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A Piedi from APE Grupo

March 9, 2024

“The beauty of imperfection” is the essence behind the new ceramic collection A Piedi, with its lattice Occhiata, designed by Italian artist Davide Doppioni and presented by APE Grupo. Renowned designer and ceramist Doppioni has successfully blended the authentic material language of traditional ceramics with the latest technology, establishing a dialogue that is both simple and complex.

A Piedi is a collection that expresses the sincerity of fired clay taken to its highest point. Technology and the authenticity of ceramics come together to craft a warm and delicate product, boasting high performance and connecting us with our essence and the purity of the material. Thanks to cutting-edge manufacturing processes, terracotta undergoes a metamorphosis into a full-bodied porcelain teeming with expressive nuances in large-scale pieces, each measuring 1X1 square meter.

Doppioni perceives this new creation as “a homage to our ancestral link with the earth and a reminder that, despite technological progress, that bond remains fundamental.” The selected colors symbolize elements of nature: green for vegetation, white for light, black for the cosmos, cotto for earth.

Alongside this collection is Occhiata, a modular system of three-dimensional ceramic pieces that stack together to create a lattice of extruded stoneware or brise soleil, enabling the formation of patterns with exceptional beauty and harmony.

Occhiata also introduces an artistic flair with its hand-painted finish, subtly coordinated with the hues of A Piedi. Comprising two distinct and combinable pieces, it facilitates the creation of intermediary spaces, subtle variations, intimacy and shadows. An iconic feature of Mediterranean architecture, the lattice is the quintessential natural regulator of light and temperature, delicately bridging indoor and outdoor areas.

Photo credit: APE Grupo

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