Yurtbay Seramik's award-winning Cube wallcovering

Turkish Delight

Tile Addict salutes Yurtbay Seramik: which has just been named as winner of the Wallcovering Award in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2017 by design et al in The Product Design Categories within The International Design and Architecture Awards 2017. Yurtbay Seramik victorious design was Cube.  This 300 by 900mm rectified, high reflief, moulded tile forms a striking wallcovering.   The Cube tile design is suitable for a … Continue reading Turkish Delight

NID textured wall decor by Atlas Concorde

Mixed Messages

Atlas Concore’s NID floor tiles’ pure timber-effect personality is augmented by 3D wall tiles rich in relief and decorative character.  They are available in a matt finish, in two shades of oak: one light and delicate, the other elegant and sophisticated. The 3D ceramic surface comprises irregular and asymmetrical horizontal lines, inspired by planks viewed from the side.
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Nexo Coverlam by Grespania

What Is A Tile?

Stepping on to the impressive Grespania stand, one was faced by presentations of ceramics and porcelain floor and wall tiles, alongside one-piece kitchen worktops formed from ceramics slabs, achingly stylish Danish tables with Laminam table tops, and giant Laminam slabs that stretch the definition of tiles to 1,200 by 3,600mm … some stretch and quite beyond belief if I cast my mind back to my first Cersaie 25 years ago. Continue reading What Is A Tile?

Lavazza's new flagship store in Milan's Piazza San Fedele

Lavazza Luxury

Tile Addict’s favourite Italian coffee brand Lavazza has created a flagship store and café in the centre of Milan, where it is seeking to engage customers in a multi-sensory themed coffee experience. UK agency JHP has designed the space, which seeks to present the everyday ingredient of coffee in surprising new ways, while embodying every aspect of the Lavazza brand. The store pioneers Coffee Design, an ‘artform’ created by Lavazza to offer innovative and unusual flavour combinations. Continue reading Lavazza Luxury

Majestic Mosaics

Innovation, variety in form and fresh use of materials, as well as a significant range extension are promised by the extended and renewed Mosaico+ 10×10 chip collection, which combines tesserae from the Vetrina, Doro, Concerto, Perle and Metal ranges in a single assortment. Continue reading Majestic Mosaics

Neolith was specified by Colombo Experience for Sonia Peronaci’s new HQ

Cooking Colombo Style

Neolith by TheSize has been specified by Italian architects and design collaboration, Colombo Experience for the interior fit out of Sonia’s Factory; TV chef Sonia Peronaci’s new HQ. Neolith adds a luxurious look and feel to the kitchens and renovated space which pay homage to traditional Italian design. Continue reading Cooking Colombo Style

Alhambra Tiles at Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse

Totally Tasty Tiling

Some of Alhambra Tile’s extensive portfolio of high profile restaurant tile projects will be on show at The Restaurant & Bar Design Show at ExCeL, London from 26th and 27th September. Free tickets to the show are available by clicking the link in this post. Continue reading Totally Tasty Tiling

Bold colours are to the fore in the Clayhaus portfolio

Colour Me Cool

In this age of bland greige and grey tiles, Clayhaus offers a bold and vivid alternative. The Clayhaus creed is that colour should be embraced. So, as well as custom glazes, the in-house palette continually changes as new bespoke colours are created. A team of skilled artisans takes each tile from clay extrusion, to hand cutting, to hand-application of the glazes, reflecting a genuine passion for what they do. Continue reading Colour Me Cool

Cerámica at RIBA North is supported by Tile of Spain

Northern Exposure

Cerámica, a ground-breaking new exhibition at RIBA North supported by Tile of Spain, is set to explore the future use of ceramics and technology in architecture. From 28th October 2017, a series of full-scale installations by ECAlab will enliven RIBA’s new centre on the Liverpool waterfront, examining how ceramics have a bright future as a high-performance, environmentally-friendly and beautiful building material for architecture and design. Continue reading Northern Exposure

Antiquewood by Casalgrande Padana

Aping Arboreal Antiquity

Distinguished by its complex and sophisticated surface, where signs of the passing of time adorn the ceramic surface creating a used effect, Antiquewood is the lastest addition to Casalgrande Padana’s successful Granitoker collection of porcelain stoneware tiles. Continue reading Aping Arboreal Antiquity

Op-Art - Various Colours on Silver Aluminum - by AirTiles.

Coloured Metallic Murals

AirTiles are innovative, functional and decorative panels, made from Alumer; a polymer-coated aluminum sheet that creates the illusion of a metallic inlay. The panels come in various formats – from decorative borders to tile panels up to huge murals in which a large number of panels are combined to create a large-scale artwork. Continue reading Coloured Metallic Murals

Gourmet Geometrics

Alhambra can supply bespoke patterns for private clients, but also offers a cool choice of ‘off-the-peg’ designs; many of which come in at surprisingly low prices. Underlining the Moorish heritage conveyed by the company’s name, stand-out ranges include the exquisite Granada and Seville / Cielo collections, which can provide a clear note of authentic Spanish style to any project. Continue reading Gourmet Geometrics

Contemporary Classics

Classically trained, Helen Miles is now based in Edinburgh and specialises in mosaics created using Greek stone and marble. Her aim is to preserve the simplicity and directness of early mosaics while producing contemporary pieces inspired by these ancient designs. Continue reading Contemporary Classics

Concrete Masterclasses

At the London Design Festival, Domus will be hosting the UK launch of Liquid Forms from KAZA Concrete at its impressive Clerkenwell showroom. Domus will also be holding two daytime events, including a Concrete Stories design talk with architect Aybars Asci and a concrete CPD Masterclass. Continue reading Concrete Masterclasses

Marazzi Paris

With the opening of its new showroom at at 63 Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, Marazzi continues its strategy of strengthening its presence in the major European capitals and positioning its brand amongst the international community of architects and interior designers. Continue reading Marazzi Paris

Ice Cream Cladding

The Microlibrary Bima, Sumur Bandung, Indonesia, designed by SHAU architects, was a Jury and Popular Choice Winner in the Architizer A+ Awards 2017. The façade was constructed using 2,000 recycled ice cream buckets that, in binary code, spell out ‘books are the windows to the world’ in Indonesian. Continue reading Ice Cream Cladding

Solid Surface Sophistication

Around 10 years ago, System Pool drew on its expertise in the use of acrylic and similar materials, to develop Porcelanosa’s solid surface option: Krion. This synthetic resin is hard, compact, homogeneous, fire-, frost-, UV- and chemical-resistant. Continue reading Solid Surface Sophistication

Earthy Enthusiasm

Crossroad brings together the experience of the two brands – ABK and Oikos – through a moodboard concept that combines different material effects and co-ordinating colours in identical or complimentary tones. The result is a selection of sophisticated, on trend, surface options. Continue reading Earthy Enthusiasm