Fameed Khalique has been short listed for the Wallcovering* award of the International Product Design Awards 2013 with a collection called Drappi di Pietra from Lithos Design.
Fameed Khalique launches the Drappi di Pietra collection from pioneering Italian stone design company, Lithos Design in the UK. Vibrant expressions of design, lights and shadows, multiform and aerodynamic dimensions: with the Drappi di Pietra collection, stone cladding’s take on unprecedented styling accuracy and technical proportions with a delicacy of lines, three-dimensional effects and a novel lightness.
An innovative design approach for five models, each featuring a carefully coined name taken from the world of fabrics due to their consistency with the characteristics of lightness and sinuosity of fabrics. The perfect folds created by the sophisticated processing and the painstaking study of the reflective properties of stone give these modular cladding’s an original aura of gauzy lightness.
Drappi di Pietra is a pioneering design project as it makes it possible to create shapes similar to the natural undulations of fabrics from a block of marble, while minimising processing waste. The machine reads and translates the drapery, each cut producing the negative of a piece and the positive of the next: the result is a surprising cladding, a sequence of folds, waves and ripples with a great styling lightness and fluidity.
A special, in-depth study was dedicated to the application system too, to make it as simple as possible despite the ingenious composition of these cladding models; in addition, this method also enhances their already excellent thermal insulation properties.
The excellence of the Drappi di Pietra project is the new climax of a production story that enhances the expressive abilities of stone materials re-interpreted by Lithos Design, which reformulates their styling and formal appeal with a touch of the contemporary, with unrivaled sensitivity and skill.
The collection uses an innovative and eco-friendly technique to portray the texture and strong three-dimensional quality of fabric drapery in stone.
The organic solidity of stone opens up an unprecedented aesthetic of delicate silhouettes, light and shade and streamline dimensions.
(*The Wallcovering category is now closed)