Zip strikes a dynamic rhythmic balance

Zip strikes a dynamic rhythmic balance

May 2020

Stemming from the collaboration between Ceramica Bardelli and Meneghello Paolelli Associati, Zip is a collection of designer tiles with a bold twist that transforms ceramic tiling into a dynamic visual system, constantly poised between rhythmic regularity and asymmetry.

The 600 by 600mm, and 600 by 1,200mm, rectified porcelain tiles, 10mm thick, are also available with shaped edges to create unusual decorative effects reminiscent of the full and empty volumes of zips.

With their matt finish and uniform surface texture, the three colours of Zip - anthracite black, ivory white, and antique terracotta - act as a neutral background capable of enhancing the decorative role of the joints.
These form an essential element of the design, bringing the tiles together in a single, continuous surface.

The tiles and joints become interpolar, in a rhythmic balance of opposites: solids and voids, concave and convex elements, coloured joints and neutral surfaces.

Placing perfectly modular rectified and shaped tiles alongside one another makes for countless compositional possibilities limited only by the architect’s or the interior designer’s imagination.
Zip may be used on floors and walls, both in residential and non-residential settings.

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