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Interior Design: how to mix modern and traditional

 

The latest trends in interior design see traditional elements combined with modern and contemporary features.
So, if you want an original and personal style, the key is to mix styles, but with good taste and balance.

 

BWild Collection 

 

The BWild collection by Mirage was inspired by the concept of mixing modern and traditional styles, with a flavor of distant lands. It features several wood-effect options – burnt, oxidized and hand-drawn brushstrokes – combined to create extremely natural shifts of color.

BWild marks a return to the natural look with a contemporary twist for a highly sophisticated style.

 

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Na.Me Select | raw materials and smooth colors

 

For both residential and commercial spaces, designers and architects often choose to mix modern and vintage-style furnishings, such as an armchair, a light point, or wall decoration.

Na.me Select by Mirage is a good solution to achieve this mix of designs and styles.
The collection is the result of research into the stones most widely used in modern architecture: each slab tells its own story and features refined patterns, smooth colors and crafted details.

The collection offers a distinctive take on natural references, thanks to the unique quality of selected natural raw materials and cutting-edge techniques that allow to create something that goes beyond the simple interpretation of stone, and to produce monolithic porcelain slabs with refined patterns and a unique appearance.

 

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Transition Collection | Graphic features

 

Another way to add a personal touch to a setting is through the choice of graphics, and this is where the Transition collection by Mirage comes in. This collection reflects Italian-made craftsmanship: an ancient skill, known and handed down through time, yet infused with the technology of industrial production.

 

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Noon collection: welcome to comfort

 

One of the latest trends in design is the raw, unfinished style, which finds expression in architecture through the celebration of the imperfect.
A trend whose strength lies in details, and that has the power to make people feel at home, creating a cozy atmosphere. 

The collection by Mirage that best express this concept is Noon.
Not shabby, nor rustic, nor vintage: “raw-design style” marks a return to the origins, a celebration of the imperfect, the unfinished.
The NooN collection offers a faithful interpretation of the grains, gnarls and variety of patterns typical of unfinished wood planks.

 

 

The collection is the result of a skillful mix of references: oxidized boards faded by the sun, as well as traces of shells, crusts or bark, making each individual board unequivocally different from the others in terms of color and design, offering a fresh viewpoint that is nonetheless able to preserve all those spontaneous variants that can be found in nature.

 

 

Each board has a story to tell, with its own pattern and its own distinctive shade of color: an inspiration characterized by a sensitivity that becomes evident once again in the signs of ageing and evocative nuances, for a beauty waiting to be rediscovered in the most imperceptible details. Mirage accompanies the warm, aged atmosphere of the natural surface with a polished surface that combines raw graphics with an elegant finish, able to create original, stylish living spaces.

 

 

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How is a collection created? Wooow Collection

 

When we approach interior design, for example if we have to choose the floor for a specific setting, we find there are some trends and threads that underlie every collection. But how does the concept of a collection spring to life?

Behind the scenes of every tile, there is an entire world of meanings, which are interesting to discover in order make the best choice for what we have on mind.

For example: you know you would like to give a comfortable, cozy atmosphere to your bedroom, but you have no idea of how to express this on the floors and walls. You will probably find the perfect inspiration for your project by exploring the moodboard that brought the collection to life.
Let’s take the Wooow collection by Mirage as an example.

 

 

 

These are the suggestions at the base of the collection: soft wool touch, yarn look, natural colors like cotton and biscuit.
If you feel close to these inspirations, Wooow is probably the collection you were looking for.

 

 

The Wooow collection is an authentic blend of natural fibers reproduced in porcelain tiles: a mix of rugs and carpets, for an elegant textile allure. Inspired by the typical patterns of yarn, the collection features a color movement that alternates between emptiness and fullness, recreating a fabric effect on floors and walls with a soft, natural appearance.

The four colors of the collection – Cotton, Linum, Biscuit and Silver – come in gorgeous shades and nuances to create a uniquely beautiful intertwining effect. Each fiber has a color that blends smoothly with the others, creating an avant-garde medley of shades with seamless transitions.

 

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Office decoration: the best place to bring ideas to life

 

When it comes to office decoration, making spaces as comfortable as possible is fundamental to make people feel at ease to build projects and to generate and develop ideas. 

