Texture, Layout, and Zellige

Taking a break from traditional layouts, adding texture, and enjoying the hand-made chic of zellige tiles were all identified as being hot trends in 2020. At Cevisama it wasn’t hard to see them coming into affect. Standard formats still maintained prevalence, and it’s now a common site for them to be presented in a vertical or stack layout. These arrangementss can really alter interior appearances, … Continue reading Texture, Layout, and Zellige

Weaving and Panelling

Continuing our look at some of the mini-trends from Cevisama are two that lean towards the old-fashioned, replicating classic materials with ceramics. Tile textures have been all the rage for the past few years with companies exploring what can be done, and tactile surfaces adding an enticing element to interior design. At this year’s show there was one such surface that was especially appealing – … Continue reading Weaving and Panelling

Bali Stones from Mainzu tile trend 2020

Pretty Petal Patterns

Botanical designs were set to prove popular this year, continuing on from the trend of 2017, incorporating florals for a “focus on health and wellness” through “the incorporation of the natural world into interiors”, as well as “tropical modernism” which saw a burst of demand last year. Tropical jungle prints haven’t entirely fallen out of favour just yet, and at Cevisama there was still plenty … Continue reading Pretty Petal Patterns

Wood-look Wonders I

A favourite Tile Addict pass-time is sniffing out imitation designs taking it to the next level. Even after seeing hundreds of interpretation, wood-looks remain paticularly exciting, and Cevisama didn’t disappoint. Combining the wood-looks with other materials appears to be increasingly popular. The freedom provided by ceramics enables wacky, impossible, and delightful designs to be realised and there really seems to be no end to what … Continue reading Wood-look Wonders I

tiles from vernis grey tild trend 2020

Going for Grey

Nobody did grey quite like Azuvi whose entire stand showcased their signature stylish neutrals in range after range of textured grey surfaces such as Montana Grey, Valley Light Grey, and Dexa Dark Grey. But it wasn’t just neutral natural stone looks that Cevisama had in spades as an overwhelming amount of companies presented delightful designs and patchwork patterns in an assortment of styles and a … Continue reading Going for Grey

Glitter & Gold

Continuing on from the glitz and glamour of the roaring 20s is a trend we couldn’t help but notice all around Cevisama. Gold was particularly prevalent as were dark and mysterious metallic shades and tin-look tiles, and shiniest of all was the glitter. Gold grout inserts proved to be a hot decorative feature as we covered in our previous article, like these used alongside Gayafores‘ … Continue reading Glitter & Gold

Eating Plateless

A new culinary experience is being brought to life by kebab enthusiasts Stephen Tozer and Ed Brunet with the help of ultra-compact, innovative and resilient DektonĀ® by Cosentino. In Covent Garden, London, Maison Bab is the second restaurant opened by Tozer and Brunet that seeks to celebrate the high-street staple, kebabs. The main seating area is casual but stylish with colourful wooden flooring and dark … Continue reading Eating Plateless

Granby workshop new terrazzo tile brick & slate

Granby’s Brick & Slate

Granby, previously covered by Tile Addict here, have continued their tireless work in ceramics, creating extraordinary tile designs. The newest addition to their range more or less takes the form of their original Granby Rock, a terrazzo-like material created utilising waste bricks, slate, and other similar items sourced from skips. Their Brick & Slate terrazzo similarly replaces the usual marble chip with recycled local by-products. … Continue reading Granby’s Brick & Slate

Surface Matter Sweet Shop

Surface Matter are making a tasty statement at this year’s Surface Design Show. Their concept is to show off various innovative materials in a sweet shop pop-up. We have covered each of their surfaces previously on Tile Addict- the memorable Bencore, Richlite, and Durat, and those visiting the show will have the chance to thoroughly explore their many properties. Bowls of miature samples encourage visitors … Continue reading Surface Matter Sweet Shop

Paprica by Marca Corona

Exploring the sustainability of ceramic surfaces

Ceramic products can be certified as complying with the main international green building assessment protocols (LEED, BREEAM, etc.). Ceramic products may be compliant because they possess many of the characteristics required to earn credits, such as: a content of at least 20% by weight of post-consumer recycled material or the equivalent percentage of pre-consumer recycled material, the absence of VOC emissions, sector or product EPD certification, and optimised energy performance. Continue reading Exploring the sustainability of ceramic surfaces

Tile of Spain Cevisama 2020 Preview

Cevisama starts next week and it’s always good to have a little look at what to expect, even though the surprises are undeniably exciting, so we’ll keep the previews to a minimum. Tile of Spain have released a tiny amount of sneak peeks of their companies’ collections so we shall share them with you today. First to debut is the La Mine collection from Arcana … Continue reading Tile of Spain Cevisama 2020 Preview