Even at Designer's Week 2020, talking about surface design means research, sustainability and amazing innovative materials

Surface is an important word. It is the skin of architecture, the clothing of the rooms and furniture. A varied and very fascinating world, which year after year is enriched with materials and textures, finds original applications and many different uses.

Let's take wood, for example. Alpi Wood produces an industrial version: it is wood, certified and from sustainable cultivation, but used in an intelligent way. Laminated and printed, it reproduces both the appearance of the natural raw material and new original patterns. This year Alpi presents two new, very graphic decorations, designed by Patricia Urquiola and Piero Lissoni.

Porcelain stoneware and ceramics, on the other hand, are the world of Atlas Concorde, which in the new showroom in via San Marco presents the Prism collection, a palette of textured colors that bring the signs of the spatula and the transparency of the resin effect to the surface. From a selection by Piero Lissoni, who also designed the shop.

Bisazza celebrates Piero Fornasetti and his decorative talent. A surprising ability to create designs that truly animate any surface, with the ironic character of the immediately recognizable line. Also in the wall version Fornasetti creates high-impact scenographies, very contemporary yet timeless.

While Tabu wood dresses up with the ideas of designers under 40 at the Milan Triennale for the Design x Wood contest, Cimento presents in its showroom a series of furniture covered with the versatile material declined in very soft colors and shapes.

Itlas is a champion of natural materials with its collections always inspired by important woods, which give the material a strong role in respecting the environment and man. Well-being and sustainability are also the figures for the production of I Massivi furniture and Progetto Bagno coverings.

Finally, for this edition of Designer's Week, Marazzi focuses on a new product: Puro Marazzi Antibacterial. An antibacterial version of the traditional ceramic coating.