A few specific things caught the Tile Addict’s eye this year at Cersaie. Each will be explored further in detail, but here is a small round-up of what we have in store in the coming days.
Working with wood
A few curious and interesting takes on the wood-look tile were presented at a handful of stands- from a play on inlaid wood, to impossible material combinations, to awesome tactile 3D surfaces. There were a few new things to get excited about, even for those who have seen enough wood-look tiles to last a life time. Full article
Jungle is massive
Although we have already taken a brief look at the tile world’s take on jungle print, it still had a strong, undeniable presence at Cersaie this year. So many companies are interpreting the tropical in their own way, taking a simplistic approach, playing with bold colours, or adding texture and metallics, each has its own take and there is a lot to see! Full article part 1 and part 2
Metallics and pearlescent
When looking at stand after stand for something exciting, a hint of metallic or the ethereal shine of pearlescent definitely helps catch the eye. And there was a bit of it about for the Tile Addict to enjoy, whether it was an accented pattern or a wall of textured, glossy pearl. Full article
Although there was plenty of bold colour at the show, it was the hints of pastel that stood out across a broad range of stands. Predominantly used as a block colour tile, there were some uses that mixed and matched the subtle tones to create delightful pattern ranges. Full article
This size trend has been going on all year and Tile Addict was on the hunt to see who was incorporating it into their collections. And there was a lot of it- many of which combined the pastel trend with the skinny format. There were some unique sizes, trend combinations, and innovative features found. Full article
There were also many, many intriguing pieces that can not easily be categorised and we look forward to sharing them too!
A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, October 2019.