Galleria Elena for the Unique Wall and Floor Coverings
We visited their showroom last month during our trip across Brera district in Milan. We saw a lot of unique products with this nice southern taste. Hand-painted tiles in variety of colours, old, reclaimed wood and marble that really live in time, as well as modern compact limestone and stones are made by Italian expert craftsmen.
The products are available in different ranges.
Classic Italian hand made “COTTO”, full thickness colored, glazed. the masters artisans of Cotto follow the producing traksthe of an age-old ritual. They create tiles formed and trimmed by hand, dried under the sunlight and then cooked with bundles of wood in furnaces a thousand years aged.
The clay used is very thin. From the mosaic floors of 1cm x 1cm to 1m x 1m tiles. The manual mixing of color allows to obtain any kind of color and multiple sizes. Special or “on demand” shapes can be made . Classic Italian “Tailormade” product.
The endless number of patterns of "Neapolitan riggiole" of the nineteeth century meets modern designs, from Gio Ponti to Oscar Niemeyer.
Patterns revisited in a modern interpretation variables in the colors and substrates such as cotto pressed, porcelain tile and laminate.
The use of old materials such as Medieval or Renaissance majolica scrapes, glass, pottery, old marbles, stones and wood. Totally handmade.
Solid, plated, old recovery woods.
Deep marbles, classically veined, meet modern compact limestone and stones.