Hotel Bennett Ceramiche Caesar, Piastrelle, lastre e soluzioni tecniche in gres porcellanato

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Hotel Bennett

Hotel Bennett is considered one of the newest and most outstanding luxury hotels in South Carolina, defined by a style that skilfully combines classic European design with the traditional features of its host city, Charleston. Here, sophisticated architecture defines the scenery which paints a picture in familiar hues featuring amazing parks, Colonial residences and the typical charm of waterways, which distinguish this city located at an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean.
Charleston therefore plays host to an enveloping and welcoming atmosphere that ensures visitors feel pampered, just as they do at Hotel Bennett.

The result of the refurbishment of the former Charleston County Library, this luxury hotel overlooks Charleston’s historic city centre, between King Street – the main street and culture gateway - and the corner of the historic Marion Square, and it spans a surface area of 175,000 square feet (more than 16,000 m2), boasting 179 accommodation solutions, amid rooms and suites. Construction of the hotel was entrusted to the architects of Design Continuum, who were in charge of design and style, including the areas dedicated to relaxation, such as the spa, the gym and the swimming pool on the terrace.

The latter setting involved the participation of Caesar and its proven workmanship in the skilful combination of functionality, technology and styling for the production of porcelain tiles.
In fact, Ceramiche Caesar was called upon to provide its own interpretation of the terrace and pool, in keeping with the refined canons of the entire complex.

The choice of range fell on Absolute, the series dedicated to those who enjoy a natural lifestyle. Selected in the Beola Bianca version, Absolute refers to natural stones and replicates their appearance, combining texture with versatility.

One of the benefits of the collection is the Aextra20 version, a system of monolithic porcelain slabs for outdoor use, which are perfectly squared and ground, measuring 20 mm in thickness with an antislip surface finish. Thanks to the excellent resistance of Caesar porcelain tiles for outdoor use, and the choice of four different installation methods, Aextra20 is the ideal solution for all types of outdoor flooring. Absolute can also boast another asset: its ability to combine styling with functionality is also expressed in the availability of matching trim tiles for the swimming pool picked from the Aquae Wellness Project by Caesar.

Aquae Wellness Project offers you the chance to design an organic and coordinated project to achieve a harmonious and natural look in settings dedicated to relaxation, such as swimming pools and well-being: owing to the extensive range of trim pieces and technological solutions available in 6 different textured inspirations and two thickness versions, every environment distinguished by the presence of water or slippery conditions will find the perfect solution to ensure freedom of expression and outstanding performance in the Caesar range.

This set of beneficial features has enabled Absolute best to represent the architectural and stylistic requirements of the terrace area of Hotel Bennett, guaranteeing a charming and original look outdoors, too.


Thanks to this project, Ceramiche Caesar received an Honourable Mention in the Commercial category for its products. This acknowledgement was bestowed by Confindustria Ceramica (Confederation of Italian Ceramic Industries) and by the Italian Trade Agency as part of the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition 2020, aimed at rewarding the best Italian ceramic solutions used in innovation projects.

From our magazine

Cover VDF
12 June 2020

From real to virtual: Caesar plays the starring role at the Virtual Design Product Fair

Ceramiche Caesar has taken its latest new porcelain tile collections to the Virtual Design Product Fair, the digital platform which belongs to the first on-line design festival in the world, the VDF_Virtual Design Festival.

 

Produced by Dezeen – a well-known British magazine - and active between 15th April and 30th June 2020, the innovative format of the Design Festival features a schedule packed with interviews with famous names from the worlds of architecture and films, along with innovative product launches, live streaming and partnerships aimed at giving a new lease of life and renewed stamina to companies in the architecture and furniture industry.

 

Caesar took part in the initiative to demonstrate its futuristic approach to the market, which is capable of accommodating the difficulties and the major upheavals caused by the world-wide medical emergency with an extremely contemporary vision and designed to create synergy between real and virtual, also in the presentation of its new products.

 

So in a virtual context - such as the Virtual Design Product Fair – Caesar offers all the concreteness, hard work and passion of its team, presenting four porcelain tile series with a clear material inspiration.

 

Meet, Shapes of Italy,Enchant and Stoneways are in fact solutions that clad commercial and residential settings with originality, always guaranteeing the best performance levels in terms of styling and functionality. Caesar offers a double matrix – made in Italy for Meet and Shapes of Italy, made in USA and aimed at the US market for Enchant and Stoneways – as well as a double inspiration, linked to wood (Enchant and Meet) and to stone (Stoneways and Shapes of Italy).

 

The porcelain tile slabs in the made in Italy Meet collection constitute a charming encounter between the natural accent of wood and the flavour of a slightly worn material. From a stylistic perspective, the Meet collection has an extremely versatile soul, which lends itself to a host of interesting combinations with other Caesar products. The two different thicknesses (9 mm and 20 mm of Aextra20) and the broad range of decorations render Meet a modern solution, capable of combining the more natural aspects of the material with an impeccable stylistic design, for both indoor and outdoor settings.

 

The Italian production plant also gives rise to Shapes of Italy, a porcelain tile project consisting of 7 different stones that span the immense Italian cultural heritage, through a journey made up of elegance, historic wealth and beauty. The wide range of sizes (12), thicknesses (6-9-20 mm), surfaces (4 finishes) and decorations defines Shapes of Italy as an ally for architects and designers who wish to put together floor tiles, wall tiles and outdoor spaces with creativity and consistency.

Enchant is the collection by Ceramiche Caesar USA designed to bring to mind wood in its most intimate essence and replicate “the feeling of a walk through nature”. Indeed, its inspiration stems from the warm appearance of aged and painted wood, and the collection is available in three colours and two sizes to furnish the floors and walls of commercial and residential projects.

 

Also made in USA is the Stoneways series available in 4 different colours, the same number of stone material inspirations: travertine, Nordic stone, quartzite and sandstone define the neutral hues, embellished with vein patterns to make the style of the settings even more intense.

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Nuova domesticita
28 April 2020

A new domesticity for a new world: including Caesar

We will wake up to a different world. Once the Covid emergency has passed and the risks have attenuated, we will not quickly go back to the way things were before: a new normality will accompany us for the first few months, until the eagerly-awaited vaccine is developed, and perhaps longer still, because some of our new behaviour will be acquired long-term. We will realise that some changes, which we made due to the emergency situation, have improved our lives, or have made our use of natural resources - along with our role in the eco-system - more sustainable.

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