Let’s turn up the Neues.
Here at Fibonacci Stone we take our inspiration from many things – art, architecture, travel, fashion, history, nature and, of course, Australia’s thriving design scene. It’s our design intent to be responsive to the current market trends, but to also lead the way with more directional offerings, all backed up by Fibonacci Stone’s unparalleled quality in materials and manufacturing, and also importantly, availability.
Recently we’ve taken time to edit our range – we’ve refreshed a few of our classic designs, and added some stunning new ones (and, there’s more to come). Fibonacci Stone, now more than ever, is committed to presenting a constantly evolving, fully curated mix of unique Australian designs.
Neues is where architecture and nature collide to create a distinctly robust, unapologetic homage to the hard-edged beauty of Brutalist forms. Intense but never overpowering, the Neues range plays on light on shade, each with a faint warmth to be found within its base. Fibonacci Stone’s founder and creative director Michael Karakolis, describes the Neues range as having been “developed with the driving intent to create the perfect hard surface stone for main floor areas. We’ve found that it creates an incredibly versatile base palette for lighter or more moody schemes, as the subtle colouring of greys set within a contrasting warm base provide a light appearance overall, but it also provide the best performance characteristics of a darker floor.”
“We’ve designed the Neues range with variations in the aggregate size, from a traditional terrazzo look right down to very refined superfine blend, so the designer may control the impact of the tile in the overall design – and the floor texture can be scaled up or down, according to the project,” says Michael. “They can also be used together – it’s not incredibly noticeable when viewed en masse, but on closer inspection a beautiful new layer of interest will emerge.”
Please take a look below at the five Neues range members. Oh, and in case your German is a little rusty… or you might have had a bit too much fun in between the museum visits in Berlin…it’s pronounced ‘Noyss’ (as in, different, unusual ☺)
Inspired by mid C19th Brutalist forms, Neues Grey is raw in its aesthetic, with large, increasingly rugged chips of marble and rock set within a neutral grey concrete base. Its robust appearance still exhibits a very high-level uniformity and consistency en masse.
Neues Grey – Fine
Inspired by mid C19th Brutalist forms, Neues Grey Fine is a striking terrazzo that at first glance appears to be quite monochromatic.Closer inspection reveals a refined blend of marble and rock within a warm concrete base that presents a high level of uniformity and consistency.
Intense, splintered shards form a complex, uncompromising and unconventional terrazzo, inspired by the hard edges and shadows of Brutalist architecture.Gunmetal to mid-strength greys are peppered with occasional amber and olive rock chips, tempering its appearance with a faint warmth.
An homage to natural landscapes of muted greens, browns, rusts and greys, Khaki Jam, in its versatility, has the ability to mimic the act of camouflage. Brilliant for blending into a subtle room scheme, it can also appear with strength as a stand-alone feature. Set within an earthy bone-hued cement base, the mixture of mostly warm shards and stones are given freshness by cool khakis, pale olive and laurel.
Like the moments between day and night, when the light ebbs and flows, Eventide has the ability to appear either warm or cool. Almost fossil-like in appearance, mixed amongst the small grey shapes and base are handsome flecks of warm orange, amber and olive green. Eventide combines the strength of appearance of a bluestone, with the complexity of a stunning terrazzo.
Photography: Haydn Cattach
Styling and Art Direction: Bek Sheppard