Seeing so many tiles day in day out can lead to a mind full of fabulous images, but it can be hard to remember every range, pattern, and design that’s tickled our fancy over the years. That said, there are some pieces in particular that have stayed with us, becoming firm favourites that we will never forget, so we thought we’d share a few of those with you, starting with a selection from Italy.
1. Araldica by Federico Pepe for CEDIT
This range is really something special. Fantastically unique and incredibly hypnotising, these water-marble look large format slabs in contrasting colours offer a powerful decorative option for interiors. The geometric decors are phemonenal features, adding psychedelic style with a touch of class.
2. Brac by Nathalie du Pasquier for Mutina
As a close relative of the cobogó it will come as no surprise to many of you that Brac is one of our favourites. The strikingly simple perforated brick can be used for any number of fantastic interior features. In a range of both striking and subtle shades, Brac’s versatile nature makes it a gem of design, and one that we won’t easily forget.
3. Cava by LucidiPevere for Living Ceramics
This collection is so stunningly simple in its design and outstandingly beautiful in its result, it’s been a favourite of ours since we first saw it over 3 years ago. Emphasising grout as decor elevates each shape and layout and takes the design to another level. Each specially selected colour adds sophistication whilst the shapes, angles, and patterns created produce a dynamic, stand-out space.
4. Arché range by Mario Montanari for Katy’s Line
This range has a special place in our hearts, as well as a special place on our hallway wall. First admired in 1999, these Etruscan inspired designs depict ancient scenes accented with gold, creating a royal antique look that sparks the imagination. We’ve found nothing like it since, and our love of the range hasn’t diminished in over 20 years!
5. Plumage by Cristina Celestino for Botteganove
The beauitful shape, texture, and various glaze effects of Plumage are what have landed it here amongst our favourites. The uniquely elegant feather shape with matching decor relief produce a truly magnificent effect when covering a surface en masse whilst the flatter, squat fan-shape variation have a comforting aura. Metallic effects, vibrant colours, and stylish neutrals make these tiles to remember.
A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, July 2021.