To complement our existing selection of plain and textured work surfaces, we have now launched our new Trend Trascenda patterned range, with integrated designs inspired by the world’s finest natural marble, vivid childhood memories and weathered materials at our 19th century Orsoni mosaic workshop.
Created using cutting-edge dye sublimation techniques, the distinctive designs are embedded into the surface of our slimline granite, quartz, porcelain and recycled glass work surfaces, so that permanent images are transferred onto the face. The host material retains all of its renowned technical properties, so these beautiful surfaces are non-porous, low maintenance and resistant to heat, impact, scratch, stains and chemical cleaners. The Trend Trascenda collection is available to special order from our showrooms, with the added bonus of a full installation service.
Produced on a newly-installed $½ million press at our Sebring manufacturing plant, the dye sublimation process has ample scope for new design collections to augment the initial launch collection. The current Trascenda range comprises three distinctive design collections, each with theme-linked patterns that have been ‘tattooed’ onto Polar Ice, Pietra Serena or Ivory work surfaces, their neutral tones providing a subtle backdrop for the subdued patterns:
Classic & Remastered – four naturalistic patterns based on the most precious varieties of marble quarried in Italy, among the most luxurious in the world, like classic Carrara with its greyish-white ground and feathery veining or Calacatta with more dramatic veins and golden undertones.
Elements Of Light – eight colourways inspired by patterns of light and weathered materials at our historic Orsoni furnace, including Imperial Blue that reflects molten enamel colours, Rusty evoking rusted work tools and Weathered taken from time-worn wooden barrels.
Memories – six designs reflecting treasured memories that capture Italian family life, including Kiss The Chef evoking handwritten cookery notes, Bottles and Pots & Pans graphically depicting regular kitchen items and Numbers with its blocked numerals.
Across these collections, the subtle colours and patterns are in keeping with the current mood for neutral shades, combined with distinctive designs not previously seen on this type of composite material. With its naturalistic patterns, Trascenda offers a highly practical alternative to classic marble finishes, with no worries about sealing, scratching and staining. For kitchen makeovers, it enables statement splashbacks and elegantly contrasting island units, against regular plain and textured work surfaces; whilst in the bathroom, it affords elements of light, shadows and rich enamels for stunning, water-resistant, grout-free surfaces.
The studio-designed patterns are offered on our characteristic quarter-inch thick slab and in a range of seven square and rectangular tiles for walls and flooring. Typical applications include worktops and splashbacks, bathroom panels, flooring and wall liners. Waterproof and mould-resistant, Trascenda sublimated panels are also perfect for lining out showers and wet rooms, providing elegant, seamless alternatives to tiles.
The use of water-based dyes and recyclable raw materials further ensures Trascenda has minimal impact on the environment, especially as the slimline material can be installed over existing tiles and other surfaces, with no ripping out or wastage for landfill.