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.
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.
This fusion of material-looks and themes result in a surreal, imaginative interpretation of tile and a potential new language for interior design.
For Nextone, Lea Ceramiche combined stones from four different quarries.
Sicis’ new iteration of Vetrite infuses marble designs with metallic veins to create unique materials that can’t be found in nature.
Additional collections include Marmo Mix by 14oraitaliana, Essential by Astor, Horizon by Ceramica Panaria, Gems by Isla, Conkreta by LaFaenza, and Square by Settecento.
A new post by Joe Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, January 2018