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  • Fameed Khalique previews the Opus collection launch by Lithos Design at Salone 2014

    Daniel Fountain
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    Fameed Khalique is delighted to present a preview of the Opus collection by Lithos Design to be launched at Salone in Milan, 2014. The collection, designed by Raffaello Galiotto is a pioneering, contemporary expression of industrial stone design combined with the art of colour inlay work. The collection is available exclusively from Fameed Khalique in the UK. The production and design of this new collection breaks the mould of traditional marble inlay work and its use in the field of design for floors, walls and claddings by driving innovation into a previously unexplored area. The collection makes its début with a variety of hues, from the most vibrant colours to the softest, most subtle shades in a series of ready-to-use ensembles that embrace exquisite antique inlay work, whilst interpreting it in a new, ground-breaking way.

    This collection signals a shift in focus for Lithos Design from sculptural to pictorial. In addition to their pioneering work in three-dimensional stone design, there is now a desire to design with colour, shadow and chiaroscuro effects whilst always emphasising the natural colours inherent to stone.

    A unique method of production, seamless modular layout and innovative design
    The Opus collection is composed of a series of 60cm x 60cm modules, with patterns that can be extended, depending on taste, brief and requirements of the space. The patterns display both continuous and stand-alone geometric shapes; dispersed graphic, chequered patterns interplay with the effects of the luminous grids and gradients within the designs.

    Whilst having a decidedly contemporary aesthetic, classical skills are employed for material selection using the company’s unrivalled knowledge of colour combination and marble properties – each stone is hand-selected for their individual colour and grain. This combination of traditional skills coupled with innovation in production, using precise industrial and serial inlay work creates a continuity of texture for the ready-to-use pieces that can be laid as easily as a stone tile and ultimately reducing waste.

    The ready-to-use modules of the Opus collection allow for extremely short lead times from brief to installation. Each component from texture, colour and pattern can be personally chosen from the carefully considered collection of patterns and colours to create a unique design ensuring a bespoke stone covering that can be installed with ease. Each module is delivered in finished form and is incredibly easy to fit to both horizontal and vertical surfaces of any dimension.

    Daniel Fountain / 02.04.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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