With this in mind, more and more people are choosing to give to work settings a smart, green touch, considering the importance of living in harmony with nature even when the office is located in an urban area.
Bwild Collection has been created based on this very concept: a return to a natural look with a contemporary slant for a smoothly sophisticated style. The creative process turns the natural material into a unique product with ethno-chic inspiration, for delightfully engaging visual effects. Take a look at all concepts and natural elements that inspired the collection.

 

 

If your aim is to give to your setting a mix of modern and traditional elements, with a flavor of far-off lands, Bwild collection is perfect for your project: you will find several wood options – burnt, oxidized and hand-drawn brushstrokes – combined to create profoundly natural shifts of color. Perfect even to give a natural touch to a work setting.

 

 

A range of colors that contains all the shades of the season, with each nuance helping to bring definition to sophisticated contemporary settings. Genuine shades, chosen to delight and to enhance living spaces with incomparable beauty.

This wonderful wood effect is created with a porcelain stoneware product, more resistant and compact than wood. A perfect choice for home and office settings.

 

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The importance of large slabs in contemporary design

 

When talking about renovation for residential and commercial projects, the new interior design keyword is oversize tiles.

As seen in the most important trade shows and events, the latest trend in terms of size is how to get bigger and bigger in order to offer more application possibilities characterized by innovation, beauty and maximum design freedom.

 

 

Mirage has embraced this trend and introduced new large-size slabs: the addition of the 160×160 and 160×320 cm sizes has led to new creative and functional possibilities, guaranteed by the impressive variety of application options.

 

 

The primary reason for this choice in home design or commercial space is aesthetical: large-size slabs minimize the perception of space between one slab and the other.
There are so many material inspirations and colors to be combined, and the results are original and surprising each time. Slabs with marble, concrete, stone or metal effects can easily be combined and installed, for unexpected and innovative design solutions.

 

 

Another reason for the choice of large-size slabs lies in its natural ability to effortlessly renew a setting.
The surprisingly small thickness – 6 mm – allows laying new tiles on top of the old ones as a second skin, overcoming the typical problems associated with demolition. In this way, Mirage strengthens its vocation as a design partner with this extraordinary system of surfaces, where every component offers only the best.

Mirage offers an effective and sustainable solution for any product type and application.

 

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Jewels Select, a Choice of Elegance

 

In artistic works, marble stone has always been
synonymous with class and elegance.

Ancient Greeks called it “marmaron“, or shining stone, and Italian artists like Donatello, Bernini and Michelangelo exclusively used this precious stone to express and realize their artistic work. Today marble is the most sophisticated choice but for another kind of creative work: home decor.

 

 

The timeless charm of natural stone, the precision of fine veining effects, the realistic nuances of colour and the intense harmony of the shades: these are the features that characterize JEWELS Select Collection by Mirage, an exclusive collection of precious marbles reproduced in porcelain, for floors and walls.

 

 

Jewels Select is a versatile collection to plan prestigious interiors, combining the functionality of porcelain and timeless beauty.

Six colors ensure excellent aesthetic finish for sophisticated wall and floor coverings, narrating the powerful charm of natural stone and achieving intense harmony in the precision of the thin grain and the realism of the color shades, in order to create unique settings.

 

 

In Jewels Select collection the fine charme of marble meets with the strenght of porcelain stoneware.
Only the purest materials are used, with minerals, kaolin, feldspars and clay making up 99% of each individual tile, while natural colors complete the esthetic effect.

 

 

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Mirage USA, the latest step Italian quality stonetiles

 

Italy has a long tradition in production and research of porcelain stoneware, reason why this country is known as the master in tiles.

Project created using Italian ceramic floor and wall tiles are at heart of an exclusive design result.

 

 

Drakkar Collection

 

Mirage USA is the latest step in the on-going evolution of Mirage Granito Ceramico SpA, one of the Italian milestones in porcelain stoneware, that have been designing new living solutions for 45 years, collaborating with more than 160 countries around the world. A perfect combination of the most sophisticated, exclusive Italian-crafted design and the advantages of manufacturing in the USA.

 

BWild Collection

 

 

The company’s mission is to represent the excellent quality of Italian ceramic production, and its “Made in Italy” label, throughout the world.
Not only offering quality porcelain stoneware as a result of creativity and mastery that have always been identified with Italian style, it also protects and safeguards human resources and the local area. With the implementation of new facilities and corporate resources in the United States, Mirage Granito Ceramico is forging ahead with its process of continual development and renewal, with the aim of offering customers the finest porcelain solutions for their markets, wherever they may be.

