Porcelain tile becomes Sapienstone

Alessandra Bergamini


  • By the spectacular installation
  •  The entire collection of technical porcelain kitchen tops was the star of Dress Your Kitchen installation in Bologna
  • The new Sapienstone showroom in Castellarano, the company headquarters
  • Uni Ice's ultra-white hue adds a touch of simplicity and light to the kitchen countertop. Available in natural and polished finishes
  •  Malm grey is inspired by calmer metals, creating an original atmosphere for the kitchen. Available with two finishes: natural and pre-polished
  •  Calacatta is a pure white marble with a hue that feels slightly warmer but no less trendy. Available in natural and polished finishes
  • Basalt Cream is inspired by volcanic rock, in a delicate hue which gives the kitchen a feeling of open space and calm
  •  Blanco Lasa is a highly trendy marble with delicate veins that go perfectly with kitchen furnishings in any colour. Blanco Perla is available in both natural and polished finishes

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9 NOV 2016
Iris Ceramica Groupís new brand focuses on the kitchen with an innovative, high-performance collection

Iris Ceramica Group is launching Sapienstone, the holding company’s new brand, with a dedicated showroom in Castellarano, the company headquarters, and an installation at the recent Bologna Design Week. Following the SmartSlab Table prototype, presented in Milan at the last FuoriSalone and created in collaboration with the Kram/Weisshaar firm, the entire collection of technical porcelain kitchen tops was the star of Dress Your Kitchen in Bologna, an installation with light effects and video projections set up in the monumental complex of the Ex Ospedale degli Innocenti.

Thanks to the collaboration with Spanish company TBP Top Porzelanik Barcelona®, a manufacturer of TPB tech® tops, Sapienstone's porcelain tile has evolved to become intelligent and technological: induction cooking is carried out directly on the surface by means of the latest-generation inductors and touch controls inserted on the top.

Providing a work surface and cooking area at the same time, light large slabs (320 x 150 cm), with a thickness of 12 or 20 mm, combine high technical performance with sophisticated aesthetic qualities. The tops are non-absorbent, recyclable and resistant to high temperatures, impact, scratches, abrasions, acid products and corrosive agents. They are easy to apply and maintain and are also suitable for outdoor use.
The ten textures presented are Basalt Black, Basalt Cream, Urban Antracite, Urban Argento, Uni Ice, Malm Black, Malm Grey, Bianco Lasa, Calacatta Statuario and Calacatta. Featuring a natural, gloss and semi-gloss finish, they reinterpret fine marble, cement and natural stone. The full-body colors are designed to reproduce the surface veins in the body of the tiles, ensuring a realistic effect and preserving the product's aesthetic over time.