In August we took a look at the tile world’s tropical offerings and this year at Cersaie company after company were incorporating jungle print into their collections. A large range of interpretations of the theme were presented, some with a focus on bright colourful flora and fauna, some incorporating textures and metallics, and some taking a very subtle approach. Over the next two posts, we will be showcasing the awesome variety of this theme from the show.
APE Grupo brought the jungle theme in a variety of ways. Their Silk collection includes white 3D relief tiles, with the decors heavily reliant on tropical imagery. Decor Set (3) Toucan offers four colour options (Ocre, Green, Blue, and Graphite) and two variations in pattern (sets ABC and DEF) to enable a continuous but varied scene. A similar look is achieved with Decor Set (3) Virnia which comes in Turquoise and features a different set of tropical foliage and fauna.
Decor Sets Biba and Lost Paradise use only the imagery of large jungle leaves and tropical plants, with Biba taking a more colourful aproach and Lost Paradise featuring metallic accented leaves in two colours (Blue and Green). A slightly blingy tropical look is achieved in Marbella which offered a big leaf jungle print in white and gold with glittery accents.
A service previously covered by Tile Addict is Fiandre‘s Design Your Slab which gives customers the freedom to create any pattern and design that they wish. The company’s demonstrations of what can be achieved with this service in terms of colour and detail take a lot of inspiration from jungle scenes, giving us a whole range of tropical designs to chose from.
From Terratina Group Sartotria comes a range of seven tropical inspired ceramic wallpaper prints, including illustrations of flamingos, watercolour birds, and leaves. In Scenari each design is a unique take on the theme and the fun and lively colour scheme ties the varied collection together.
From Polis Ceramiche comes Jungle Azzurro, a delightful combination of neutral blue/grey, navy, and vibrant orange. These tiles were featured alongside a selection of similarly coloured tiles with a textured efffect, highlighting the use of tropical print as a feature next to a more toned down colour palette. The absence of green also gives this design a completely different mood, whilst the bright orange monstsera leaves give a nod to the traditionally colourful theme.
Technolam takes yet anther approach, refraining from bright colour and producing the leaf effect pattern solely with stone look variations. Although the tiles do not focus on detail like many of those covered previously, the jungle theme is still very present – the dark earthy colours are not unlike those that can be seen deep in the jungle and on a tropical forest floor. The size variety of the leaf motif adds to how effective this style is at presenting the jungle theme.
There are many more companies and their offerings to come in the jungle print series including smaller format tiles, textured greyscale designs, and block colour foliage scenes.
A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, October 2019.