Mirage is the ideal choice for design teams and architects as well as retailers and collaborators, which it supports through the delicate stages involved in managing projects and work sites.

 

Creek Collection

 

 

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Weekend mood: an Italian journey

 

When it comes to home decor, the Italian charm is recognized all over the world. But what if you could decorate your home like a journey across Italy?

 

Transition by Mirage defines a new, timeless and contemporary nature of porcelain tiles whose roots lie in Italian culture and tradition. The collection refers to the world of Italian-made craftsmanship: an ancient skill, known and handed down through time, blends with the technology of industrial production.

 

 

The colors are what primarily make this collection a perfect representation of a journey across Italy. 5 color shades representing the itinerary of a perfect and creative journey between one city and another, a journey crossing Italy from North to South: Milan, Turin, Lecce, Matera, Ostuni.

The collection recounts the spirit of each city through colors extrapolated from the city landscape.

 

 

The Transition Collection allows you to experience and live each city of this imaginary Italian journey, even in the textures.
Naturally irregular, each texture is enriched with overlaid colors and shades, re-interpreting them in a contemporary key.

 

 

A choice that will make you feel the emotion of travelling, at home or in a commercial setting.

 

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Porcelain Tiles, a low-maintenance solution for your floor

 

Porcelain stoneware is a high performance solution for floors and coverings not just for its excellent aesthetic qualities, but even because it is a very easy material both to clean and to mantain.

Mirage porcelain stoneware is in fact a compact, resistant material with virtually no porosity – and therefore it absorbs almost no water.
Its technological performance is due to the purest materials that are used, with minerals, kaolin, feldspars and clay making up 99% of each individual tile.
There are many good reasons to depend on Mirage floors and coverings.

 

 

It’s resistant

Porcelain stoneware is resistant to most common acids. This means that on one side in the kitchen – with vinegar, lemon juice, wine and coffee – or in the bathroom – with creams, nail polish and detergents – there are no problems. Surfaces won’t be ruined; they are even resistant to abrasion, more than any natural material.

 

 

It’s easy-mainteinable

Porcelain stoneware is both heat and frost resistant and its colors doesn’t change if exposed to sun, wheather or smog.
These are many technical qualities which guarantee an excellent durability over time.

 

 

It’s easy to assemble

Last but not least, even the installation part is far than difficult to realize.
Even talking about large slabs, the last trend in architectural design.
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The technical and esthetic characteristics of the material provide a wide range of options,
making this product extremely versatile and easy to coordinate.

 

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Large-size slabs for new design opportunities

 

As recently seen in the most important design fairs and events, large-size slabs are not just the latest trend in the interior design world; they also offer a great opportunity for architects and design engineers to add a unique touch of character to any type of project, from commercial to private.

 

 

Large-size slabs join the range of Mirage collections, offering a variety of surfaces that combine high technology with creativity.

The assortment of sizes, thicknesses and finishes guarantees huge increase in its potential for application, with tailor-made solutions for all the technical demands of the building – indoors, outdoors, floors and wall coverings –, coordinated in a single color or mixing different material looks. 9 mm is the ideal thickness for reliable floor coverings even in large sizes, and of course also for wall coverings.

The 120×120 size is safe in all contexts, while the 120×240 size is ideal for continuous wall coverings without swarf.

 

 

Within the evolving contemporary architecture scene, Mirage has now expanded its range of large slabs with the introduction of the 160×160 and 160×320 cm sizes.

Produced in a thickness of 6 mm, the large slabs by Mirage are light and easy to handle, cut and lay, recommended for applications in residential settings, commercial settings with light traffic or not subject to heavy loads or the passage of hard-wheel trolleys.

These are products ready to offer new creative and functional opportunities, guaranteed by the size and the impressive variety of application options.

 

 

And finally, the 20mm slabs, created for outdoor use, with dry, raised or glued laying techniques.

Large size slabs, like all Mirage tiles collections, are eco-friendly products that love and respect the environment.

 

 

Mirage believes that the planning and production of high quality flooring and wall tiles should not be incompatible with safeguarding the environment, and above all, the unconditional respect for everything that surrounds us.

 

 

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