CHICAGO, IL -- Fiandre, part of the Iris Ceramica Group, recently introduced new colors and finishes in the Maximum Marmi premium Italian porcelain collection: Alpi Chiaro Venato, Verde Fantastico, Irish Green, Invisible and Apuano Purissimo.

Ariostea’s Next collection and Porcelaingres’ Loft collection are new color ranges in the stone-effect categories. Debuting for the first time in the U.S., these new high-tech architectural surfaces include the latest in Fiandre’s advanced technology and manufacturing capabilities and years of continuous research.

Invisible’s surface is dominated by a pure white background traversed by a web of gray veins, from thick to fine, mottled with golden accents. The polished and honed finishes enhance the beauty of Invisible’s surface even more, with its attention to detail and extraordinary realism.

Apuano Purissimo’s characteristic white background intersperses with very light gray veins that fade into shaded areas. Apuano Purissimo is a surface of unparalleled elegance, appreciated for its particular brightness and exclusivity that make it ideal for the most luxurious environments.

Verde Fantastico’s new exotic texture is reminiscent of classic Iranian refinement. Verde Fantastico features a dark green background, covered with white, brown and ocher details that create a snake skin motif reminiscent of the rainforest.

The colors of the Irish landscapes are imprinted in all their enigmatic beauty in Irish Green. The bright green grass, brown earth, golden sand and gray Irish castles seem to come to life in this fascinating surface, proposing a marble defined as “savage beauty” by Oscar Wilde. The bright, almost acid green background features shades of cream, sepia, brown and gray interrupted by veins reminiscent of crystalline calcite. The diverse background features various shades of green from light to dark, enhanced by the polished finish. Irish Green is inspired by a rare and ancient marble with countless shades of green.

Alpi Chiaro Venato is characterized by an intense green background with light and dark areas illuminated by white veins. The bright finish adds depth to the color and enhances its texture. Alpi Chiaro Venato is a timeless surface of unquestionable elegance that can be used both as cladding or flooring.

Ariostea’s Next cement-look tile collection offers minimalistic style, versatility and ultra-easy maintenance. The simple material appearance of concrete along with its contemporary architectural element par excellence, reflects the soul of Next. The stylish simplicity of the subtle shading makes it a discreet, versatile option for bringing character to settings and offering designers maximum freedom.

The variety of sizes, thickness and moisture resistant properties make Next suitable for both indoor and outdoor areas, embracing all kinds of project requirements and offering a wide range of uses: floors and walls, surfaces to be walked or driven on, and sophisticated furnishings and design accessories. Colors available in the Next collection include Grey, Crete, Dark, Chalk, Greige and Brick.

Porcelaingres’ Nordic-inspired Loft collection is the perfect union of stone and cement. The solid heft of cement and the natural elegance of stone combine in a simple and modern, yet rich product speckled with iridescent, glittering particles that give character to the material.

Made for both residential and public settings, Loft is a versatile collection suitable for both interiors and exteriors. The collection is available in 100- x 100-, 120- x 60-, 60- x 60-, 60- x 30-inch formats, three thicknesses (6, 8 and 20 mm) and four natural colors that perfectly complement the latest architectural trends: Loft Snow, Loft Sand, Loft Smoke and Loft Dark.

Maximum Marmi’s large-format 300- x 150-inch tiles allow large areas to be covered with a uniform cladding that further enhances the beauty of rooms, while the sub-formats offer the designer flexibility of application. The thickness of just 6 mm allows bespoke architectural elements and refined furnishing accessories to be designed, including stairs, doors, consoles, seats, tables and lamps that embellish interiors, creating total look environments.

The large 300- x 150-cm tile format and sub-formats also allow the cladding of facades, walls and floors of buildings, guaranteeing levels of performance that only porcelain stoneware can provide, including durability, resistance to mechanical stress and chemical attack, high absorption resistance and easy cleaning.

The new collections are now available for the U.S. market through the Fiandre Group’s own distributor, Transceramica, as well as through its nationwide network of distributors. The sleek styles and surface solutions are engineered for both commercial and contemporary residential projects. The porcelain products will also soon be on display in Fiandre’s Chicago and New York showrooms.

Produced in Italy, the Maximum Marmi 120- x 60-inch large-format sophisticated slabs are inspired by the fine veins, color variations and elegant details. Fiandre’s Maximum Marmi collection of large-format porcelain wall and floor solutions encourages the most ambitious architectural ideas and enhances the most exclusive furnishing installations for hospitality, commercial and residential settings. The collection is available in the following dimensions, in polished or semi-polished finishes: 120 x 60, 120 x 40, 60 x 60, 60 x 40, 40 x 40, 60 x 30, 30 x 30 and 30 x 15 inches.

For more information about the group’s collections, visit www.granitifiandre.com www.irisceramicagroup.com. For sample requests, email samples@transceramica.com.