Mussel Glass

New biomaterial coming through – this time it’s mussels! Bureau de Change, an architecture firm founded by Katerina Dionysopoulou and Billy Mavropoulos, take things step further than mere building design. Using their passion for innovation they have created intriguing exhibitions, a unique pentagonal table, striking window displays, and today’s feature – a whole new surface. This new surface material -Thames Glass- is the brain child … Continue reading Mussel Glass

Mosaic Factory’s Flow

The possibilities are endless with Mosaic Factory‘s Flow. Poured cement in every colour imaginable offers customisation at every level. You simply design what you like, and Mosaic Factory create it for you. Terrazzo style chip patterns, abstract art, and psychedelic colour combinations are showcased throughout their Flow portfolio. Create a family mural with kid’s artwork, design with splatters, swirls, strokes, and stripes, or pick your … Continue reading Mosaic Factory’s Flow

Deliciously Retro

Tile designer Ayse Iyriboz has created a delectable range of ice cream shop-inspired tiles for Clay Imports. Reigniting memories and blending recollections of 1970s France and Izmir, Turkey, Iyriboz’s designs offer up retro glamour with a delicious side of romantic youth. La Patisserie features four motifs – the stylised Tulipe, the elegant Bonjour, and the adorable Pio Pio in Petit and Grande. A soft, warm … Continue reading Deliciously Retro

Cyberspace Curiosities VII

The curiousities continue with July’s edition. We’ve got colour, shape, and some weirdly wonderful designs. 1) VP12830 This curious wibbly sea kelp style tile from Ceramica Pinto is fun, fresh, and extremely unusual. The marks of the artist are present in the paint strokes adding even more personality to the tiles. 2) Harlequin Handmade Tropical Found on Etsy, these wonderfully colourful handmade terrazzo style speckled … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities VII

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

Splats and Shapes of CR Studio4

California-based CR Studio4 have been making tiles for 25 years. What started in a garage has since blossomed into a 5,500 sq ft factory that produces fabulous hand-made tile creations, some of which we’re sharing today. Rather than attempt to cover all of the tiles they have on offer, we’re focusing on their mosaic-style offering. Rather than classic sheeted squares, hexagons, or penny mosaics, CR … Continue reading Splats and Shapes of CR Studio4

4 Weird and Wonderful tiles ranges we never got to share

We’ve been following the tile world for a long time, but with so much to see and report on, there are some things that have been missed. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t important or inspiring, so we’ve gathered a few fantastic tile collections we never got to share. 1) Onza by MUT Delicious looking pieces of ceramic chocolate make up MUT‘s Onza collection designed … Continue reading 4 Weird and Wonderful tiles ranges we never got to share

These tiles change colour while you shower

OG Weird & Wonderful tile creators Moving Color have a huge range of reactive surfaces. Each piece is sensitive to heat, changing colour depending on the temperature of their surroundings. The seven ranges – Touch Sensitive, Tie Dye, Watercolour, Aurora, Organic Line, Liquid Line, and Northern Lights – each offer their own colour spectrum starting and transforming into a variety of shades. Northern Lights are … Continue reading These tiles change colour while you shower

Shelter Island Chic

Lunada Bay Tile and American potter Jonathan Adler have collaborated in a collection inspired by his home in Long Island, New York. Shelter Island blends the Japanese tradition of hand-crafted ceramics with Adler’s unusual modern finesse to form a sequence of curves and lines elevated with texture and comforting matt glazes. The chosen colours are seven soft Scandi neutrals in shades of blue and grey. … Continue reading Shelter Island Chic

A History of Brazil in Woodern Tiles

Hilighting Brazilian history in a trio of wooden tile collections is the beautiful Brasiliana. Created in a collaboration between wood transforming specialists Oca Brasil and surface designer Renata Rubim, the Brasiliana Collection restores cultural heritage in the most beautiful way. Three different periods – Tribal, Colonial, and Modernist – inspire the designs, each of which is handcrafted in solid, reforested teak, eucalyptus, or valchromat (fully … Continue reading A History of Brazil in Woodern Tiles

