Extraordinarily glamorous, these lustrous Paktong Silver Briquettes are from De Ferranti‘s ‘Alchemy’ Collection. The briquettes have a surface of hand-patinated silver. This is bonded to a marine ply base, making the tiles easy to install on walls or floors.
Also in De Ferranti’s ultra-luxurious Alchemy collection are briquettes in Brass, Bronze and Copper. The concept is that tiles in different metals can be used together to create enticing patterns. To add further potential, bespoke sizes and finishes are available to order.
Alchemy is another example of what makes De Ferranti special. Ever since Tile Addict first came cross this company, more than 10 years ago, it has remained at the vanguard of innovation in surface finishes. De Ferranti bills itself as a specialist in luxurious surfaces for floor and wall. This is no idle boast. De Ferranti has been sourcing rare and unusual products for architects, designers and a range of international private clients for years. Today, De Ferranti offers unique solutions for residential, commercial and yacht projects, whatever the scale or complexity.
Many of the company’s materials replicate the style of important historical buildings in Rome and Athens, often reviving decorative techniques – such as Scagliola, Opus Sectile and Cocciopesto – that are in danger of being lost. Other surfaces, such as Jali work, are collected from locations spanning North Africa and the Middle East through to India and South East Asia.
All of De Ferranti’s hand-picked craftsmen suppliers are adept at combining old methods with modern technology to create products that are ideal for contemporary interiors. And, in keeping with these eco-conscious times, De Ferranti also sources an inspiring selection of reclaimed and reinvented materials.
A new post by Joe Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, June 2017.