Introducing Earth, the first tile system designed by Pininfarina
Jan. 8, 2018
“Working with Casalgrande Padana has enabled us to implement all our skills - from industrial design to architecture - while drawing on the expertise in materials we’ve inherited from the car industry. Earth by Pininfarina is a unique collection which combines craftsmanship with the most modern production techniques around, offering versatile and sophisticated solutions for all spaces.” (Andrea Pininfarina, Pininfarina Group president)
Earth is the product of a partnership between Casalgrande Padana and Pininfarina, with the collection’s originality laying in its great versatility, which enables users to combine the ceramic tiles with a series of stunning decorative elements inspired by streamlined cars.
Earth is the first tile collection designed by the legendary car design firm. Synonymous with the world of automobiles since 1893, designing increasingly innovative vehicles over the years, the brand has chosen to honour its legacy by incorporating details belonging to the world of cars into the tiles: metal, high-quality wood, metallic paint, leather and chrome.
The porcelain stoneware tiles in the Earth collection represent the sum of the combined expertise of Casalgrande Padana and Pininfarina, both companies that play leading roles in the Italian industrial design sector. The result is a collection with an original design, where the distinctive feature is the sophisticated texture of the tiles, which generates a powerful multi-sensory effect. The surfaces seem warm and subtle to look at, but their innovative micro-3D structure is only truly appreciated when they are touched.
Extensive development work on the colour palette played a vital role in the overall effect, while the availability of the tiles in various different sizes - combined with the range of colours - opens up a whole raft of possibilities for use in many different areas, including private villas, luxury hotels and boutique stores. The decorative elements, meanwhile, were inspired by the prestigious heritage of Pininfarina in the car industry. Extremely clean, elegant lines are made unique by the use of special finishes and materials, such as car chassis paint, high-quality wood and natural leathers, all of which are treated to ensure their suitability for use as part of covering solutions.
Earth Bianco - Earth Grigio 3 - Earth Grigio4
Earth Brunello Metalred
Earth Blu - Angolare
Earth Tortora 3 Earth Tortora 1
Earth Grigio 4 - Earth Grigio1
Earth Bianco - Earth Tortora 4 - Earth Tortora 2
The system also includes the possibility to customise the tiles themselves with the Pininfarina logo on either the tile or the decoration, based on the specific needs of a particular project or client tastes.
Earth Blu - Angolare
As with all Casalgrande Padana products, Earth by Pininfarina stands out for its eco-compatibility. This tile system is available in the Bios Antibacterial HYDROTECT® version (with certified antibacterial properties) and Bios Self-Cleaning® version, with high self-cleaning and pollution abatement performance.
Earth Tortora 4 - Earth Tortora
Earth by Pininfarina