The neutral-coloured cement and hexagon tiles of the Rewind collection decorate the walls of a bathroom that respects its history while meeting the needs of modern life.
The Ragno catalogue includes a collection that can be used to create interiors that are both original yet reassuring. It is called Rewind and it comprises, under a single mood, different sizes of floor and wall tiles and six dusty, highly textural colours inspired by the history of our cities: Vanilla, Polvere, Peltro, Corda, Argilla and Tabacco.
In Bari, in an apartment inside a 1960s building, architect Erica Antonacci has taken inspiration from Rewind to make it the centrepiece of a project to restyle an aging and dilapidated bathroom in need of functional and aesthetic refurbishment.
The project begins by studying the pattern of the covering on the main wall, location of the bath tub which sits below a little niche under the window tasked with providing the room with the right amount of natural light and air.
This wall stands out for its recurring hexagon-shaped cement tiles whose surface pattern evokes the charm of ancient decorations, soft, dusty and slightly evanescent.
Arabesques, geometries and floral motifs peer out, their base texture comprising ecru, earthy colours that communicate warm and velvety tactile sensations at first glance.
On the two side walls, perpendicular to the main wall, the cement tiles are used more sparingly, giving even greater value to their role. They appear here and there interrupting the colour continuity of the covering, once again arranged in a hexagonal pattern, and focusing the attention on a few key areas.
The small sizes, on the walls, carry out a similar role to that of the dark wood furniture. The combination with the neutral taupe coloured base creates a fascinating contrast of materials, textures and surface grains fully in tune with the project’s historical inspiration.
The warmth of the bathroom environment is the first stage in a complete refurbishing project that respects the existing situation, inspired by the past but receptive to the functional needs of a modern home.
Indeed, the aesthetic appearance of the wall covering, just like that of the wood-effect stoneware floor, does not affect the high technological performances of the materials in terms of their durability and resistance to everyday wear and tear.