Bountiful Botanicals

While floral designs have been around since decorative tile was invented, botanical is a new trend that reflects two movements in the design industry. The first is a focus on health and wellness and the incorporation of the natural world into interiors. Meanwhile, the influence of tropical modernism has seeped into interiors and product design, shown by the abundance of palm, cacti and other flora-inspired patterns. Continue reading Bountiful Botanicals

Faber Rame by Made+39

Mysterious Metallics

Faber by Made+39 reworks the metallic look with strongly shaded colours, as well as care-worn graphics and a granular look that speaks of the passage of time. It is a visually engaging range using traces and surface movement to play on the two base colour shades. Continue reading Mysterious Metallics

Crossville's Color by Numbers 20:20 Vision

Pantone Color of the Year 2018

The Color of the Year is one moment in time that provides strategic direction for the world of trend and design, reflecting the Pantone Color Institute’s year-round work doing the same for designers and brands. Continue reading Pantone Color of the Year 2018

Made in England mosaic mural

Organic Originality

Emma Bioggs is a professional mosaic artist acknowledged for her complete mastery of colour and pattern. While she began as a fabricator and mosaic maker for architectural contexts, her personal work has increasingly focused on material culture and the social history of making. Continue reading Organic Originality

Examples from the Pixel Pop collection

Ceramic Cartoon Creations

The Pixel Pop range from CTD Tiles allow customers to recreate characters from comics, films, games and TV programmes in tile. There are eight designs available: Green Galactic Genius, Green Giant, Magical Baby Horse, Night Vigilante, Red Italian Plumber, Sir Superspeed, Space Soldier, and Thunder Warrior. Each pack has a design blueprint, as well as all of the tiles required. Continue reading Ceramic Cartoon Creations

Tunateca Balfegó, Barcelona, designed by El Equipo Creativo

Tuna Testimony

Tunateca Balfegó by Tunateca Balfegó is a new gastronomic space that transports diners to a submarine world, inspired by the forms, textures and colours of the skin and meat of the red tuna. Continue reading Tuna Testimony

The Gramercy range by Nemo Tile

Graphic Gramercy

Available in an extensive variety of solids, reliefs, and graphic patterns, Nemo Tile’s new hexagonal porcelain range Gramercy delivers a sense of upscale affluence commonly associated with the brownstones and apartment buildings of this New York neighborhood. Continue reading Graphic Gramercy

Serpentine Sculpture

The 11,000 sq. foot Vanke Pavilion was clad in 4,200 glazed porcelain stoneware tiles designed by Daniel Libeskind and manufactured by Casalgrande Padana. These ‘fractile’ tiles were engrained with a 3D bas-relief geometric pattern and then finished with a metallic glaze that gave the surface an iridescent effect. Continue reading Serpentine Sculpture

Cover range by Patrica Urquiola for Mutina: Nube Black, Nube Grey, Nube White.

Uniquely Urquiola

Mutina’s new Cover collection marks one of Patrica Urquiola’s first ventures with large ceramic slabs made using Continua Plus technology. Here, the clay is blended with a mixture of micro-grit, which is then used as a base for the coloured patterns applied using silk-screens. Continue reading Uniquely Urquiola

Take A Tile Tour

“We wanted to capture the passion and obsession we have for tiles at every stage during the journey, highlighting facts such our locally sourced raw materials and our innovative manufacturing techniques to give customers a fuller understanding of what we do.” Jayne Adamson on British Ceramic Tile’s new corporate video. Continue reading Take A Tile Tour

The Lea Ceramiche Showroom in Milan

Sloping Showroom Surprise

Combined with floor tiles from the Take Care collection, the PAD surfaces used in Lea Ceramiche’s Milan showroom emphasize the expressive potential of the material: its tactility and softness, the iridescent effect with gentle relief of the designs that generate movement and fluidity on the ceramic. Continue reading Sloping Showroom Surprise

Marazzi new Polish showroom in Warsaw's Ochota district

Polish Proposition

Marazzi’s new Warsaw showroom confirms the company’s strategy of reinforcing the brand’s presence in major European capitals, and reinforcing its profile with architects and interior designers. With more than 250 customers and architecture professionals attending the official opening. Continue reading Polish Proposition

Cartoon Collaboration

As part of the Living With Art exhibition at Albion Barn, British artist and designer Richard Woods created a fantastical swimming pool using his iconic ‘wood’ pattern on ceramic tiles. The ‘wooden’ swimming pool is made up of large format porcelain tiles, each custom-printed with a woodgrain effect in a block print style. The heavily stylized cartoon-like wooden plank design is a signature of this London-based artist. Continue reading Cartoon Collaboration

Transcluent Backstage tile, 600 by 1,200mm, by Ceramica Portinari

Translucent Tile Sensation

Ceramica Portinari’s Backstage range, comes in three colours and two formats and brings to mind the subtle surface sculpting and deliberate imperfections of Mutina’s ground-breaking Déchirer range. But the real wow factor is the translucent option. Continue reading Translucent Tile Sensation