Brightly Barred Brandhorst

Colourfully welcoming visitors to the arts district in Munich is the Museum Brandhorst – its façade varied and enticing, like a box of crayons. Designed by architecture firm Sauerbruch Hutton, the exterior was created as an indication of what lays behind it. Using around 36,000 TERRART®-Baguette ceramic rods in 23 custom colours the building itself becomes an abstract display. Continue reading Brightly Barred Brandhorst

Birds in Trees Charcoal Smoke and Fire Tiles

A Story of Smoke and Fire

With a group of designers whose priority is in the art, Smoke and Fire Tiles is a ceramic treasure trove. Founded in Stamford, Lincolnshire by Mark Aldridge, the company now resides in a converted granary in Suffolk. Their artistic skill is shown in spades throughout their collections which not only covers tile, but also other forms of ceramic art. Continue reading A Story of Smoke and Fire

Beautifully Botanical

“London weeds” aren’t words that often inspire stunning images. But when put into context of the ceramic designs from Glithero, it’s easy to see their beauty. The company, composed of British designer Tim Simpson and Dutch designer Sarah van Gameren, produces a whole raft of varied and unique products. Continue reading Beautifully Botanical

Technical Texture Talent

London based surface design company Graphic Relief specialise in texture and materials, crafting unique and curious works and intricate designs. They have been involved in mural projects, architectural biennales, and art exhibitions, demonstrating the extent of their creativity and the brilliance behind their manufacturing processes. The materials they work with are varied, encompassing concrete, metal, ceramic, plaster, glass, and more. They work closely with their … Continue reading Technical Texture Talent

Etruscan design by Mario Montanari

Maestro Montanari

Although I have been writing about ceramic tiles for decades, and have visited Cersaie every year for over a quarter of a century, I still get a flush of excitement at the thought of this year’s show. I guess I really am a Tile Addict! So, in just four weeks, Hanna and I will pack our bags and head off to Bologna … full of … Continue reading Maestro Montanari

budri showroom Patricia Urqiola marble design interior

Creative Space

Earlier this year Milan welcomed another showstopping showroom to their streets. Located at Foro Buonaparte 60, right in the heart of the city, leading marble masters Budri can be found. Patricia Urqiuola, one of the brands creators and collaborators, and renowned architect and designer was enlisted to design the space. Continue reading Creative Space

Gorgeous Geometry

Los Angeles based Tracey Reinberg is the brains behind Kismet Tile. Since 1997 she has been using her talents to design exciting patterns for fabrics and wall coverings, working with big names in the furnishing industry. After inspiration from the Spanish Revival architecture’s use of cement encaustic tile during her childhood in San Antonio, her gift for design was eventually translated onto her first line … Continue reading Gorgeous Geometry

Hand-crafted Haveli

Fabric and wallpaper designer Neisha Crosland has always had an eye for pattern. Transforming her gift onto textiles and wall coverings allowed others to enjoy her keen sense of style – to simply marvel at her creations or to be lucky enough to incorporate them into their own homes. Continue reading Hand-crafted Haveli

Finnish Finesse

Finnish designer Maija Puoskari dabbles in all sorts, from lighting to pottery, and from furniture to textile. She also has a few things for the Tile Addict. Predominantly playing with 3D relief, her varied selection of tile designs fit perfectly in today’s desire for the unique, and the trend for texture. Continue reading Finnish Finesse

Classy CON.CREA

Tasteful minimalism with an industrial flair is the mood of the day with Ariostea‘s CON.CREA. The collection’s Ultra slabs are now accompanied by the versatile and traditional sizes of 1,200 by 600mm, 600 by 600mm, and 600 by 300mm, enabling their use in smaller spaces, or providing an alternative to vast, uninterrupted expanses of texture. Continue reading Classy CON.CREA

Jungle Heavy

Inspired by the release of one of the newest additions to Wallsauce.com‘s endless wall decor options – Andrea Hasse and her Jungle murals – Tile Addict has been scouring the ceramic world for similar jungle inspiration. As stylised jungle patterns have been a must-have for interiors and design for a while- large Monstera, Arelia and palm leaves featuring heavily with a range of vibrant summery … Continue reading Jungle Heavy

Iznik Inspired

We are lucky today to have the pleasure of enjoying Iznik tiles, and for new ones to still be created. Originally produced in the 15th and 16th Centuries in the Ottoman Empire, by the 17th Century the practice of creating these tiles had all but disappeared. Although these magnificent ceramics could still be viewed in vast numbers in Mosques and museums, the replicas for sale … Continue reading Iznik Inspired

Margraf Moulds Marble

Advances in machine technology never cease to amaze. In the world of the design they are key to manipulating raw materials and producing unique styles. Now, cutting-edge CNC machinery has enabled Italian company Margraf to creatively shape marble. Continue reading Margraf Moulds Marble

MUDA Mavericks

Tile Addict has a special love for public art, and it often seems that there aren’t nearly enough artists utilising ceramics in their work. After covering and re-covering the works of Pixel, Tiler, Add Fuel, Invader, and Tim Bachor, we didn’t think we’d be lucky enough to come across more artists this year. Continue reading MUDA Mavericks

Keep it Karoistanbul

Using their education and experience in design and craft, Karoistanbul have created an extensive portfolio showcasing their impressive product range. Creating encaustic cement-based tiles since 1990, they have produced copious amounts of flooring and wall coverings and also offer a restoration service. Continue reading Keep it Karoistanbul

Azulej Amalgam

Mix and match tiles have been big for the last few years, variations in patterns with a cohesive colour palatte creating vibrant spaces with a whole lot to look at. Patricia Urquiola has taken this theme and ran with it to create Azulej for Mutina. Continue reading Azulej Amalgam