Rocersa’s Risorgimento

At Cersaie 2017, Spanish manufacturer Rocersa aims to deliver elegance combined with a powerful personality. Muse is a range designed to convey the practicality of stone and cement with strong technical features and a choice of four colours: white, cream, taupe and grey. Offered in variety of surface options, Muse can meet many internal and external architectural requirements. Continue reading Rocersa’s Risorgimento

Concrete Art by Kerradeco

Naturally Natural

The Surface & Materials Show will take place at NEC Birmingham, between 10th and 12th October 2017 as part of UK Construction Week. Now in its third year, Surface & Materials will showcase the latest surface solutions for architects, interior designers, specifiers and design savvy homeowners and self-builders seeking a broad range of innovative and high-performance products. Continue reading Naturally Natural

Savile Row by EPR Architects

Suits You, Sir!

EPR Architects clad the main façades at Savile Row in 10,000 crystalline hand-glazed ceramic tiles, individually crafted by London-based ceramicist Kate Malone. The colours for the square tiles – pale grey and deep blue – were chosen from tones found elsewhere in the Mayfair Conservation Area to help them fit with the surroundings. Continue reading Suits You, Sir!

Turning Back The Years: Pt 2

Tile surfaces resembling natural textures have been around for some years now. One influence remains natural fibres, such as seagrass and coir, but the relief surfaces have become subtler, with new decoration techniques giving a false perception of depth of relief: thereby improving the cleanability of the tile’s surface. Timber effects are still surprisingly prominent. The look now is more towards simulating distressed and aged timber floors, and the darker hues of heat-treated woods and exotic rain forest timbers. In terms of format, the trends is away from parquet-effects towards larger planks – just as it is in the actual wood flooring market today. Continue reading Turning Back The Years: Pt 2

Drop by Viva

Turning Back The Years

As the French would express it: “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose!” Cersaie 2007 was like déjà vu, all over again … only more so, if you get my drift. The powerful influence of the Russian market was clearly in evidence again, while the decorative themes of 2006 were refined and repackaged: notably baroque, feminine florals and mosaics. However, pundits who had predicted a general colour revival were sadly disappointed. Today, it seem, Henry Ford is back in control of the painting pool. Continue reading Turning Back The Years

Some of the top entries in 2016

Competition Call

The Tile of Spain Awards are back for the 16th time with a refreshed identity and a total prize fund of €39,000 across three categories: Architecture, Interior Design and Final Degree Project. Projects can be located anywhere in the world, but must make significant use of Spanish ceramics. Continue reading Competition Call

Repeat patterns based on Classic Flowers

Panels of Perfection

Sharon Jones is a true hand-made tile pioneer. Using white English earthenware clay, each piece is rolled into a slab, cut to shape with a potters’ knife and hand-glazed using Jones’ own unique recipes. Continue reading Panels of Perfection

Channeling Yakisugi

With the new Kasai range, Ceramiche Refin honours Japanese design culture, expressing on porcelain stoneware the same visual and tactile characteristics of traditional burnt wooden slats in a refined and elegant ceramic collection that provides a pleasing mix of tradition and innovation. Continue reading Channeling Yakisugi