Ample surfaces, extra-large slabs and interior applications as flooring and in the kitchen: Lapitec® presented its new collection in September at CERSAIE. The name of the collection fully captures its inspiration: Velvet, a brushed surface with a delicate look and feel, just like the fabric it is named after. The new collection extends the large surface trend that began in 2017 with the Urban collection, dedicated to exterior cladding. Velvet, however, looks to interiors with a colour palette of four shades - Brooklyn, Berlin, Casablanca and London - and three thicknesses (12, 20 and 30 mm). As with the Urban collection, the names of the Velvet collection are a tribute to four iconic cities with distinct, identifying architectural styles. Brooklyn is a new interpretation of the colours and shades of iron alloys that gives rise to a texture with plenty of impact. London, an ash grey, evokes the tones inspired by the smoky hues of the English city in a more metropolitan, glamorous key. Berlin, on the other hand, is infused with the urban colours and atmospheres of the German capital. In a light, urban finish, Casablanca echoes the buildings of Morocco’s famed city as they create a pop of white against the Mediterranean Sea. The technical characteristics of Lapitec® make sintered stone a choice material for cutting-edge architectural applications: calibrated thicknesses and chromatic uniformity between lots make it possible to create walls and partitions of seamless aesthetic continuity. The Velvet finish is particularly suitable for flooring or kitchen counter tops as all Lapitec® products are extremely easy to clean, non-slip and resistant to graffiti, high/low temperatures, airborne salt particles and UV rays.