Cobogó Brise by Rosa Pinc for Nina Martinelli

Cobogo Corner

One of the delights of Expo Revestir, which takes place in Sao Paolo, Brazil from 13th to 16th March, is that it features exciting producers that do not participate in Cersaie, Cevisama and Coverings. As a regular visitor to Revestir, I have a mental shortlist of these must-see Brazilian companies who offer something a little bit unusual, featuring cobogos, textures, 3D forms and native inspirations that are subtly different from the mainstream European producers.

Near the top of that list is Nina Martinelli. Hailing from Tambaú, once one of Brazil’s top tile manufacturing centres, Nina Martinelli draws on this rich local tile heritage with tiles characterised by good taste, refined rusticity, tactile surfaces and sublime quality.

Esagonale by Nina Martinelli
Esagonale by Nina Martinelli

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