BlingCrete luminous concrete sparkling glass beads light reflecting surface

Bring the Bling

Concrete is no longer simply the dull grey surface that gets hidden under something more stylish- it is now becoming something of a modern look to crave (see, for example, Andrea Maffei’s DOT or Kaza Concrete‘s successful rebranding of concrete as a luxurious material). Companies like Lucem have taken it to another level, embedding LEDs to create luminous building materials that provide an atmospheric glow. … Continue reading Bring the Bling

Sensitile terrazzo scattered light reflecting surface

Sparkling Sensitile

Inspired by a poem from 11th Century Japanese poet Gyokuran, Sensitile founder Abhinand Lath took to design to produce a unique representation of the light and shadow created in bamboo forests. The aim was to create a system of channels which bend and disperse ambient or LED light and form a material that interacted with its surroundings. During his time at the University of Michigan … Continue reading Sparkling Sensitile

Capitone by Senhor das Pedras, Revestir 2017

Tactile Transitions

Senhor Das Pedras offers a beguiling union of high technology, product quality and on-trend designs in cement. The company’s standing was enhanced at Revestir by four powerful new ranges: Urbes, Clean, Puzzle and Boomer. Continue reading Tactile Transitions

Perforated Perfection

Manufatti is an iconic Brazilian company that offers a wide and differentiated portfolio of cogobos and other ceramic pieces: all hand-made, piece by piece. These awesome products are available in various colours; with glazed, frosted, gloss, metallic and bespoke finish options. Continue reading Perforated Perfection

Sculptural Sophistication

Castelatto consistently offers a range of versatile solutions for all spaces and styles. Acutely always aware of current design trends, its products deliver a unique look and allow dramatic interpretation of spaces. Continue reading Sculptural Sophistication

Cobogó Brise by Rosa Pinc for Nina Martinelli

Cobogo Corner

For Revestir, Nina Martinelli is launching the Cobogó Brise, made in architectural concrete, and created by the designer Rosa Pinc. Here form and function are in perfect harmony. “I’ve transformed my always organic shapes into subtle straight lines that allow light and fresh breeze to leave the environment pleasant,” explains Pinc. Continue reading Cobogo Corner

February Fashion Feature

For more than ten years Surface Design Show has been the place where industry people immerse themselves in the latest materials for the built environment, gain new insights and network with like-minded designers and suppliers. From 6th to 8th February 2018, the show will return to London’s Business Design Centre, presenting the newest and best surfaces that the design industry has to offer. Continue reading February Fashion Feature

Sant Anselmo sculpts sumptuous glazed surfaces

Sublime Surface Selection

One of the highlights of The Surface & Materials Show; Lumentile is a luminous construction element that uses cutting-edge technology to display lights, colours and images, creating a chameleonic skin for horizontal or vertical applications. Continue reading Sublime Surface Selection

Concrete Masterclasses

At the London Design Festival, Domus will be hosting the UK launch of Liquid Forms from KAZA Concrete at its impressive Clerkenwell showroom. Domus will also be holding two daytime events, including a Concrete Stories design talk with architect Aybars Asci and a concrete CPD Masterclass. Continue reading Concrete Masterclasses

Lucem installation in Luxembourg by Christiane Besch of Forum

Illuminated Imagination

In Luxembourg, the possibilities of Lucem light transmitting concrete were fully explored when a spacious, private wine store created in an extraordinary living-dining room designed by Christiane Besch of Forum architects. Continue reading Illuminated Imagination

Red Dot Concrete

Bentu’s Shadow design simply let the form follows function, so the concrete tiles are free from unnecessary embellishment; and are thus concise and elegant. Professor Dr. Peter Zec, CEO of the Red Dot Award, says: “Only design visionaries can achieve the perfect harmony between the quality of the function, seductiveness, use and responsibility. The award finds ground-breaking designs like these and makes them visible to the whole world.” Continue reading Red Dot Concrete