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Cersaie Curiosities III

Cersaie is the gift that keeps on giving, and this third installment of the curiosities from the show demonstrates wonderfully the range of delights we had the privilege of seeing. One particular collection from the Gigacer stand made quite the impression with its varied textured geometric patterns and bold colour choices. Ink has a unique appearance, modern lively colours, subtle shade variation and a look … Continue reading Cersaie Curiosities III

Ape Grupo coloured ombre tile cersaie 2019

Cersaie Curiosities II

Our previous article on Cersaie‘s curiosities barely scratched the surface of all the design delights from the show. Today we have a selection of four more companies who have created a little something to talk about. This piece by Ceramica Sant’Agostino has a slight 70s flair and an interesting format (250mm by 750mm) that draws the eye away from the grout lines to create the … Continue reading Cersaie Curiosities II

cerasarda pastel nautical marine collection cersaie 2019

Pretty Pastels

The bold colour trend of the year has definitely not disappeared, however some companies have preferred to take a gentler approach. Incorporating pastels in a range of ways, these soft collections add a graceful air to interiors. Fabresa is using pastels in a variety of ways throughout their collections, from the watercolour look purples and greys of Vita and delicately coloured Spatule, to one collection … Continue reading Pretty Pastels

Marazzi Cersaie 2019 tile preview

Sneak Peek for Next Week

Here is a quick little preview of the new collections Marazzi will present at Cersaie next week. Inspired by glossily glazed Moroccan terracotta tiles, Crogiolo Zellige is the new 100 by 100mm format tile. They are produced with a rough, handcrafted appearance, complete with uneven surfaces and glaze variations. Crogiolo d_Segni Blend is the new range of porcelain stoneware cement tiles. They come in 200 … Continue reading Sneak Peek for Next Week

Around the World with Marca Corona

As Cersaie 2019 approaches, Tile Addict is treated to a few previews of what’s in store. Marca Corona‘s stand seeks to take us beyond Italy, and on a journey around the world. Translating the essence of a few select locations onto tile has led to an eclectic range of 9 collections, taking us from New York to Thailand. StoneCloud These stoneware floor and wall tiles … Continue reading Around the World with Marca Corona

Deco Tayberry for 2020

In keeping with the tile world’s take on Pantone’s Colour of the Year – muted and dusty pinks used in place of the bright and lively Living Coral – Original Style‘s Tile of the Year is a mixture of soft pinks and berry tones. Deco Tayberry was selected for the 2020 honour in a combined effort from Original Style and interior designers 2LG Studio. The … Continue reading Deco Tayberry for 2020

Design Your Slabs

This is a truly exciting innovation promoted by Iris Ceramica Group. With Design Your Slabs, any image or design can be recreated on FIANDRE ceramic surfaces. This includes, and focuses on, large scale ceramic slabs – ideal for remarkable façades and show stealing interiors. Their whole system is tailor made with tile formats ranging from 750mm by 375mm to 3,000mm by 1,500mm, although the system … Continue reading Design Your Slabs

Selected Sequel

Exclusive to Parkside in the UK is Sequel from Alusid. Aptly named to follow on from the story their tiles have already started, which Tile Addict covered here. At Clerkenwell the new range was on show, with an intricate look at each step in the manufacturing process. The story of chipped and broken porcelain and glass, re-homed by Alusid into a stunning range of tiles … Continue reading Selected Sequel

Metal-Waste Marvels

It is always inspiring to hear of new ways that old waste materials are being transformed into something completely different – benefiting the planet and appealing to the style conscious among us. One non-renewable resource that we do not hear nearly enough about re-purposing is metal, and few are clued in to the various industries that produce copious metal waste such as water treatment plants. … Continue reading Metal-Waste Marvels

Redesigning Recycling in Rwanda

A new Rwandan start-up is seeking to reduce plastic waste one tile at a time. Coldharbour Tiles was founded by Emily Packer and Jake Calhoun in an attempt to take the world in a new, stylish direction whilst also benefiting the planet and creating something beautiful out of waste. They collect high-density polyethylene (HDPE), plastics marked with the #2 code, usually used in household waste … Continue reading Redesigning Recycling in Rwanda

Awesome Araldica

From CEDIT by Florim comes a truly magical collection. The brains behind these bold and beautiful pieces is artist and graphic designer Federico Pepe. Here he took inspiration from marbled paper, a technique that results in a paper surface with an uncanny resemblance to natural stone and marble, yet with the creative freedom afforded by a multitude of colour pigments. This effect is most commonly … Continue reading Awesome Araldica

Cementine Blanco, Cementine Ocre and Brush Ocre Deco from Mainzu Ceramica (200x200mm)

Colouration, Colouration, Colouration!

Increasingly cropping up in interior style last year, this 2019 trend isn’t shying away. Bold, lively use of colour is here to party. Both interior design and the fashion world have warmly welcomed colour back into the fold, with the former shirking classic neutrals in favour of something a little more fun, and the latter recalling the colour-blocking style from 2011. Interior designers are especially … Continue reading Colouration, Colouration, Colouration!