Pigmenti by Lea Ceramiche is winner of this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD, the world-renowned design prize. Pigmenti, design by Ferruccio Laviani, won in the Textile/Wall/Floor category. Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, organizes the iF DESIGN AWARD.
Pigmenti was selected among almost 11,000 entries submitted from 56 countries. The 133-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world, was fascinated by Lea Ceramiche and Ferruccio Laviani's capacity to investigate the material, bringing out expressive possibilities and new points of view. The result is a material colour with a fine structure, where light graphic movements give the colour depth and dynamism. And this is even more extraordinary if we consider that the materiality and craftsmanship of inspiration find in industrial production a result that is not denatured, thanks to the ability of Lea Ceramiche to maintain its distinctive and elementary characteristics preserved.
Research within the research, Pigmenti is also extraordinarily thin and, above all, 100% Carbon Neutral. A second ceramic skin of only 3.5 mm in large format slabs (3x1 m) that opens up to the possibility of being used on vertical surfaces, indoors for strongly characterised environments, or outdoors, for applications on external façades, or to cover furnishing volumes. For this collection, in fact, Lea Ceramiche offers the best of its Slimtech 3plus technology: large-format laminated porcelain stoneware and extraordinary lightness, thanks to the ultra-thin thickness of only 3.5 mm. A versatile and resistant material, able to offer new perspectives in the world of architecture and living, expression of a technology that revolutionises the traditional production process to obtain a completely new and sustainable solution. The thickness, reduced by 2/3 compared to traditional tiles, requires a lower consumption of raw materials, energy and water, reduces transport pollution and CO2 emissions making the slabs among the most eco-sustainable materials for construction.
Since 1954, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for excellent design. The iF Design brand is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. It honors design achievements in all disciplines: product, packaging, communication and service design, architecture and interior architecture as well as professional concept, user experience (UX) and user interface (UI). All award-winning entries are featured on www.ifdesign.com.