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“Il Veneziano” by SapienStone: the comeback of terrazzo


With the “Il Veneziano” collection from SapienStone, you can experience the artistic and restrained mixture of stones Terrazzo a little renaissance. The ceramic surface, visually interspersed with stone chips, could become the big trend in 2022 and goes perfectly with wood and stainless steel in architectural interior design.

Venice, a place of longing made of splendor and stone

Venice, City of longing. Anyone who dreams of going there thinks of deep blue lagoons, a darkly interwoven network of alleys and bridges that lead to the colorful swarm from romantic houses at your feet. The same goes for the admiral palaces rising high into the sky under the blazing sunshine, which – richly decorated in white stone decor – with hers monumental, Gothic construction remember historical times and still impress today.

Anyone who dares to go inside the palaces will experience one A world of pomp and abundancewhich pours in gold, marble and stucco over opulent ceiling decorations to the door handles; in between, benevolently reserved and yet extremely elegant, a marbled floor made of high quality Terrazzo.

Venice combines history and glamorous flair like no other city.  Terrazzo also experienced its renaissance here - and is now coming to us.  (Photo: Stock / Emily Geibel)
Venice combines history and glamorous flair like no other city. Terrazzo also experienced its renaissance here – and is now coming to us. (Photo: Stock / Emily Geibel)

Terrazzo, the artistic material of the Mediterranean

Terrazzo is the elegant one Marble compromise – which, as permanent rock, would be too sensitive to be trodden on by thousands of tourists every day – and Granite, one of the hardest natural stones, which can be very expensive depending on the quality. Terrazzo, on the other hand, is resilient and comparatively affordable.

A touch of glamorous history resonates in every terrazzo object, as this composite enrichment was made out of stone hardly used in this country and stayed the sunlit palaces and apartments of the warm Mediterranean Reserved. The following applies here Terrazzo as a respected craft tradition of artfully upscale Italy.

What many do not know: After terrazzo was once intensively processed in Greek and Roman antiquity, the material experienced its Renaissance in Venice in the 16th century. Terrazzo still adorns floors, walls and surfaces of Venetian town houses with impressive ornaments, which is why the material – a mixture of marble, quartz, granite splinters and the crushed remnants of lime or cement – is also known as “Terrazzo alla Veneziana“Is known.

Artful and yet restrained look: Terrazzo is a frugal material.  It can be used in a variety of ways in the kitchen.  (Photo: SapienStone)
Artful and yet restrained look: Terrazzo is a frugal material. It can be used in a variety of ways in the kitchen. (Photo: SapienStone)

“Il Veneziano” by SapienStone: Terrazzo look on a firm ceramic surface

This elegant mixture of Venetian folklore and timeless stone optics brings the brand SapienStone, known for their ornate surfaces made of sintered porcelain stoneware, now into the kitchen: with the new collection “Il Veneziano“, Which will be available from 2022. Terrazzo appears in a ceramic design, but with the familiar marbled look. In order to SapienStone combines the best of two worlds. The company’s worktops are considered to be extremely tough, scratch-resistant and durable.

The elaborate production process in which the porcelain stoneware pressed under enormous pressure and high temperatures imitates the rock formations that have been running down for centuries. The high-quality product is correspondingly resilient – and a perfect one Starting point for premium kitchenswhose worktops should withstand all external influences. One of them is “Il Veneziano” by SapienStone.

SapienStone from Italy is known for its extremely high-quality, durable ceramic plates that can be printed in different ways.  With "Il Veneziano" SapienStone brings the popular terrazzo look into our kitchens.  (Photo: SapienStone)
SapienStone from Italy is known for its extremely high-quality, durable ceramic plates that can be printed in different ways. With “Il Veneziano” by SapienStone, the popular terrazzo look has entered our kitchens. (Photo: SapienStone)

Printed ceramic worktops: “Il Veneziano” by SapienStone in three colors

The “Il Veneziano” collection benefits from the SapienStones technique, desired surface optics 1.5 mm deep into the porcelain stoneware and thus for a consistent and deceptively real replica to care. Even with superficial cracks and scratches, the stone look is preserved. SapienStone countertops are durable companionwhich, with their inspiring natural look, provide lasting accents in the kitchen.

