Neolith, a brand of Sintered Stone, announces four new colours for its 2019 catalogue: New York – New York, Mar Del Plata, Mont Blanc and Sofia Cuprum.
These new introductions were chosen following rigorous market research. Throughout September, the company registered feedback at a series of special Neolith events, held in tandem with some of Europe’s design trade shows. Visitors were invited to choose their favourites from eight prototype designs with the top four choices subsequently selected for next year’s collection.
These slabs have been created using a new production process which will reportedly deliver the same high-quality colours Neolith is known by, in a more ecologically friendly way, Hydro Neolith Digital Design 2.0 (HYDRO-NDD 2.0) using the latest pigments existing in the industry.
The new colours are complemented by an expanded range of Neolith products including four new additions to both the 3mm and 20mm ranges.
New York – New York
This surface is influenced by the New York city’s “infectious energy, its iconic avenues and majestic skyscrapers”, and responding to a revival of interest in using concrete for interior applications, particularly worktops.
With distinctive grey tones it is said to offer an urban style suitable for all surfacing applications. Incorporating a full body edge, it blends matte and shine particles to create a pleasing visual effect.
New York – New York is offered in silk finish in 3mm, 6mm, 12mm and 20mm thicknesses and available in 3,200mm x 1,600mm and 3,200 x 1,500mm formats.
Neolith New York – New York is ideal for worktop (12mm & 20mm), flooring and cladding applications (3mm & 6mm).
Mar Del Plata
Inspired by the exotic dark pearl granite, a Brazilian stone from TheSize’s Granith collection, this rippled slab incorporates wavy white quartz stripes on a grey backdrop.
The whiter and lighter grey striations are produced with a special technique which gives texture to the veining. Flecks of shine particle throughout the stone also create a “nacre effect” which mirrors the quartz veins found in the original granite.
Mar Del Plata is offered in a special slate finish in 6mm and 12mm thicknesses and available in 3,200mm x 1,600mm and 3,200 x 1,500mm formats.
Neolith Mar Del Plata is ideal for worktop (12mm), flooring and cladding applications (6mm).
The “pristine slopes of the French-Swiss Alps and the alpine glamour of one of the world’s most prestigious ski resorts, Chamonix”, are said to be the inspiration behind Mont Blanc.
A homage to white quartzite, one of the most popular stone patterns currently on the market, its enrapturing neutral tone combines a creamy white background with subtle veining in deep black and ochre hues.
Using a special technique, Neolith was able to create an inward relief exactly where the veins are, delivering an original texture.
Mont Blanc is offered in a Silk finish in 6mm and 12mm thicknesses and available in 3,200mm x 1,600mm and 3,200 x 1,500mm formats.
Neolith Mont Blanc is ideal for worktop (12mm), flooring and cladding applications (6mm).
Sofia Cuprum, a dark and sober surface represents the evolution of Neolith’s Steel Collection. The metal on which this surface is based was first realised in the early 2000’s when renowned French architect Jean Nouvel was designing a new building, commissioned for the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid.
His concept used a wide variety of colours, patterns and textures, particularly metallic slabs treated to create surface effects including different hues, mottling and varied degrees of patination.
The semi-polished finish on these stones creates an irregular, burnished effect which gives the surface a more worn-in touch and feel.
Sofia Cuprum is offered in shine silk finish in 6mm, 12mm and 20mm thicknesses and available in 3,200mm x 1,600mm and 3,200 x 1,500mm formats.
Neolith Sofia Cuprum is ideal for worktop (12mm & 20mm), flooring and cladding applications (6mm).
That’s not all
The thick of it: Increased 3mm and 20mm range
The growing demand in 2018 for both 3mm and 20mm thicknesses has encouraged Neolith to increase these ranges.
Four patterns have been added in 20mm to the 2019 catalogue: pietra di piombo silk, estatuario 01 polished, calacatta polished and basalt grey satin. Aspen grey silk, concrete taupe silk, blanco carrara 02 silk and calatorao silk are now available in 3mm.
This brings 20mm collection to 24, offering a greater degree of variety and creativity to designers when using Neolith within the kitchen or bathroom environment.
Making a splash: HYDRO-NDD 2.0
Over the last couple of years, Neolith has observed a growing environmental awareness amongst designers regarding the materials specified for both residential and commercial spaces. This lead to the development of HYDRO-NDD 2.0.
HYDRO-NDD 2.0 is a water-based decoration technique which is said to greatly reduce the contaminating emissions sent into the environment from traditional printing methods. The new technology will deliver the same high-quality colour and textural definition expected from Neolith’s surfaces with reduced pollutant output.