Tile ranges that come in every colour of the rainbow

To round off our celebration of colour for Pride Month we’ve got five tile ranges that offer up every colour of the rainbow. 1) Technicolor This elongated metro tile collection from 41zero42 blends a subtle wood-effect texture with every from red, orange, and yellow, to green, blue, pink, and neutral. 2) Urban Atelier In a classic metro, square shape, and a range of special pieces, … Continue reading Tile ranges that come in every colour of the rainbow

Nestor & Røtsen

Creative brothers Devi and Denneb Vervaeke were always drawn to artistic process. Finding balance between contrasting, contradicting elements and a love for texture and natural erosion informed their painting, and eventually developed into the varies collections that comprise Nestor & Røtsen. Tiled tables topped with unique handcrafted pieces are a Nestor & Røtsen signature. Each table features a dynamic patchwork with varying shades and formats … Continue reading Nestor & Røtsen

Cyberspace Curiosities VI

For the sixth time this year we’re bringing you a small collection of ceramic curiousities we’ve found online. 1) Cement Pattern 01z This curiously covid-shaped pattern from Best Tile has some seriously funky vibes. These handmade cement tiles offer a touch of colourful vibrancy with a motif to spark conversation. 2) Ghenos Tiles When searching for the artist behind the tiles in a home we … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities VI

Six rainbow tiles that will fill your home with PRIDE

Decorate your home in rainbows with this funky selection of colourful tiles. 1) Rainbow Stripes These tiles from Otto Tiles & Design do exactly what they say on the tin. Stripes of yellow, red, green, blue, and indigo add playful decor whilst a soft creamy shade separates the colours to create a pop. 2) Raktion Mix Decor A galaxy burst of technicolour decorates these hexagonal … Continue reading Six rainbow tiles that will fill your home with PRIDE

Nifty NineFifty

Lava and clay lead the way for exciting eco-conscious company NineFifty. Beginning in the Sicilian city of Caltagirone, NineFifty’s founders Nicolò and Fausto sought to preserve and reinvent the ancient production methods of this ceramic-forward place whilst respecting the land and the resources it provides. In order to stick to their environmental goals they keep their supply chain short and minimise waste in their production. … Continue reading Nifty NineFifty

10 More Tile Designers You Should Know

Following the popularity of our last list of tile designers we thought we’d give you 10 more! 1) Marianne Smink Embracing the imperfections inherent in handcrafted tiles, Smink’s collections are designed around lines and patchworks with families of colour curated for perfect mixing and matching. 2) Toni Cumella Born in 1951, the son of ceramicist Antoni Cumella, Toni Cumella studied industrial engineering at Barcelona University … Continue reading 10 More Tile Designers You Should Know

The place where tiles become art

Founded in 1849 in Lisbon, Viúva Lamego has been producing tile for longer than most. Built between 1849 and 1865, the factory was originally the pottery workshop of António Costa Lamego and featured a decorative tiled façade by the factory’s artistic director Ferreira das Tabuletas. Since the 1930’s the company has been collaborating with artists (such as comic illustrator Jorge Barradas) to emphasise and embrace … Continue reading The place where tiles become art

Geon Tile

Canadian company Geon Tile started life in 2011 as River City Tile Company in Edmonton, Alberta. Founders Aaron and Chelsea Brown began with carefully selected tile ranges that suited their design needs and aesthetic preferences, bringing gorgeous encaustic tiles to their local region. But lead times and limited choices inspired a change and the creation of their own designs. And their designs make us want … Continue reading Geon Tile

Reclaiming Italy’s Finest

Reclaimed tiles are big news – they’re eco-friendly, carry a wealth of historic charm, and can suit any number of favoured contemporary interior styles from desert modern to farmhouse chic. There are countless companies offering a rich portfolio of salvaged vintage tiles (including some we have already covered such as Maitland & Poate, Bert & May, and The Antique Floor Company) and today we’re sharing … Continue reading Reclaiming Italy’s Finest

Jeschkelanger’s Neoterrazzo

German art duo Anja Langer and Marie Jeschke (otherwise known as Jeschkelanger) will ignite your fire for surface design. Using domestic glass (from windows, doors, and tables) to produce their melting moments Contact Zones – described as “a meeting point between the two artists on glass, the melting moment between Jeschkelanger’s practice with glass and architecture, and the project empty_glass – an encounter with chef … Continue reading Jeschkelanger’s Neoterrazzo