“Il Veneziano” is no exception. The Terrazzo series includes three countertops patterns, “Seminato Candido“,”Seminato beige” and “Seminato Nero“. The light gray surface “Seminato Candido” comes closest to the classic terrazzo, which used to be mixed with screed or concrete. Of the fine-grain stone with coarser black inclusions has a fascinating particle-like structure that is dignified in color and yet eye-catching.

"Seminato nero" (back) and "Seminato candido" (front) show terrazzo in different, artistic designs.  (Photo: SapienStone)
“Seminato nero” (back) and “Seminato candido” (front) show terrazzo in different, artistic designs. (Photo: SapienStone)

“Seminato Beige” refines the concept in a soft and harmonious, beige tone, which fits wonderfully into natural kitchen concepts with light wood, lacquer or stone.

It is unusual dark variant the surface “Il Veneziano” by SapienStone, the “Seminato Nero”: like one gray marbled granite surface the material sparkles with shimmering light inclusions. It can be used for both the worktop and the front design and should shine with dark kitchens where weight and elegance are required.

The dark tone "Seminato Nero" underlines heavy, elegant kitchen equipment.  (Photo: SapienStone)
The dark tone “Seminato Nero” underlines heavy, elegant kitchen equipment. (Photo: SapienStone)

What you need to know about “Il Veneziano” from SapienStone: size, design, appearance

Without a doubt, SapienStone brings us with the “Il Veneziano” collection in 12 mm version an extremely elegant and unusual surface finish for ceramic worktops. The fragmented look is reminiscent of that precious architectural design of revived Italy many centuries ago. At the same time, Terrazzo shines restrained timelessness in a way that cannot be reproduced using marble or granite – both very conspicuous materials.

“Il Veneziano” by SapienStone comes in various sizes up to an impressive maximum of 3.20 x 1.50 meters Made in one piece: for imposing kitchen islands, custom-made ceramic fronts or niche rear walls with that certain something. Anyone who appreciates the calm elegance of terrazzo should choose the “nature“For a simple, matt look. It fits in perfectly with the modern kitchen and offers a loosening up of matt lacquer fronts, a variety of wood and stainless steel.

The variant “Polished“For glossy surfaces that not only fit into luxurious kitchens, but also in country style shines. A look across the Mediterranean to Venice reveals that “country house” does not mean old-fashioned or traditional, but rather historic, homely, elegant. The city of longing shares one of its precious treasures with us – let’s get it here in this country too a new heyday.

Restrained enough not to attract attention - and yet an eye-catcher: the collection "Il Veneziano" by SapienStone in an exclusive terrazzo look.  (Photo: SapienStone)
Restrained enough not to attract attention – and yet an eye-catcher: the “Il Veneziano” collection from SapienStone in an exclusive terrazzo look. (Photo: SapienStone)

Brief overview of “Il Veneziano” by SapienStone

Manufacturer: SapienStone

Material: Terrazzo (printed porcelain stoneware)

Executions: Seminato Candido (light gray); Seminato Beige (beige); Seminato Nero (black)

Size (max.): 3.20 x 1.50 meters

Characteristics: scratch-resistant, heat-resistant, easy-care, acid-resistant

Dealer: Acquired from the MCR stone manufacturer, for example at Dross & Schaffer Ludwig 6, Dross & Schaffer Munich East / Munich West / Warngau / Ingolstadt, Kitchens Jürgens, bulthaup am Preußenpark, Kitchens, Anderka kitchens and many more.

Artful and now available in Germany and Austria: "Il Veneziano" by SapienStone.  (Photo: SapienStone)
Artistic and now available in Germany and Austria: “Il Veneziano” by SapienStone. (Photo: SapienStone)

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