CASTELLÓN, SPAIN -- Neolith, a high performance sintered compact surfacing brand manufactured by Spanish company TheSize Surfaces SL, continues to gain recognition with its celebrated Calacatta design from its Classtone collection. Adding to a slew of awards, Neolith's marble-inspired design, Calacatta, recently took home the 2016 Bronze A’ Design award and the 2016 Architizer A+ Popular Choice award.  The famed Calacatta in the Classtone collection is suitable for a multitude of applications from interior to exterior design, seamlessly blending the high-end look of marble with innovative design and technical features innate to the Neolith material. The Calacatta model features a bright white backdrop to allow the intricate veining that is synonymous with the white marbles from Carrara, Italy, to truly stand out. In order to achieve the design, Neolith utilizes its proprietary Neolith Digital Design (NDD) technology, a state-of-the-art decoration technique to achieve marble-like features. The result is a surface that is virtually indistinguishable from marble, but made to stand up to the rigors of daily life.

A’ Design Award

A' Design award and competition is a premier annual juried design competition that honors the best designers, architects, engineers, design studios, brands and design oriented companies worldwide. The Bronze A' Design award is a prestigious award given to only the top 10 % of designs that delivers an exemplary level of quality in design. A jury – comprising academics, professionals, enterprise and focus group members – awarded Neolith’s Calacatta the Bronze A' Design award for building materials, construction components and structures & systems design category. 

To determine its winners, the A' Design award and competition developed a demanding evaluative criteria, including a blind judging processes, score normalization, cross matching and more, to reward only the best designers and firms that truly deserve the recognition.

Architizer Award

Architizer, the web’s largest platform for architecture and design, honors the best in architecture, spaces and products from around the world with their annual A+ awards. Over 400,000 public votes were cast from more than 100 countries to determine the winners in each category, with Neolith’s Calacatta design winning the prestigious A+ Popular Choice award in the product category for materials: stone, concrete and masonry.

"Achieving recognition through these esteemed competitions demonstrates our will to challenge ourselves to innovate, redesign and rethink the surfacing industry; it motivates us to continue to set the bar high," said Mar Esteve, marketing project manager, TheSize. "We wanted to create a material category that offered design and functional freedom to the architectural world; being awarded the A’ Design award and the Architizer A+ award for product design shows us that we’ve done that."

TheSize Surfaces, a premier manufacturer of sintered compact surfaces for architecture and design, continues to demonstrate its capacity for innovation through its product offerings and winning such awards are a testament to the caliber of the product.