Neues Range by Fibonacci Stone | Yellowtrace
Eventide.

Neues Range by Fibonacci Stone | Yellowtrace
Eventide. 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.

Neues Range by Fibonacci Stone | Yellowtrace
Hardware. 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.

Neues Range by Fibonacci Stone | Yellowtrace
Khaki Jam.

Neues Range by Fibonacci Stone | Yellowtrace
Khaki Jam. 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.

 

I don’t mean to be revealing my age here, but I still clearly remember ringing up Fibonacci Stone during my time of practising as an interior designer to order larger samples of what, to me, was one of the best and most exciting terrazzo products in Australia. The internal joke is that I was one of Fibonacci’s first interior designers and clients on their CRM – a little lady from Bates Smart in Sydney, who just absolutely loved their product. I could seriously never find better colours anywhere else.

Anyway, we’re going back some 10+ years here, and whilst a great deal has changed for both myself and for Fibonacci during this time, one thing remains a constant – I still adore terrazzo, now possibly more than ever, and Fibonacci have gone from strength to strength to cement themselves as one of the key suppliers of terrazzo in Australia, and the only one of their kind in this country, with their eyes firmly set on the rest of the world. “Hold your horses, Dana – one thing at a time,” I hear them say. And fair enough, too.

One of the reasons Fibs (hey, do you mind if I call you Fibs? No? Cool bananas) have been so successful is the fact they approach product development from a bigger picture. Taking inspiration from many things – art, architecture, travel, fashion, history, nature and, of course, Australia’s thriving design scene – Fibonacci have managed to maintain an edge by staying responsive to the current market trends, but to also lead the way with more directional offerings. This is all backed up with their unparalleled quality in materials and manufacturing, and also importantly – availability. Jackpot.

 

Neues Range by Fibonacci Stone | Yellowtrace
Neues Grey.

Neues Range by Fibonacci Stone | Yellowtrace
Neues Grey. 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 Range by Fibonacci Stone | Yellowtrace
Neues Grey – Fine.

Neues Range by Fibonacci Stone | Yellowtrace
Neues Grey – Fine. This striking terrazzo appears to be quite monochromatic at first glance. Closer inspection reveals a refined blend of marble and rock within a warm concrete base that presents a high level of uniformity and consistency.

 

Recently the team have taken the time to edit their extensive range – they’ve refreshed a few of their classic designs, and added several stunning new options, with more to come very soon, so stay tuned. Woohoo!

Fibonacci Stone’s latest range, 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 with light and shade, each with a faint warmth to be found within its base. Fibonacci Stone’s founder and creative director, Michael Karakolis, describes the Neues family 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 provides a light appearance overall, but it also provided the best performance characteristics of a darker floor.”

 

Neues Range by Fibonacci Stone, Museum Berlin by David Chipperfield Architects | Yellowtrace

Neues Range by Fibonacci Stone, Museum Berlin by David Chipperfield Architects | Yellowtrace

Neues Range by Fibonacci Stone, Museum Berlin by David Chipperfield Architects | Yellowtrace
Fibonacci’s latest terrazzo collection takes its name from David Chipperfield Architects’ famed Neues Museum in Berlin, completed in 2009. Top two images courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects. Bottom photo by Achim Kleuker.

 

“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 that designers may control the impact of the tile in the overall aesthetic – 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.”

I’ll leave you now to enjoy these beautiful campaign images styled by Bek Sheppard and shot by Haydn Cattach of the Neues collection, including designs as follows – Neues Grey, Neues Grey Fine, Hardware, Khaki Jam and Eventide. By the way, if your German is a little rusty like mine, Neues is pronounced Noyss (as in different, unusual). Solid. Gold.

 

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[Images courtesy of Fibonacci Stone. Photography by Haydn Cattach, unless otherwise noted.]

 

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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

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