A very particular journey to discover new designs
Coem’s collections are the key features of special surroundings
A strong link with nature and material effects: this is the philosophy that characterises all of Coem’s collections of tiles in porcelain stoneware which, in the different product lines, are always able to interact with their surroundings, distinguished by very particular processes that lend a strong personality to the projects in which they are used. This month we are taking you on a journey around the world, while waiting to be able to travel for real, because we want to show you a number of projects, very different from each other, but which share the simple and concrete elegance that characterizes Coem’s finishings for floors.
Wellness in Holland in the middle of nature
If it is nature that you love, you will inevitably be attracted to the idea of spending a holiday in the Netherlands at Hotel Van der Valk De Cantharel: a splendid structure that houses an elegant wellness centre complete with the most exclusive facilities; a unique hotel in the middle of one of the largest areas of woodland in the Netherlands. The wellness garden of the Van der Valk Hotel Apeldoorn De Cantharel is a veritable green oasis, with an outdoor swimming pool and a wellness spa area with a covered swimming pool. Coem’s collection in LOIRE stone-effect stoneware, in Moka colour, enhances the interior area which is entirely floored with these tiles, contributing to creating a relaxing and hospitable atmosphere. If this is not enough to convince you to go there, you should know that besides the swimming pool, sauna and Turkish bath, there is also a glowing fireplace for colder days. We’re going to book right away!
A contemporary style for a really unique building
Coem’s collections speak an elegant and modern language thanks to their simple and perfect finishings. Stoneware slabs that best represent not only Made in Italy but also technological progress. An example? The redevelopment of Oliphant, an office building in South-East Amsterdam, with an extremely modern design. The project involves the transformation of a series of offices closed in the 1990s into a transparent and “urbanised” building adapted to modern working methods, extremely intertwined with the private lives of those who work there. The result is an iconic tower where people can meet, combine their forces and exchange ideas. All the high-traffic surfaces are covered in CARDOSO Grigio Chiaro, a Coem stone-effect stoneware that matches well the character of the building. Modernity and technology as distinctive characteristics of Coem’s collections.
In the Orient, among decorations and simplicity
Who has never dreamed of a trip to Thailand? A far-off land where the search for beauty and aesthetics is an integral part of the local culture. It was an honour for Coem to participate in an important and extremely interesting project such as the development of the walls of the Stock Exchange building, a structure situated in Bangkok, Thailand’s economic centre. The leading banks and financial institutions of the country have their offices there. The offices of the Stock Exchange of Thailand – also referred to as SET – are in an impressive skyscraper in the centre of the city. The ground floor is dominated by the bright view towards the outside through an immense window overlooking the green of the nearby flower beds. The coverings of the other walls in Greige SOAP STONE stone-effect stoneware bring out the grandeur of the hall. This collection perfectly matches the elegant aesthetics of this wonderful country, a design that really enchants and combines the Orient with the West.
A romantic design on the edge of a lake in England
A private project that speaks of love for, and attention to, nature around us. A romantic vision of life led the owner of a villa overlooking the lake in Maidenhead, a small town outside of London, to build a covered veranda for the terrace, from which a slightly sloping stairway leads to a solarium in stoneware directly on the edge of the lake. The collection chosen was Coem REVERSO, a stone-effect stoneware in 60×120 cm and 60.4×90.6 cm formats and 2 cm thickness. This collection is perfect in a context in which the boundaries between indoor and outdoor are blurred, making the living spaces an integral part of the external environment, in a perfect marriage between man and nature.
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