Volcanic Veneer

We’ve seen smoked tiles and metal glazes, explored iridescence and the inner-workings of the Pompeii mosaics, and now we have something completely different – volcanic ash glazed tiles. Created from the collaboration between Formafantasma and Dzek comes the newest innovation of this historical material. One of the two founders of Formafantasma, Andrea Trimarchi, grew up in Sicily in the shadow of Mount Etna. This inspiring … Continue reading Volcanic Veneer

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Durable Durat

Terrazzo appears to be a favourite among surface producers looking to incorporate waste materials into their products rather than allowing them to be forgotten in landfill. The desire for variation in chip colour and size makes terrazzo perfect for incorporating waste of many kinds and creating unique combinations and designs. This Finnish company founded in 1990 was developed with the specific aim of incorporating waste … Continue reading Durable Durat

Shades Blot Dawn Nat (175x205mm) Ceramiche Piemme tile range NYCxDESIGN

Superior Shades

This range was previously covered in Tile Addict back in October but due to the recognition of its excellence from NYCxDESIGN it feels like a good excuse to celebrate these fabulous tiles once again. Designed by Gordon Guillaumier for Ceramiche Piemme, Shades utilises technology to replicate the spontaneous hand of an artist. Within shades there are five colour families representing light variety throughout the day, … Continue reading Superior Shades

Trim’s Torchlight

New from Reviglass is TRIM, the ideal companion to any Reviglass mosaic. TRIM is a decorative, curved, 90 degree corner piece for use on copings and steps. It comes in seven different colours in a range of blue, grey, white, and yellow tones. It is an extremely functional piece with non-abrasive anti-slip properties when both wet and dry, making it ideal for the steps of … Continue reading Trim’s Torchlight

Selected Sequel

Exclusive to Parkside in the UK is Sequel from Alusid. Aptly named to follow on from the story their tiles have already started, which Tile Addict covered here. At Clerkenwell the new range was on show, with an intricate look at each step in the manufacturing process. The story of chipped and broken porcelain and glass, re-homed by Alusid into a stunning range of tiles … Continue reading Selected Sequel

Beautiful Bazaar

Mandarin Stone have added some gorgeous new designs to their terracotta selection. Bazaar is wonderfully on-trend with hand-finished, hand-painted, glazed terracotta tiles with slight imperfections that can make any space unique and characterful. There are eight distinctive patterns, each with their own personality and a subtle essence of that which they are named after. Their Delft design features the classic blue and white of Delft … Continue reading Beautiful Bazaar

Minimale Arazzi Matteo Brioni Studio Irvine clay panels

Cloaked in Clay

This bespoke new panel system from Matteo Brioni makes marvelous use of clay. Company research into the use of clay and the artistic direction of Studio Irvine architect Marialaura Rossiell led to the creation of Arazzi – inspired by tapestries and re-imagined into a modern system. Arazzi is designed as a modular system of panels that can be formed and arranged to create personal and … Continue reading Cloaked in Clay

Clerkenwell Coming Up

Clerkenwell Design Week‘s tenth edition is here from tomorrow, Tuesday 21st, until Thursday 23rd May. Their usual mix of showrooms and exhibitions will keep us updated on the latest in interior design trends from lighting, product design, textile, and of course, surface design. With the addition of workshops, talks, and product launches it is a well rounded event providing great insight. There are some big … Continue reading Clerkenwell Coming Up

Changing Perspective

It’s all a matter of perspective for this 3D tile range from Italian design studio Viviana Degrandi. With the aim of connecting city architecture and individual perception of space, Perspective creates an opportunity to imagine the differences in experience through the use of relief, shape, and colour. These unique wall coverings come in three distinctive shapes that skillfully utilise contrasting shades in specific sections of … Continue reading Changing Perspective

Perfect Patchwork

Today Tile Addict is excited to take a look a few ranges on offer from an Italian company that was founded by those with a rich twenty year history in the ceramic sector. Horus Art Ceramiche was established in Fiorano Modenese, home to the Museum of Ceramic and neighbouring the tile hub Sassuolo. This innovative company found success in national markets before moving into overseas … Continue reading Perfect Patchwork

Homage to Himeji

The warm grey tones of fired clay is the focus of Japanese company Koyo Seiga. This raw material is from Himeji in an area serviced by the clear Ichi-kawa River which hosts an abundance of high-quality clay. The clay is first oxidation fired and subsequently reduction smoked in a Koyo kiln to produce beautiful and highly durable Ibushi Kawara tiles. Koyo Seiga, established in 1923, … Continue reading Homage to Himeji

Silicastone Terrazzo in Celadon from Alusid recycled tiles

Silicastone Saves Scrap

Adding to the raft of innovative eco companies featured here on Tile Addict is Alusid – formed in 2015 after research at the University of Central Lancashire which investigated ways that waste could be repurposed into surface materials. The result was Silicastone, a new durable material made from 98% minimum of glass, ceramics and mineral waste. Five tile collections and two surface solutions are offered … Continue reading Silicastone Saves Scrap