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Marazzi, collection Grand Carpet

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hat does traditional stoneware have to do with Persian carpets? Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel have successfully demonstrated this to us. With a unique pixelated-puzzle (spotted at Cersaie 2017), Antonio and Patricia have combined porcelain stoneware with ancient Oriental decorations.


  • What is it? Grand Carpet by Marazzi is a tile series in porcelain stoneware in a pixelated pattern.
  • What is special about it? Grand Carpet is a fresh new take on the decorative patterns traditionally used for Persian carpets; this game of light and shadows turns porcelain stoneware into a sophisticated surface. A touch of drama is guaranteed.
  • How is it made? Gran Carpet is in 6 mm-thick self-coloured porcelain stoneware, tiles are 120x240 cm in 2 different colour-combinations (Sand and Smoke). Tiles come in a choice of 6 different patterns, which vary in intensity. It’s suitable for walls and flooring and can be used both indoors and out.
  • Who is it by? In 1999, the architects Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel started their own interior architecture practice. They focus on building construction and global design projects, their style is based on clean aesthetics and simple elegance, as well as great attention to detail.
  • We have chosen it because… Pixels and stylized images form a sophisticated Oriental-inspired pattern, while the pixilated-effect adds a contemporary twist. With Grand Carpet by Marazzi you can create an extraordinary feature wall, inspired by a magical Persian tapestry, adapting in to suit the décor of every room.  


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