Matera Prima CIR Gruppo Romani new tile collection

CIR Celebrates Ceramics

The new Materia Prima collection from Gruppo Romani brand CIR Manifatture Ceramiche strips ceramic back to its basic form and reimagines it for a contemporary audience. Using cutting-edge technology and ceramic-focused research on aesthetics and fundamentals CIR have produced a wonderfully distinctive range. Continue reading CIR Celebrates Ceramics

Paprica by Marca Corona

Exploring the sustainability of ceramic surfaces

Ceramic products can be certified as complying with the main international green building assessment protocols (LEED, BREEAM, etc.). Ceramic products may be compliant because they possess many of the characteristics required to earn credits, such as: a content of at least 20% by weight of post-consumer recycled material or the equivalent percentage of pre-consumer recycled material, the absence of VOC emissions, sector or product EPD certification, and optimised energy performance. Continue reading Exploring the sustainability of ceramic surfaces

Zhanna Kadyrova ceramic tile artist exhibition

Confounding Ceramic Clothing

Ukrainian artist Zhanna Kadyrova is re-purposing tiles in a way you have to see to believe. It started with second-hand tiles found in São Paulo in 2014 but she has since made use of tiles from Soviet-era buildings in her native Ukraine, decorated a mannequin with materials from Chernobyl, and most recently has used tiles from an old Venetian hotel to craft her masterpieces. Continue reading Confounding Ceramic Clothing

Retroactive2.0 by Crossville

Ceramic tile for safe and sustainable homes

The UL-certified Industry-Wide Environmental Product Declaration for North American-made ceramic tile shows that ceramic tile has the lowest environmental impact across major impact categories, when compared to other floorings with generic EPDs evaluated under the same product category rules. Continue reading Ceramic tile for safe and sustainable homes

Ceramics of Italy Trends Spring/Summer 2019

In February we took a look at the five biggest trends anticipated to take the tile world by storm. Each has taken the stage over the past few months, but for Ceramics of Italy, the breakdown of Italian tile producers from Coverings in Orlando and ICFF in New York means we’ve now been treated to a slightly different set of trends. This selection of six … Continue reading Ceramics of Italy Trends Spring/Summer 2019

Collaboration with Alejandro Zaera in Aiuchi, Japan

Toni Cumella: Ceramic Visionary

Toni Cumella’s ceramic expertise has been utilised by architects such as Enric Miralles, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, and Jean Nouvel. These collaborations have made Ceramica Cumella’s material a key component of Barcelona’s stunning built environment. Continue reading Toni Cumella: Ceramic Visionary

Wide&Style by ABK: House

Kaleidoscopic Ceramics

Wide&Style is the new on-demand collection from ABK Ceramiche that brings together large panels and high-resolution digital decoration. Its unique blend of innovative technologies and creativity lends a distinctive, personal look to any project. Continue reading Kaleidoscopic Ceramics

Examples from the Pixel Pop collection

Ceramic Cartoon Creations

The Pixel Pop range from CTD Tiles allow customers to recreate characters from comics, films, games and TV programmes in tile. There are eight designs available: Green Galactic Genius, Green Giant, Magical Baby Horse, Night Vigilante, Red Italian Plumber, Sir Superspeed, Space Soldier, and Thunder Warrior. Each pack has a design blueprint, as well as all of the tiles required. Continue reading Ceramic Cartoon Creations

Unglazed façade prototype

Collaborative Explorations in Ceramics

British and international ceramicists have created a series of ceramic ceilings and walls that show different vernacular languages, reflecting local heritage and identity and ECALab is hosting a talk to flag up the upcoming RIBA North exhibition, Cerámica, on traditional ceramic techniques and digital engineering processes have been used to produce sustainable architectural elements. Coinciding with this year’s Tate Exchange theme of production, shaped by artist Clare Twomey, this discussion will focus on craft, technology, material use and sustainability. Continue reading Collaborative Explorations in Ceramics

Wrecked furniture but not as you know it

Waste is an unfortunate reality for the majority of industries, which is why at Diary of a Tile Addict we love to highlight companies and creatives seeking to minimise or re-use waste. The ceramic industry has its own share of waste related issues but Chinese company Bentu Design is determined to highlight this whilst producing a series of functional objects. Continue reading Wrecked furniture but not as you know it

Paris-based Ceramic Custodians

Almaviva is a Paris-based tile atelier that makes Delft tiles, azulejo panels and hand-made glazed tiles. The studio’s specialties also include Italian Renaissance majolica tiles, medieval pavements, Iznik panels and Islamic tiles, including zellige. The clay is stamped by hand and the decoration hand-painted with natural oxides. Continue reading Paris-based Ceramic Custodians

Warp by Living Ceramics

Living Ceramics

Living Ceramics is one of the brightest additions to the ceramic tile firmament. Established around three years ago, the company has benefited from being able to integrate the potential of the latest tile manufacturing technologies, and also the modern perception of ceramic tiles, when developing its progressive business ethos. Continue reading Living Ceramics

Iznik Inspired

We are lucky today to have the pleasure of enjoying Iznik tiles, and for new ones to still be created. Originally produced in the 15th and 16th Centuries in the Ottoman Empire, by the 17th Century the practice of creating these tiles had all but disappeared. Although these magnificent ceramics could still be viewed in vast numbers in Mosques and museums, the replicas for sale … Continue reading Iznik Inspired