KAZA was born from the concrete controversy; rebranding the industrial material as a luxurious one through striking an impeccable balance between artistry and craftsmanship, design and engineering.
In essence, we translate architecture and nature into surface, incorporating tactile 3D elements for bold accent walls and facades, and mesmerizing terrazzo patterns perfectly suited to durable feature floors, for interiors and exteriors alike.
More than just a manufacturing facility, KAZA serves as both design and research & development lab (CONCREATE) facilitating the creation of unique collections, bespoke tile designs, and offering material, colour, pattern and style consultation. What was brought to life is one of the world’s most sophisticated modern concrete and terrazzo tile factories and a corresponding bespoke surface design service.
KAZA was founded in Szentendre in 2012, a historically artistic hamlet just outside of Budapest, Hungary, and since then our concrete and terrazzo creations have found their way to more than a thousand high-end commercial and residential projects across 4 continents, through the collaboration with the world's finest A&D firms and the global sales partner network.
The spirit at KAZA has been curious, intuitive, artistic and entertaining from the start, manifesting the care and skill invested in what we create. The resulting objects and installations challenge us to recognize the full potential and role of concrete and terrazzo in contemporary architecture and design.
Everything KAZA creates is the result of an interdisciplinary collaboration between designers, artisans, craftsmen, engineers, and architects.
The group of practices and artists featured in the collections are truly global in nature and range from established multi-award winning design studios through professionals from diverse fields to emerging talents who graduated from the wold's most prestigious art educational institutions. What they all share is our love of the material and our vision that architectural surfaces can be meaningful and ground-breaking works of art and are essential in conveying the message of a space's design concept.
With a fresh, holistic approach to every facet of manufacturing, and sensitively balancing style and innovation for luxury commercial projects as well as the modern home, KAZA has narrowed the gaps between idea and finished product, designer and manufacturer, cutting-edge technology and traditional craftsmanship.
"The overlap between art and architecture can make both better" - Olafur Eliasson
Each step of the process is being crafted by hand and watched over by attentive eyes. From the very beginning until packaging at least 10 pairs of caring hands are taking part in the process of mixing, moulding, grinding, selecting and treating the tiles before they get to leave the manufactory. Design and production live in constant symbiosis, guided by a process based on knowledge, experience and intuition.
All KAZA tiles are handmade.
“Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need, and beauty to produce something that the world didn’t know it was missing.” - Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of the Department of Architecture & Design, Director of R&D, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City
Some of our clients:
Amos and Amos I Perkins+Will I TP Bennett I Woods Bagot I Pitsou Kedem Architects I The Tooley & Foster Partnership I LAB5 Architects I rpa:group I Buckley Gray Yeoman I Stiff + Trevillion I Rockwell Group I Wilkinson Eyre I Stantec I Gensler I OMA I KPF I Wilson Associates I HBA I FG stilj I Keane Brands I Aaron Design I Cracknell I SOM I Foster & Partners I Atkins I Anderson Miller I Snohetta
Lead8 I Sun Hung Kai Properties I Builders Design Consultant
Nike I Audi I Aston Martin I Hilton I Marriot I Renaissance I Stratasys I SAP I Google I Manolo Blahnik I Hakkasan Group I WF Central Hotel I Westfield I Palacio de Hierro I El Corte Inglés I Madbie I Chill Design I Raiffaisen