Technical Texture Talent

London based surface design company Graphic Relief specialise in texture and materials, crafting unique and curious works and intricate designs. They have been involved in mural projects, architectural biennales, and art exhibitions, demonstrating the extent of their creativity and the brilliance behind their manufacturing processes. The materials they work with are varied, encompassing concrete, metal, ceramic, plaster, glass, and more. They work closely with their … Continue reading Technical Texture Talent

Ceramic Pop Art

Retro-feel products, toys, and scenes grace the glazed earthenware tiles of Greg Hicho. These whimsical pop art creations are filled with life, nostalgic scenes hand sculpted and moulded, and finished in vibrant colours. Hicho’s ceramic art subjects range from the popular TV dinner, Fluffo Pancakes and messy kitchen, to Troll Dolls, Sea Monkeys, and gumball machines. This take on American culture gives consumers an opportunity … Continue reading Ceramic Pop Art

Finnish Finesse

Finnish designer Maija Puoskari dabbles in all sorts, from lighting to pottery, and from furniture to textile. She also has a few things for the Tile Addict. Predominantly playing with 3D relief, her varied selection of tile designs fit perfectly in today’s desire for the unique, and the trend for texture. Her Finnish roots form much of her inspiration, with natural elements being highlighted or … Continue reading Finnish Finesse

Margraf Moulds Marble

Advances in machine technology never cease to amaze. In the world of the design they are key to manipulating raw materials and producing unique styles. Now, cutting-edge CNC machinery has enabled Italian company Margraf to creatively shape marble. The inclusion of this new process has enabled a new collection of 3D wall coverings which showcase marble with a variety of different textures. Using such a … Continue reading Margraf Moulds Marble

The Wall Project

Lisbon based artist Maria Ana Vasco Costa is a treasure of the ceramic world. With a degree in Ceramics and Fine arts and a Masters in Architecture, combining these two worlds into her work seems to be something she does best. Resulting from a creative need to experiment with the possibilities of ceramics by playing with colour, pattern, texture, and form, The Wall Project was … Continue reading The Wall Project

Cooperation in Colorplay

Marazzi‘s new collection features a range of soft inviting neutrals designed to act in partnership with bolder hues or work with more elaborate decors. In keeping with the trend identified by Ceramics of Italy, this delightful mix of colours is on the muted side, each evoking calm. Colorplay’s base shades Cream, Sage, Taupe, and White, and the darker Anthracite and Blue have a relaxing group … Continue reading Cooperation in Colorplay

Kaza Concrete Diverge collection Aimee Munro 3d tile

Brilliantly Bauhaus

Kaza Concrete‘s 3D tile range is extensive. From Cracked Earth designed by Hugo Bugg to highlight water scarcity while creating tiles that imitate fissures and parched ground, to Philanthia- a re-creation of the floor tiles of the last standing Art Nouveau flower shop in Europe. Their 3D tiles have a lot going for them and branch off in many aesthetic directions. One of their new … Continue reading Brilliantly Bauhaus

What a Relief!

A fun geometric puzzle takes many forms in Okiun‘s Elements.  3D relief, shadow play, vibrant colour, and visual effects all have their place amongst the varied shapes on show. Ranging from hexagons and triangles to organic curved forms, these designs transform any wall into a visual spectacle. Fiore’s floral pinwheel adds an element of grace and invites hands to follow the waves. Natura takes a … Continue reading What a Relief!

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