Design options ranged from carved pyramidal forms in both white and black stone that had the appearance of flower buds on the verge of opening into full bloom.
There were also curved and angular stone rectangles set in alternating orientation. These would be perfect as horizontal bands, feature listelli or vertical frames.
Three-part hexagonal designs with a striated surface, realised in a winning combination of metal and resin, was one stand out range.
But the real star of the stand, ideal to add decorative detailing to either a limestone field tile or one of the plaster-finish beige porcelains that are now a key range in so many European manufacturers´portfolios, was a subtle square format, raised frame, design where the natural colour variation of Brazilian sedimentary stone shone through in its subtle perfection; adding visual complexity in an understated yet very classy manner.
A new post by Joe Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, March 2017.