Cast tiles by Rachel Dein

Cast of Thousands

Rachel Dein’s composition can be as simple as a single stem or as complex as a melange of wildflowers, leaves and grasses. The resultant tiles preserve a fleeting moment of natural perfection for the future: both a celebration and a memorial. Continue reading Cast of Thousands

Red Dot Concrete

Bentu’s Shadow design simply let the form follows function, so the concrete tiles are free from unnecessary embellishment; and are thus concise and elegant. Professor Dr. Peter Zec, CEO of the Red Dot Award, says: “Only design visionaries can achieve the perfect harmony between the quality of the function, seductiveness, use and responsibility. The award finds ground-breaking designs like these and makes them visible to the whole world.” Continue reading Red Dot Concrete

Tin tile splashback

Trending: Tin Ceiling Tiles

The use of tin ceilings really developed in the mid-nineteenth century, when mass produced sheets of thin rolled tinplate became readily available in America. They reached the zenith of their popularity in the 1890s. As a result, many old buildings, such as the colonial town houses of central Sydney, boast antique tin ceilings, cornices, wall panels and wainscots. Continue reading Trending: Tin Ceiling Tiles

Mystone Lavagna by Marazzi

Back to Black

Marazzi’s Mystone Lavagna, inspired by the darkest type of slate, the range faithfully reproduces this stone’s tactile effect, creating the ideal tile for those in search of perfect black, in a daring design scheme in absolute black with all the beauty of stone. Continue reading Back to Black

BluePrint Ceramics

Carefully Curated Choice

BluePrint Ceramics is a family-run tile business set up in 2010 by Simon and Stephanie Peel to service the tile specification market in the UK and overseas. This year at 100% Design, BluePrint is planning to showcase some of the most forward thinking tile collections around. Continue reading Carefully Curated Choice

The August restaurant, Göttingen.

Göttingen Greatness

The surface solution for the Augusta restaurant was found in Agrob Buchtal’s Valley range of porcelain stoneware tiles with it’s fine-grain surface and ideal earth-brown colour. The range also provides a wide choice of formats and slip-resistance categories, so that the requirement for a 750 by 750mm tile in the rarely offered R11/B slip-resistance category for the counter area could be satisfied without impairing the visual consistency. Continue reading Göttingen Greatness

Magnificent Monochromes

With the arrival of Bianco Assoluto and Nero Assoluto, Lapitec now offers 15 monochrome shades, as well as six Arabescato finishes. That’s 123 solutions for large surface areas, indoor and outdoor coverings, bathrooms, kitchens and design objects. Continue reading Magnificent Monochromes

Opus Motus by Raffaello Galiotto and Lithos Design.

Mosaics in Motion

Opus Motus was created by Raffaello Galiotto in conjunction with Lithos Design. It comprised six colourful mechanical spinning tops featuring an inlaid marble circle. When activated by a lever, these vertically-mounted tops begin to spin progressively faster. As this happens, the natural colours merge together, amalgamating and forming new and surprising shades. The net effect is an explosion of colours and shapes that reveal unique and surprising optical effects to onlookers. Continue reading Mosaics in Motion

Mediterranea by Ceramica Senio. Blend Sardegna

Senio Sashays Hot Hues

One of the leading lights in small formats, Ceramica Senio, has just presented a new collection – Mediterranea – inspired by the evocative colours of the Mediterranean landscapes. Continue reading Senio Sashays Hot Hues

Church of the Misericordia in Terranuova Bracciolini

Church Cladding Complexity

The Church of the Misericordia in Terranuova Bracciolini, Arezzo, Italy, one of the winners of the Adi Ceramics Design Award at Cersaie 2014, features a ceramic façade built up using tridimensional hexagonal glazed cotto tiles developed by Tagina. Continue reading Church Cladding Complexity

A selection of genuine Antique Terracotta floor from Lapicida.

Trending: Antique Terracotta

Lapicida, which offers a wide selection of original antique terracotta tiles, salvaged from 18th and 19th Century buildings, mainly in France, reports that terracotta floors are now gracing some of the smartest interiors with their warm, natural appeal. The epitome of relaxed living, they come in a wide range of pinks, reds and creams – reflecting the clays native to the regions from which they hail. Continue reading Trending: Antique Terracotta

Serenissima Sets Out Its Stall

At Cersaie 2017 Serenissima, the flagship brand of the Romani Group, will focus on Le Plance, a new wood-effect range that comes in an elongated 265 by 1,800mm plank format. Continue reading Serenissima Sets Out Its Stall