During Cersaie, the international fair of ceramics for architecture and bath furnishings, Casalgrande Padana and Pininfarina presented Earth, the first tile collection designed by Pininfarina.
The partnership is the result of the collaboration of two excellent Italian firms: Casalgrande Padana, a leader in the production of evolved ceramic materials, and Pininfarina, the internationally renowned design house. Two realities that have always shared important values: pursuit of quality and excellence, innovation of lines and materials, respect for the environment.
Earth by Pininfarina comes from the combination of the know-how of Casalgrande Padana and the design of Pininfarina, with the goal of creating a unique collection with a distinctive character. The originality of the project lies in the great versatility of the system, for a tile that combines luxury and refinement with essential design, offering evocative decorative effects connected with the automotive world.
The texture of the porcelain stoneware surface is the conceptual result of the fusion of three different materials (glass, leather and fabric) to generate a powerful multisensory effect: the final perception is an image of warmth, while from up close it is easy to appreciate the innovative character of the texture and its three-dimensional tactile impact. The large range of colors and the availability of large formats permit creative application in all kinds of situations.
The decorative inspiration comes directly from the glorious Pininfarina automotive tradition. With extremely clean, elegant lines, the decorations become unique thanks to the use of special finishes and materials – automotive paint, fine woods, natural leather treated for use as a facing material.
The tile system by Pininfarina also offers the possibility of applying the Pininfarina logo on the tiles and the decorations, depending on the specific needs of the project, the architect, or the tastes of the client.