Glitch by Benoy | Piemme
Glitch is a range of porcelain stoneware tiles developed by Piemme in partnership with one of the biggest international design studios: Benoy. Individuality and imperfection are ever-more desirable in the modern world of mass production, in which everything is type approved and homogenised. Beauty is increasingly sought out in imperfections: the knots in wood, the veining in marble, scratches in leather. Glitch brings out and highlights the heterogeneous nature of concrete, and all those little imperfections characteristic of this surface, such as cracks, patinas, scratches and weathering, all harmonised and reinterpreted as ceramic tiles. The decorative range borrows from the imperfections present in the digital world – hence the name “Glitch” – and melds them with the tones of concrete both on flat and three-dimensional bases. The result is a contemporary aesthetic which can be applied equally to residential environments and to commercial locations.
BENOY – designer
Founded in 1947, Benoy is today a global design specialist player operating in 55 countries.
Born as a small architectural firm in the rural areas of Nottinghamshire, in the last 70 years it has grown rapidly specializing in masterplanning, architecture and interiors, but always remaining faithful to its corporate roots and family mentality.
Newark, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong have gradually been added to the London office.
Among the most well-known projects in the portfolio are Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, Bluwater in London and the Bullring shopping center in Birmingham but also Westfield London UK, the Elements Mall in Hong Kong or the ION in Singapore.
Committed to providing world-class architectural solutions for the building sector, Benoy balances a creative vision with commercial profitability, collaborates with its customers to create iconic projects that enrich people’s lives, strengthen communities, improve nature and offer value lasting economic with an ever attentive look at social, economic and environmental sustainability.
His philosophy is that “creativity and feasibility are not mutually exclusive”.
In 2019 Ceramiche Piemme activated an important collaboration with Benoy for the design of its products: a partnership with a major international player which, together with the opening of the London studio Piemme 40, highlights the international character of the company, which has always witnessed the Made in Italy quality in the ceramic sector.