Touchy-Feely Tiles

A fantastic collaboration between tile and architecture led to the creation of TOUCHY-FEELY. Founded in 2006 by architects Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis, TOUCHY-FEELY became a platform for sensory-orientated design. Allowing for experimentation in materials, the aim was to develop surfaces that would heighten user experience, and spark deeper relationships between individuals and their environment. Rather than focus purely on the aesthetic, TOUCHY-FEELY’s FOUND SPACE … Continue reading Touchy-Feely Tiles

The Tiled Corridor

This is supremely special. It invigorates the imagination and calms chaos. It’s a hint of hope in a hospital. It’s the exceptionally exquisite Tiled Corridor from Frances Priest. The wonderful work was commissioned by the Edinburgh Lothian Health Foundation for The Royal Edinburgh Hospital which specialises in mental health. Priest sought inspiration from Craig House, the Royal Edinburgh Hospital’s former site, drawing on two Victorian … Continue reading The Tiled Corridor

Shades Blot Dawn Nat (175x205mm) Ceramiche Piemme tile range NYCxDESIGN

Superior Shades

This range was previously covered in Tile Addict back in October but due to the recognition of its excellence from NYCxDESIGN it feels like a good excuse to celebrate these fabulous tiles once again. Designed by Gordon Guillaumier for Ceramiche Piemme, Shades utilises technology to replicate the spontaneous hand of an artist. Within shades there are five colour families representing light variety throughout the day, … Continue reading Superior Shades

Minimale Arazzi Matteo Brioni Studio Irvine clay panels

Cloaked in Clay

This bespoke new panel system from Matteo Brioni makes marvelous use of clay. Company research into the use of clay and the artistic direction of Studio Irvine architect Marialaura Rossiell led to the creation of Arazzi – inspired by tapestries and re-imagined into a modern system. Arazzi is designed as a modular system of panels that can be formed and arranged to create personal and … Continue reading Cloaked in Clay

Changing Perspective

It’s all a matter of perspective for this 3D tile range from Italian design studio Viviana Degrandi. With the aim of connecting city architecture and individual perception of space, Perspective creates an opportunity to imagine the differences in experience through the use of relief, shape, and colour. These unique wall coverings come in three distinctive shapes that skillfully utilise contrasting shades in specific sections of … Continue reading Changing Perspective

Enjoy the view at Brew92

There is a whole host of surface solutions on display at this Saudi-Arabian coffee shop.  It is the third of its kind to be designed by Liqui for Brew92.  This time, Scandinavian design is the clear source of inspiration.  In order to incorporate many elements into this location, including a roastery and lounge rooms, the space is divided up with various bespoke elements.  Despite the … Continue reading Enjoy the view at Brew92

Rainscreen Dream

These terracotta rainscreens are here from Shildan in response to demand for larger format panels. They are designed to enable drainage and evaporation of rainwater and allows for building design to include rainwater penetration prevention. Instead of eliminating the opening that allows water in, the rainscreen prevents the process that that drives water through the opening by allowing air to circulate behind the panels. The … Continue reading Rainscreen Dream

Artisanal Aesthetic

These three new ranges from SomerTile – Essenza, Atelie, and Mandala – combine the well-worn aesthetic of on-trend traditional tiles with the textural variety of hand-made artisanal pieces. Each collection showcases ceramic wall tiles with mixed finishes to complement the aged appearance and highlight the scuffed, faded detail. They are made from natural materials and are free from allergens, VOCs, formaldehyde and PVC. Continue reading Artisanal Aesthetic

Prismatik from Fuoriformato (1000x3000mm)

Texture Happy

Textured tiles of all kinds are cropping up everywhere, expanding on the movement trend from 2018. Whether they are sculpted, moulded, embossed or etched, tactile tiles are going from strength to strength. Some texturised patterns that appeal to both the hand and the eye don’t necessarily make a statement of the relief. Instead they work to complement design creating a complete look with fine, tangible … Continue reading Texture Happy