Tadelakt is the centuries-old technique used in Morocco to plaster mainly hammams and riads. Collective places of meeting and self-care, or hospitality. Tadelakt creates a material cladding, in which colour is infused into the thicknesses and draws pattern, enveloping patterns. It is water-resistant, easy to maintain, a 'poor' but very clever material that has been using Moroccan lime to decorate and waterproof walls for centuries. Cir Ceramiche launches its Tadelakt porcelain stoneware collection inspired by the functional and aesthetic characteristics of the original material, to bring it to contemporary architectural surfaces in a more rational way.
Uniform, brilliant and textured at the same time
Moroccan architecture uses plaster slightly differently from other countries, but visually, traditional Tadelakt is similar to marmorino or Venetian stucco. Cir Ceramiche has worked carefully on the surface appearance of the Tadelakt series, recreating the same tactile uniformity with a slightly shiny effect. The charm of stoneware cladding is intact; its vocation is certainly the wellness space and architecture dedicated to hospitality.
The colours of Marrakech
Another possible interpretation of Tadelakt is in projects with a Mediterranean flavour, spaces where the evanescence of colour is combined with natural fabrics and neutral colours. Tadelakt proposes an ideal palette, inspired by the colours of Marrakech and the Moroccan territory. A range of seven colours from the soft green of mint tea to the black of the Atlas mountains. From the ochre of the streets to the red of spices, from the beige of cumin to the white of flowers. Jasmine, Atlas, Medina, Barberè, Nanà, Summax, Kamun: warm, soft colours that stand out next to the more sober tones of essential interiors and resonate with places inhabited by water and warmth such as spas and wellness centres.
Four formats for seven colours
Tadelakt is produced in four formats for each colour. From the smallest 10X40 cm to the largest 120X120 cm. For this last size there are also ornamental patterns, to be combined with the plain colours to create real scenographies. In addition, the thickness of the stoneware makes it possible to imagine vertical and horizontal coverings. Just as the Tadelakt range can be used to cover complements and furnishings.