Cersaie is the gift that keeps on giving, and this third installment of the curiosities from the show demonstrates wonderfully the range of delights we had the privilege of seeing. One particular collection from the Gigacer stand made quite the impression with its varied textured geometric patterns and bold colour choices. Ink has a unique appearance, modern lively colours, subtle shade variation and a look of aging, as well as a multipatterned surface that seems to have a mind of its own.
A fun mosaic project from Atlas Concorde really made an impact. The textured mosaics of their Raw Decors heavily featured grout lines, enabling a range of varied looks with coloured grout, textural differences, and visual effects. Developed to bring together a range of contemporary designs, the collection’s decors combine a range of gorgeous geometric shapes that can be enriched and personalised for unique interior looks.
The Veneto Ceramicas stand had quite the range of curiosities including various wood looks and pre-cracked tiles, but that wasn’t all they had on offer. This abstract animal design was an unepxected sight. The Darwin range takes clear inspiration from nature, focusing on stylised animal sketches and rough watercoloured figures, creating a delicate selection of shapes that don’t immediately reveal what they are.
We have spoken previously about the beauty of Kintsugi and the many ways it has inspired tile and design but the varied look doesn’t get old and it’s always a pleasure to find new ways its aesthetic is being incorporated into the ceramic world. On these new Ensō teal tiles from Wow Design the gold veining takes the aged, pre-cracked look to another level.
A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, October 2019.