TERZADIMENSIONE’s Outdoor Ceramics. A Mediterranean Voyage

by | Sep 23, 2022 | Architecture, Product design

Imola, Italy

TERZADIMENSIONE

From the dunes of North Africa to the traditional lace handicrafts of Southern Italy: five evocative lines of porcelain stoneware create new landscapes of color, light, and design.

Imola, Italy, 2022-09-07  

TERZADIMENSIONE, an Italian company specializing in large ceramic slabs, has unveiled a kaleidoscopic system of decorative “rugs,” walkways, tables, and lamps aimed at reinventing the experience of outdoor spaces.


A brightly colored “rug” made of porcelain tile catches the eye by the pool, among the trees, or on the balcony. Unique walkways made of the same versatile material wind through the greenery, and modular lighting elements arranged around decorated tables, complete the collection.

Five different patterns invite us on a journey across the Mediterranean, exploring a full range of modular and mutually integrable furniture elements that lend themselves to countless original combinations – always consistent and coordinated in style. 

“These decorative series are the result of our collaboration with four design studios, as well as the creativity of our in-house workshop. Starting with large porcelain slabs, we created this new furniture system by working on the expressive and functional potential of ceramics as a bold statement of outdoor color and decor,” explains Alfredo Brusa, CEO of TERZADIMENSIONE.

The wind-carved waves in the desert sands of North Africa are the inspiration for the Dunes line, designed by OPERAVISUAL. Thin, irregular golden lines undulate gently on a bright white stone background.

Pas Japonais, Dunes decor by OPERAVISUAL
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Pas Japonais, Dunes decor by OPERAVISUAL
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Pier Luca Freschi’s design, Wave, on the other hand, evokes the sound waves of electronic music on the long starry nights of the Balearic Islands. Sinuous movements in white stand out against a backdrop of elegant black Belgian stone.

Wave decor by Pier Luca Freschi
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A touch of ancient Greece comes through with Dionysos, from the design workshop LATOxLATO. The name recalls Dionysus, god of earthly pleasures, wine, and banquets. That vitality can be felt in the dynamic red-on-white geometries of this collection. 

Rug’ Stone Decor, Dionysos by LATOxLATO
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The two latest additions to the collections emerge from TERZADIMENSIONE’s product research and development laboratory, created with a special engraving and glazing technique that gives the artifact a charming bas-relief effect that is rich in tactile and visual appeal. Doily echoes the delicate textures of southern Italian crochet and lace, while Foliage is inspired by the carpets of leaves seen in the Mediterranean autumn of Provence.

Doily Blue decor
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Doily Purple decor
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For both patterns, TERZADIMENSIONE offers a bold palette ranging from turquoise and midnight blue, to yellow, red, and purple. All shades are precisely matched to those in the RAL color system in order to facilitate the work of architects and designers. TERZADIMENSIONE provides a discreet complementary detail, attesting to the originality of each piece.

Foliage Red decor
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Foliage Green decor
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The elements of the collection are designed to create a modular system that offers countless possible solutions and combinations. The unifying theme is the geometry of the circle.

The modules can be laid directly on grass, gravel, soil, or screed. Some can be replaced by elements that incorporate an outdoor lamp, which can be used as a walkway marker or as an actual light fixture.

In addition to their decorated versions, all of the elements are available in the five base colors inspired by natural stone, extending the collection’s compositional possibilities into less elaborate designs.

Two-dimensional slabs for three-dimensional looks.

Tables and coffee tables

Taking advantage of the versatility of ceramics, here the 122cm round readily transforms into the top of a convivial table as a centerpiece for lunches, dinners, and outdoor gatherings. With two heights (75cm and 80 cm), multiple tables can be placed side by side and can partially overlap, recalling the many possible arrangements of the ceramic rugs. Harmony exudes from the collection’s attention to detail. The edge, sandblasted and enameled top, and metal supports pick up the nuances of the decor. Matching coffee tables, with round tops of 60cm and 80cm, and heights of 50cm and 55cm, complete the line.

Cross table, Doily Blue decor
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Cross table, Dionysos decor
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Pas Japonais

With this collection, TERZADIMENSIONE offers a contemporary interpretation of the walkways that mark Japan’s fascinating Zen gardens. 5 modules are carved from a single 20mm-thick porcelain stoneware slab: one large piece, 122cm in diameter, and four smaller ones with a diameters of 61cm. The round and crescent-shaped elements can be freely arranged, exploring the possibilities for ever-changing compositions and patterns that expand organically, like beautiful rhizomes.

As an alternative, the brand offers an 18-element composition called Rug’ Stone Decor, with a fixed size of 3×5 meters.

Modular system consisting of Pas Japonais elements, table and lamp, Foliage decor
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Cross table, Foliage Red decor
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From private gardens and terraces to parks, from hôtellerie to public spaces, the TERZADIMENSIONE outdoor furniture system uniquely lends itself to creating contemporary and vibrant settings. It is a truly innovative approach to enhancing open spaces with the natural beauty of porcelain. 

About TERZADIMENSIONE

TERZADIMENSIONE is an Italian company that uses ceramic wall tiles for indoor and outdoor settings, combining the knowledge of leading craftsmanship with state-of-the-art industrial techniques. The company’s mission is to expand the use of ceramic slabs, transforming them into three-dimensional furnishing accessories. Hence the name TERZADIMENSIONE, or “third dimension”, with the company entrusting the design of its innovative collections to carefully selected third-party designers.

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