Mica or “vermiculite” is a mineral formed out of a chemical reaction between quartz and granite. Exposed to extreme heat, the mineral expands into worm-like pieces 2000% or even 3000% of their original size, in a spectrum of brilliant colours. The characteristics of this mineral have been known in Japan for 6 centuries. Mica is also known as “strange stone”, “breathing stone” or “miracle stone”. After the mica has been heat-expanded, it is crushed into small pieces and stuck on a non-woven backing. Finally, the surface is coloured.
The “Mica” collection comprises different structures and combinations of mica: roughly cut mica, small mica, natural mica, embossed mica, printed mica, mixtures of mica with recycled paper or with olefin.
The material and the structure of this wallcovering allow sparkling shades of sand, starry night, amber, onyx, mother-of-pearl, charoite, gold, bronze, topaz, emerald, copper, anthracite...