Lapitec, a unique material for design and architecture
Lapitec is the material of the future: 100% Made in Italy, elegant, sustainable, and highly performant.
With an expanding marketplace boasting more than 70 countries and a long list of international awards to its name, Lapitec is one of the most interesting case studies in the design world in recent years, especially considering that the first slab of the material went on the market in 2012, just eight years ago. Lapitec was created in Veneto in 1989 from an entrepreneurial idea of Marcello Toncelli, and after more than 20 years of scientific research, tests and certifications, a revolutionary product was born which is 100% Made in Italy and offers unique performance qualities.
The nature of the product
The product’s success is based on a combination of features that respond perfectly to market trends and an obvious focus on sustainability, both in the raw materials used and the stages of the production process.
Lapitec is a mixture of 100% natural minerals, which when baked at high temperatures produce “full-body” slabs: the exterior and interior are identical, without enamel or digital printing on the surface. This feature allows Lapitec to be machined across its full thickness while ensuring consistent appearance and performance as well as avoiding the use of resins, inks, and other petroleum derivatives.
The versatility of Lapitec
With an innovative technology supported by 25 patents, Lapitec offers design versatility, and the guarantee of an excellent aesthetic result combined with optimum technical performance.
Lapitec slabs, 3365 mm in length, are available in 3 collections, 17 colors, and 7 different surface textures, and can also be customized. They are used not only as an indoor and outdoor surface covering but also for rooftops, yachts, swimming pools, and product design, from tables to consoles and from bathrooms to kitchens, where the total absence of porosity of the surface makes Lapitec ideal in terms of hygiene and ease of maintenance.
Lapitec is a valuable material that is suitable for numerous uses, the ideal support for international architects and designers.
In recent years Lapitec slabs have been used for public buildings, residential complexes, infrastructure, places of worship, and marine applications, but also for the creation – in collaboration with other design brands – of kitchens, outdoor furniture, tables, and next-generation technologies.
Thirty years on from the invention of Lapitec, the company – now run by the third generation under the leadership of Marcello Toncelli’s grandson of the same name – is expanding its product range with ever more innovative solutions in the field of kitchens and living spaces. This is also through the technological partnership with the parent company Breton, a world leader in the production of plants for machining stone materials and natural agglomerates, which guarantees the reliability of the production chain.