Matteo Brioni. Clay for architecture
Matteo Brioni ’s earth is carefully selected and mixed by a process that requires experience in building and an eye for the uniqueness of each territory.
Finally, this process results in healthy products, pure and natural, pleasant to the touch, able to sinuously adapt to any shape.
Earth is the most ancient of building materials. Architecture built with earth corresponds with the history of humanity. Earth as a building material is a compound of clay and natural aggregates, simply left to dry, with no need for fire.
Local earth, mixed with water, has given shape to entire settlements. These clays have a number of different characteristics. Built in adobe, with earth and wood structures, or compressed earth blocks, they are naturally healthy and integrated into the surrounding context.
Earth is a contemporary material: beautiful, hypoallergenic and versatile. Matteo Brioni clay for architecture continues this ancient use of the world’s most simple material. This turns it into a craft to be enjoyed in any space.
The Matteo Brioni colours are obtained from mixing different clays, from different territories. Free from any type of pigment, natural or synthetic in addition, they express the quality of their land of origin and their name evokes the invitation to nature.
With a palette of 14 colours, Matteo Brioni clay for architecture can be easily mixed or used in monochrome. Hence, it enables architects and interior designer to transform any space into an inviting, contemporary and warm natural place.
The textures add tactile and perceptive dimensions to surfaces, through the addition of natural elements. Jute, wheat, hemp and rice add to the texture.
Mica, mother of pearl, and hematite give the earth a light and brilliant reflection. Sodalite, onyx and quartz give the earth a used and worn appearance, simulating the passage of time charged with it’s long history, memories, and warmth.