“I worked with Gabriele Salvatori on a 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 revolutionized 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” -Piero Lissoni-
Designed by Piero Lissoni, Raw represents the ruggedness of hewn wood, translated in stone to create a nuanced play of light and shadow. Raw can be installed both vertically and horizontally.
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.
Available in Bianco Carrara, Crema d'Orcia, Pietra d'Avola and Silk Georgette®.
Good to Know:
Raw tiles come in two configurations:
Packed in crates containing an equal mix of three different lengths which we call strips.
Packed in crates containing a uniform size of tile.
A note about lighting:
Lighting is a key component which significantly enhances the beauty of Raw. The key to great lighting is that it should “wash” down or across the surface, depending whether the lines run horizontally or vertically. We strongly recommend you consider the placement of lighting when installing Raw.
Ideally we recommend the following:
• When working with adjustable lighting, install the light source no more than 60 cm away from the Raw surface
• If the light is fixed, the light source should be a maximum of 30 cm away.