Panelling Perfection

We spent Cevisama enjoying the old school styles brought to back life with ceramics, paying special attention to the increasing appreciation of panelling. Lapicida‘s new range of decorative floor and wall tiles have created a wonderful mimic of the traditional comfort of wooden panelled walls. The Wainscot Panel provide classic rectangular detailing, modernising the look by inverting the relief and providing a subtle textural accent … Continue reading Panelling Perfection

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Clad Green in China

Ceramics have been used to blend the old with the new in Yangqing, China. Settled amongst the traditional homes the Intertwine House takes the form of its neighbouring properties, matching them in pitch and size, but offering a bold, modern style. The Architects responsible for the design, Wonder Architects, are relatively new on the scene, being formed in 2017 by Zhu Qipeng, Wang Chong, and … Continue reading Clad Green in China

Timber Terrazzo

Introducing another transformative twist on terrazzo taking timber trash and twisting it into tabletops and tiles. Foresso is a new composite material combining offcuts and sawdust from British manufacturing with a 0% VOC resin cast to produce a sustainable and durable surface material with 78kg of CO² stored in every sheet. Each slab is finished by hand and sealed with a food safe hardwax oil … Continue reading Timber Terrazzo

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Pink Concrete

Nothing makes a statement quite like an uninterrupted expanse of pink and nothing creates an imposing industrial impression like coarse colourless concrete. Forgoing all convention greatly honoured and notable architect Sir David Adjaye has combined these two defining features to create an incredible signature. A similar effect was previously achieved at the Ruby City art museum in San Antonio, Texas which took pre-cast red-tinged concrete … Continue reading Pink Concrete

Acoustic Wall Assemblage

After taking a look at their robot-constructed building-concept installation, we wanted to learn more about other curious projects that architects Gramazio Kohler have completed. Luckily, last year they took on another wholly ingenious venture in Switzerland. The company was comissioned by engineering firm Basler & Hofman to create and install a specially designed timber wall. The 8,500 blocks used in the project were specifically cut … Continue reading Acoustic Wall Assemblage

Multicolour Moscow

Combining ‘Kabanchik’, typically used in Soviet pre-fab apartment blocks, with modern fibre cement panels, this housing project attempts to breathe life and colour into the surrounding area. With traditionally soulless towerblocks in varying shades of grey and beige in mind, Italian architecture firm Iosa Ghini Associati designed these exteriors with a little more joy. They also took charge of the landscaping and communal areas, providing … Continue reading Multicolour Moscow

Karak Collabs

We last covered the creatives at Karak back in 2017, providing their in-depth story, and an insight into their production processes. The Raku revivalists are still going strong, creating custom pieces, and utilising their expertise in developing dynamic and geometric designs created to highlight and magnify the unique finish. Last year the company experimented with a few firsts, including the creation of custom tiles for … Continue reading Karak Collabs

Varied Vernís

We’re not finished with Cevisama just yet. There is still one special collection to share – the plentiful, stylish, and disparate designs presented at the stand of glaze, colour, and printing specialist Vernís. Much like in Apavisa‘s Fluid, watermarbling is a feature of Vernís’ Lycuit. The curvy organic waves decorate the tiles in brown earth tones, and are highlighted with glaze on pale neutrals. Kahlo … Continue reading Varied Vernís

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Cevisama Curiosities VI

Our last collection of curiosities are some of our favourite finds from the show. We’ve been waiting to share these eye-catching geometric reliefs, intricate mix-and-match, and fantastical displays for a month. First up is Nexo‘s Decorative Mix. These 330 by 330mm tiles take the mix-and-match trend to the next level, creating patterns within patterns and tiles within tiles. The result is an enormously impactful feature … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities VI

Cevisama Curiosities V

There are still curiosities a-plenty to share from Cevisama, with a delightful array of fun and decorative pieces that have yet to be given the spotlight. Codicer is always a winner, with displays that consistantly showcase unique designs and heaps of personality. Their 250 by 250mm Graph collection demonstrates this wonderfully with squiggly mix-and-match patterns with naive strokes. The random, sporadic, cartoon lines have a … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities V

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Cevisama Curiosities III

These exciting design tid-bits are one of our favourite things about these events, and there are still more curiosities to share from the show. One stand that had some wonderfully inspiring designs was Natucer whose collections repeatedly that stood out to us. Their 130 by 130mm D’Autore Dolce is unbelievably gorgeous, a textured mixed-glaze marvel that can be personalised to a client’s specification. Presented at … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities III

Cevisama Curiosities II

Yesterday’s curiosities were only the beginning and there are still plenty of fantastic designs awaiting a mention. One collection could have easily been placed with the weave-look designs from the show, but its unique format and stone-look companions meant its own space was needed. 2πround from Cicogres is a collection of large circular tiles in stone, marble, and weave-effects. Combining the circular shapes with curved … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities II