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Oscar Dominguez, Solaria Wall System

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During Argillà 2022  an exhibitionat the Project Room tells about Solaria Wall System, the result of research by Oscar Dominguez on ceramic materials where earth and fire are the primordial elements.

The peculiarity of the project consists in being able to reproduce the cracking of dry earth through the same process that occurs in nature, i.e. drying in the sun. The earth exposed to the sun’s heat for a period of time forms radial cracks through a random and natural process, creating sur­faces that are similar each time, but always unique, because no crack can be the same, like DNA.

The Solaria system is designed to be ap­plied to different types of linear surfaces such as walls and monolithic shapes. The production method also allows for the application of cracking on volumes and curved surfaces.

Another substantial peculiarity of the Solaria Wall System is the possibility to create continuous corners and edges, for example to connect two walls creating a visual unity of the volume.

These functional and aesthetic characteristics make Solaria a unique product that differs from classic ceramic coverings that simulate stone or wood.

Solaria, while maintaining the natural aesthetics of the earth, thanks to the different colour finishes, becomes a very versatile product in terms of surface adaptability and colour variations; the colour applied “cold” generates a sort of “camouflage” of great visual impact.

The collection consists of 5 matte colour variants and two metallic finishes, 24K gold and platinum. The colours blend with the clay with an excellent yield in terms of chromatic unifor­mity.

The result is a vibrant and evocative surface of unique beauty, capable of enriching public and private spaces, and satisfying the most sophisticated aesthetic furnishing requirements.

 

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