ADI's Permanent Design Observatory has selected the 3D Wall Carve collection for publication in ADI Design Index 2022, ahead of the XXVIII edition of the Compasso d'Oro Award

It is a complex research between history, craftsmanship and technology that has led to the definition of the Atlas Concorde 3DWall Carve collection. The aesthetics of the collection is described in the extreme precision of the micro-reliefs that outline the surface, drawing inspiration from the ancient know-how of carving craftsmen, capable of imprinting the life of nature on stone and creating suggestive effects of movement on the wall.

Materials, creativity, skills

Atlas Concorde takes the atmosphere of craftsmanship and brings it into contemporary interior design. Innovative materials, creativity and industrial skills combined for a work that convinced the Osservatorio Permanente del Design ADI to select Atlas Concorde in the Design category of materials and technological systems, after having already been awarded with the Red Dot Design Award in 2022.

Three-dimensional design and style

3D Wall Carve consists of minimalist patterns, enlivened by three-dimensionality that restores the effect of natural material to the touch and the eyes. It is characterised as a collection dedicated to contemporary design to enrich rooms with a perception of craftsmanship and technique through a language of sensorial emotions with infinite nuances.

Variations on the theme

3DWall Carve consists of five variations on the theme of the single-colour micro-relief. Leaf expresses a particular artistic approach with a foliage pattern created by chiselling; Whittle plays by superimposing horizontal bands with marked reliefs on the softness of a dynamic ribbon motif; Chisel is characterised by its horizontal stripes inspired by combed-effect concrete. 3D Sign and 3D Squares are the motifs designed by designer Piero Lissoni for a capsule collection inspired by the relationship between technique and art, with the intention of bringing the authentic artisanal touch of manual stonework to the ceramic surface.

Abstract painting and micromosaic craftsmanship

For 3D Sign, Piero Lissoni works on the fil rouge of abstract painting, with an irregular surface between plays of light and shadow. 3D Squares is a free interpretation of handcrafted micromosaic, with irregular tesserae that build movement and character on the surface. Piero Lissoni emphasises how: "The three-dimensional texture enhances the minimalist graphics, as do the lights and shadows, while the often irregular pattern gives a handcrafted allure, achieved instead with a sophisticated hyper-industrial process".