Textured tiles are increasing in popularity, partly due to the unique subtleties of decoration they can provide an interior, but also due to the increasing designs made available thanks to advances in tile technology. At this year’s Cevisama we focused on the hand-made look – the bumpy organic surface of Moroccan zellige – as well as intricately made ornate panel-looks. There is texture a-plenty cropping up everywhere in the tile world, so we’ve selected ten of the best to share with you.
1. Plumage by Cristina Celestino for Botteganove
These lovely reimagined feather style tiles are the perfect mix of unusual shapes, abtracted nature, and comforting beauty. The tiles come in two forms, one elongated and elegant, and one shorter and fatter in a fish-scale style. They add instant class and intrigue to interiors and exteriors, making an art installation of any wall.
2. Diverge by Aimee Munro for Kaza Concrete
This Bauhaus style collection utilises a whole range of relief styles to produce an interactive set of tiles that adds multiple layers of decoration. Each of the five individual tile designs contains an attitude that can be combined and contrasted with the others, offering huge scope for layout variety and extraordinarily chic results.
3. Rombini by the Bouroullec brothers for Mutina
This simple collection proves that the most standard of shapes can have the most magnificent of impacts. Diamonds and triangles work together to produce a highly classy selection of pieces in Rombini, complete with shadow play, rich classic shades, and inclusion of coloured grout.
4. Elements from Okiun
This range takes texture to the next level, offering a wide variety of shapes, shades, and layouts. Elements is full of 3D fun, with florals, hexagons, triangles, and various other forms that effortlessly transform a space into something exciting and unique.
5. Wainscot Panel from Lapicida
This range from Lapicida takes a traditional element and transforms it into something highly modern. The subtle textured accent is offered in a range of five muted tones – Blush, Turquoise, Gypum, Carnelian, and Obsidian – which can be used alongside their un-textured counterparts.
6. Prismatik from Fuoriformato
This large format 3D textured panel is just one of the designs offered by Fuoriformato. The simple relief has a surprisingly powerful effect that looks both strong and industrial and roughly hand-crafted.
7. Kuusi from Maija Puoskari
These ceramic wall tiles from Finnish designer Maija Puoskari take inspiration from spruce and hand-carved log houses, with soft curved indentations making up the textured surface relief. They can be used to decorate an entire wall, or to be used to produce unique artworks.
8. Textured marble from Margraf
This elegant selection of textured marble adds a whole new decorative element to the classic material. The subtle reliefs give the impression of highly skilled artisanally crafted surfaces, whilst the marble provides interiors with everlasting sophistication.
9. Capitone Satin from Senhor das Pedras
These padded-wall effect tiles are simply delightful. The cement forms have an unmistakable look of softness, offering a cushioned appearance without the maintenance.
10. Dent Cube by Teruo Yasuda for Inax
These three-dimensional mosaic wall tiles were inspired by masu; Japanese cube-shaped wooden vessels used for holding rice or sake for over 1300 years. They combine glass and porcelain at different depths to create a truly unique effect, with dancing shadows and light and a joyful use of colour.
A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, August 2020.