Small format ceramic tiles from Decocer have been used to renovate the studio-workshop of poet and artist Bernat Artola in Castellón. The project is said to reflect a “commitment to the place”, focusing on sustainability and the use of traditional, local materials. Decocer’s small size tiles, which is used strategically in several places, reportedly met this brief.
When the interior designers tackled the renovation of the house, it was in its original state, which allowed them to “recover the essence of the original construction,” they said, while adapting the property to the needs of modern life.
The result aims to highlight the “warm and authentic soul” of the space in search of a very functional and inspiring home. The master bedroom features a modernist dresser and headboard that is framed by a backlit volume clad in traditional small-scale olive green Decocer ceramics. Also in the bathrooms, the intermediate spaces and on the wall of an elevated outdoor patio, small-size ceramics from the same firm are used. These pieces utilise a marked glaze inspired by traditional ceramics.
The design is said to provide multifunctional spaces, minimise passage areas, optimise the available surface and allow natural light to enter. It is a project that “brings out the potential of the essence of the pre-existing with honesty and coherence,” the designers say. In addition, it is designed to provide calm and well-being to those who live there.
The old solid brick that was covered by a layer of plaster is brought to light, as well as the traditional ceilings are restored to become a protagonist element through indirect lighting.
All the doors, as well as the decorative window that separates the living room from the kitchen, are original elements that have been stripped and finished only with natural wax.