APE Grupo Celebrates Ceramic Imperfection with ‘A Piedi’

APE Grupo Celebrates Ceramic Imperfection with 'A Piedi'
The A Piedi collection and its lattice Occhiata expertly blend craftsmanship with ceramic technology, achieving a delicate balance.

A new ceramic collection by APE Grupo, A Peidi, was visualized and introduced during the recently held Cevisama event in Valencia, Spain. “A Piedi is a collection that expresses the sincerity of fired clay taken to its highest point. Technology and the authenticity of ceramics come together to craft a warm and delicate product, boasting high performance, and connecting us with our essence and the purity of the material. Thanks to cutting-edge manufacturing processes, terracotta undergoes a metamorphosis into a full-bodied porcelain teeming with expressive nuances in large-scale pieces, each measuring 1×1 square meter,” APE Group notes.

Doppioni perceives this new creation as “a homage to our ancestral link with the earth and a reminder that, despite technological progress, that bond remains fundamental.” The selected colors symbolize elements of nature: green for vegetation; white for light; black for the cosmos; cotto for earth.

Alongside the A Piedi collection is Occhiata, a modular system of three-dimensional ceramic pieces that stack together to create a lattice of extruded stoneware or brise soleil, enabling the formation of patterns with exceptional beauty and harmony.

Occhiata also introduces an artistic flair with its hand-painted finish, subtly coordinated with the hues of A Piedi. Comprising two distinct and combinable pieces, it facilitates the creation of intermediary spaces, subtle variations, intimacy, and shadows.

Doppioni says of this new collection that, “The challenge lies in finding a balance between artisanal skill and industrial precision. Technology offers us unmatched efficiency, but human intervention is essential to infuse that artistic and emotional nuance that no algorithm can replicate.”

With this new collaboration, APE Grupo emphasized its dedication to designer collections and contemporary high-end design as a distinguishing factor. “A Piedi by Doppioni joins a line-up of collections crafted by professionals in architecture and interior design. This is the case of Spanish interior designer Erico Navazo’s ‘Material Essence’, Italian architect Luigi Romanelli’s ‘Work’, ‘Argillae’ or ‘AMA’, and American designer Sylvie Atanasio’s ‘Fado’.”

For more information, please visit APE Grupo’s website.

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