Designed by Piero Lissoni, Raw represents the ruggedness of hewn wood, translated in stone to create a nuanced play of light and shadow.
The process which creates Raw tiles is designed to preserve the natural aesthetic qualities of the stone. As a result of this, the tiles may not be perfectly identical, however this non-uniformity is intrinsic both to the texture and the natural stone itself.
"I worked with Gabriele Salvatori on this surface treatment for marble, to increase and extend the rough cut of pieces of stone. What we got was a series of stones cut like pieces of wood, transforming the precise, mechanical cut into a rough cut, creating an 'engraved' eﬀect on the surface of the marble. We revolutionised the technological element, turning it into a hand- crafted process, and the result was an even surface, which might be (for example) laid tongue and groove, like parquet.”
Available in Bianco Carrara, Crema d'Orcia Select, Pietra d'Avola and Silk Georgette®, Raw can be installed both vertically and horizontally.