Solus Dreadnought

Solus’s sensational brick bonanza

Clerkenwell Design Week served up a smorgasbord of ceramic surprises this year, but none were quite as tasty as Solus’s sensorial spread of Ketley bricks.  One of the UK’s leading tile distributors, Solus UK teamed up with architectural practice Szczepaniak Astridge to create a sensory architectural installation in the company’s strategically-located London showroom.  Sensory architecture explores the potential of non-visual acuities, not to the detriment … Continue reading Solus’s sensational brick bonanza

Bacteria Builds bioLITH

The harsh reality of mass manufacturing is that, for the most part, it’s not particularly good for the planet. The production of building materials is no exception, yet with a large and growing population, individuals are going to continue to need housing. Looking for ways to produce these materials without polluting or taking too much from the environment is a giant step taken by bioMASON. Continue reading Bacteria Builds bioLITH

All in a Glaze Work

One thing that can transform a tile from humdrum to extraordinary is its glaze – not only there to add shine, but also to create exciting effects like craquelure or iridescence. One company has made glaze its focus, expanding its collection by experimenting with furnace temperature and mineral reactions. Continue reading All in a Glaze Work

Deconstructing Decoration

The key to the impact of Decortiles’ 2017 portfolio lies in the duality between the brutal and the delicate. This, together with a multiplicity of surfaces, formats, and finishes, including on-trend sober tones of grey, black, and white, results in a range that both excites and offers clear commercial potential. Continue reading Deconstructing Decoration

Apposite Aparici

Right now very few companies on the planet can match Aparici’s 2017/18 portfolio for sheer inventiveness, humour, tone, texture and graphic joie de vivre. Continue reading Apposite Aparici