Neolith by TheSize, a market-leading brand of Sintered Stone, announces three new colours for its 2018 catalogue: Retrostone, Mirage and Krater.These new introductions, chosen following rigorous market research and a Iive on-stand survey of the prototypes at Marmomac 2017, Italy, are a direct response to stoneware and design. The new colours are also complemented by an expanded range of Neolith products, which include: two new colours in the NanoTech Polished finish, the pale-grey Luna and light-brown Bombón, and seven new 20mm thick slabs. Let’s take a closer look…
Retrostone: The return of a classicRetrostone is an elegant surface with a striking, big-grain effect based on Terrazzo, a traditional manufacturing solution to help use up scraps of marble and granite by setting it in concrete. It’s a stone with a long history, extensively utilised by Venetian stonemasons in the 16th Century, to produce a mesmerising, kaleidoscopic effect; a true design classic. Retrostone evokes the mosaic-like aesthetic which made Terrazzo such a popular choice for interior designers in the 1950s and 1960s, bringing the design to a contemporary audience.
Mirage: More than meets the eyeMirage captures the understated grandeur of Europe’s medieval churches and public buildings, constructed from richly textured sandstone. This new stone turns up the contrast on Neolith’s similarly sand-inspired Arena, to offer a richer and more pronounced texturing. Hyper-realism is a feature which more and more designers are looking for, especially the ability in capturing the authenticity of natural stone. Answering this demand, Neolith recreated the complex spontaneity of the graining within natural sandstone, to develop Mirage which as the name suggests, is so realistic, it quite literally tricks the eye.
Krater: There’s a new shade in townKrater is a homage to natural Soapstone. Looking to this inky stone’s heritage as a material used to construct some of the world’s most enduring monuments, including Rio De Janeiro’s Christ The Redeemer, Neolith has developed a unique surface with universal appeal. This dark brown, almost black, stone is characterised by a beautifully swirling, deep grey grain, which has been captured using the very latest technology to create an organic, continuous pattern, true to the look of the natural stone. THAT’S NOT ALL…
NanoTech PolishedDue to popular demand Neolith has also increased its range of NanoTech Polished finishes (launched in 2017). The process, in which a slab is directly polished once it comes out of the kiln using special raw material, creates a perfectly flat reflection.
Highly desirable in both commercial and residential settings, the two new NanoTech Polished finishes for 2018 are the pale-grey Luna and light-brown Bombón. They join Arctic White and Nero in the now four-strong range.
Increased 20mm range The growing demand in 2017 for thicker kitchen worktops, registered amongst designers and specifiers, has encouraged Neolith to grow its 20mm range. Seven popular patterns have been added to the catalogue for 2018: Iron Grey, Iron Moss, Cement, Barro, Pulpis, Aspen Grey and Arctic White NanoTech. This brings the collection to 12 surfaces, offering a greater degree of variety and creativity when using Neolith within the kitchen or bathroom environment.