Creating Crystal Houses

In an upmarket shopping street in Amsterdam you will find the most incredible building. Within a row of luxury brand shops on PC Hooftstraat sits the newly opened Hermès store. Originally completed in 2016 for Warenar Real Estate and housing Chanel, architects MVRDV titled their project Crystal Houses. The innovative design came about due to the city’s desire to have unique, distinctive, and memorable storefronts, … Continue reading Creating Crystal Houses

Palatial Policroma

Combining materials is made easy with Policroma. Designed by Cristina Celestino for Cedit, these large slabs take two distinct surfaces and fuse them to create the stunning range. Using both the class of marble and the texture of Marmorino plaster, Celestino gives us the best of both worlds. The six available colours feature four marbles, chosen for their rarity. Used throughout the years in historical … Continue reading Palatial Policroma

Earthy Energy

Warm, rich, earthy tones feature fantastically in Ariana‘s Energy collection. Coral, Curry, and Peacock take primary colours to another level, giving added subtlety without compromising on vitality- exemplifying perfectly “the power of colour”. The chosen shades work beautifully with one another, and with the neutral Milk, Grey, and Cream options, enabling a host of design and installation choices. Working with the earthy tones are the … Continue reading Earthy Energy

Mighty Mash-Up

Usually tile collections have one theme, one concept, and one colour palette. It makes for cohesive designs and predictable combinations. But Imola Ceramica have taken a different route with their appropriately named Mash-Up. Despite appearances, white was the inspiration behind this range. The neutral shades of white and almond proved to be the perfect backdrop for colour and pattern. Mash-Up does feature a large amount … Continue reading Mighty Mash-Up

Retro RUBIO

An awesome use of colour helps us re-imagine the past, present and future of Spanish publisher RUBIO. With thanks to Masquespacio, the store is awash with creativity and sections of the space are kitted out for interactive learning- including handwriting and mathematics practice. Although the shop provides separate areas for each of their collections, the RUBIO store concept is far from standard and commercial. Known … Continue reading Retro RUBIO

Queen’s Park Art

A bright new symbolic mural was recently unveiled at Glasgow’s Queen’s Park Arena. After talking with business owners and primary school children, local artist Joanne Dawson designed the artwork to reflect what the park means to those who use it frequently. Inhouse Events CIC commissioned the piece and funds were supplied by the Walking and Cycling Charity Sustrans. The materials were provided free of charge … Continue reading Queen’s Park Art

Bountiful Bencore

Like many architectural surface producers before them, Bencore started out making products for a different industry. Starting up 20 years ago in Carrara, Italy, they manufactured thin, lightweight panels for industrial use on truck beds and yachts. Taking these key elements and emphasising rigidity and transparency their signature Starlight was developed. Due to its versatile nature, enabling light play and the use of transparent components, … Continue reading Bountiful Bencore

Marvel at Marble

Marble is a firm favourite- all around the world it is a symbol of grandeur, making up elaborate buildings and monuments. Since ancient Roman times this material has come to be seen as an Italian icon and for Atlas Concorde it is this history they wish to represent with their new collection Marvel. Supplementing this range is Marvel Dream, branching out slightly from the classic … Continue reading Marvel at Marble

The Wall Project

Lisbon based artist Maria Ana Vasco Costa is a treasure of the ceramic world. With a degree in Ceramics and Fine arts and a Masters in Architecture, combining these two worlds into her work seems to be something she does best. Resulting from a creative need to experiment with the possibilities of ceramics by playing with colour, pattern, texture, and form, The Wall Project was … Continue reading The Wall Project

Cooperation in Colorplay

Marazzi‘s new collection features a range of soft inviting neutrals designed to act in partnership with bolder hues or work with more elaborate decors. In keeping with the trend identified by Ceramics of Italy, this delightful mix of colours is on the muted side, each evoking calm. Colorplay’s base shades Cream, Sage, Taupe, and White, and the darker Anthracite and Blue have a relaxing group … Continue reading Cooperation in Colorplay

Trendy Trencadis

Spanish company Trencadís Innovación is relatively new, having just over 10 years experience in Trencadis mosaics, but you wouldn’t know that to look at their creations. The shared passion amongst their young team is shown in spades throughout their portfolio, which currently spans five continents. From the production of the splintered Trencadis tiles to the placement of the design, the work is done by hand … Continue reading Trendy Trencadis

Ceramics of Italy Trends Spring/Summer 2019

In February we took a look at the five biggest trends anticipated to take the tile world by storm. Each has taken the stage over the past few months, but for Ceramics of Italy, the breakdown of Italian tile producers from Coverings in Orlando and ICFF in New York means we’ve now been treated to a slightly different set of trends. This selection of six … Continue reading Ceramics of Italy Trends Spring/Summer 2019