New Typologies

New Typologies is the next strand in the 2018 tile trend report from Kristin Coleman and the team at Novita PR in the USA.  This trend was identified following close observation of the new collections from the top Italian tile manufacturers at Cersaie 2017.

14 Ora Italiana's Marmo Mix
14 Ora Italiana’s Marmo Mix
Astor's Essential Mix
Astor’s Essential Mix

While some companies recreate the look of wood or stone to an impressive degree of realism, others mix different materials or handpick certain characteristics to form a whole new typology.

Ceramica Panaria's Horizon
Ceramica Panaria’s Horizon

This fusion of material-looks and themes result in a surreal, imaginative interpretation of tile and a potential new language for interior design.

Lea Ceramiche Nextone
Lea Ceramiche’s Nextone

For Nextone, Lea Ceramiche combined stones from four different quarries.

Sicis Vetrite
Sicis’s Vetrite

Sicis’ new iteration of Vetrite infuses marble designs with metallic veins to create unique materials that can’t be found in nature.

Isla Gems
Isla’s Gems

Additional collections include Marmo Mix by 14oraitaliana, Essential by Astor, Horizon by Ceramica Panaria, Gems by Isla, Conkreta by LaFaenza, and Square by Settecento.

LaFaenza Conkreta
LaFaenza’s Conkreta

Settecento Square
Settecento’s Square

A new post by Joe Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, January 2018.

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