimensional looks.
Mimicking Zen gardens
With this collection, Terzadimensione offers a contemporary interpretation of the walkways that mark Japan’s fascinating Zen gardens. Five modules are carved from a single 20mm-thick porcelain stoneware slab – one large piece, 122cm in diameter, and four smaller ones with a diameter of 61cm each. The round and crescent-shaped elements can be freely arranged, exploring the possibilities for ever-changing compositions and patterns that expand organically, like beautiful rhizomes.
As an alternative, the brand offers an 18-element composition called Rug’ Stone Decor, with a fixed size of 3x5m. From private gardens and terraces to parks, from hôtellerie to public spaces, the Terzadimensione outdoor furniture system uniquely lends itself to creating contemporary and vibrant settings. It is a truly innovative approach to enhancing open spaces with the natural beauty of porcelain.