Hemp House

Hemp is fast being recognised as one of the most important crops to tackle climate change due to its prolific growing potential, carbon-sequestering nature, and its capacity to be used in almost any industry. Its ability to sequester carbon begins from the moment it is seeded, with one ton of harvested hemp fiber sequestering approximately 1.62 tons of CO². In the building world hemp’s popularity … Continue reading Hemp House

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Crossville’s Cursive

This customisable collection from Crossville creates captivating compositions with contemporary colours and coordinated choices. Cursive utlises a select variety of shapes and colours, with design freedom for consumers that, as Crossville’s Lindsey Waldrep states, enables “designers to create spaces as unique as their personal handwriting.” There are six format options: 3”x6” and 3”x12” rectangles, 6” squares, 6” triangles, as well as 4” circles and 2” … Continue reading Crossville’s Cursive

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Lightweight Loofah

Building material alternatives are some of the most exciting things to write about – celebrating innovation that seeks to minimise our impact on the planet, and work for the benefit of non-human creatures is a pleasure that is thankfully becoming ever more common. In a research project from the Indian School of Design and Innovation in Mumbai aimed at developing healthy and environmentally friendly building … Continue reading Lightweight Loofah

Chip[s]Board Covering

Despite our love for sustainable design and product innovation, there is one building material we haven’t previously covered – the humble potato. But the creations by Chip[s]Board cannot go unnoticed. Founders Rowan Minkley and Rob Nicoll teamed up with family-owned potato company McCain to turn potato skins into a range of durable, non-toxic, and biodegradable materials. The starting point for the innovative company was to … Continue reading Chip[s]Board Covering

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Patternity Partnership

Strong believers in the power of pattern Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham founded the ‘conscious creative organisation’ Patternity in 2009 to promote, inspire, and develop ideas surrounding the positive benefits of pattern in society. Embracing pattern as it presents itself in nature and the everyday in order to reconnect with our environment is at the core of Patternity’s philosphy. The desire to engage with life’s … Continue reading Patternity Partnership

Panelling Perfection

We spent Cevisama enjoying the old school styles brought to back life with ceramics, paying special attention to the increasing appreciation of panelling. Lapicida‘s new range of decorative floor and wall tiles have created a wonderful mimic of the traditional comfort of wooden panelled walls. The Wainscot Panel provide classic rectangular detailing, modernising the look by inverting the relief and providing a subtle textural accent … Continue reading Panelling Perfection

Timber Terrazzo

Introducing another transformative twist on terrazzo taking timber trash and twisting it into tabletops and tiles. Foresso is a new composite material combining offcuts and sawdust from British manufacturing with a 0% VOC resin cast to produce a sustainable and durable surface material with 78kg of CO² stored in every sheet. Each slab is finished by hand and sealed with a food safe hardwax oil … Continue reading Timber Terrazzo

Karak Collabs

We last covered the creatives at Karak back in 2017, providing their in-depth story, and an insight into their production processes. The Raku revivalists are still going strong, creating custom pieces, and utilising their expertise in developing dynamic and geometric designs created to highlight and magnify the unique finish. Last year the company experimented with a few firsts, including the creation of custom tiles for … Continue reading Karak Collabs

Varied Vernís

We’re not finished with Cevisama just yet. There is still one special collection to share – the plentiful, stylish, and disparate designs presented at the stand of glaze, colour, and printing specialist Vernís. Much like in Apavisa‘s Fluid, watermarbling is a feature of Vernís’ Lycuit. The curvy organic waves decorate the tiles in brown earth tones, and are highlighted with glaze on pale neutrals. Kahlo … Continue reading Varied Vernís

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Cevisama Curiosities VI

Our last collection of curiosities are some of our favourite finds from the show. We’ve been waiting to share these eye-catching geometric reliefs, intricate mix-and-match, and fantastical displays for a month. First up is Nexo‘s Decorative Mix. These 330 by 330mm tiles take the mix-and-match trend to the next level, creating patterns within patterns and tiles within tiles. The result is an enormously impactful feature … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities VI

Cevisama Curiosities V

There are still curiosities a-plenty to share from Cevisama, with a delightful array of fun and decorative pieces that have yet to be given the spotlight. Codicer is always a winner, with displays that consistantly showcase unique designs and heaps of personality. Their 250 by 250mm Graph collection demonstrates this wonderfully with squiggly mix-and-match patterns with naive strokes. The random, sporadic, cartoon lines have a … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities V

Cevisama Curiosities IV

At this year’s Cevisama there was a notable lean towards matching sets – that is, differing formats that work together, collections utilising the same shades for cohesive design, and combinations that one might not have thought of. Durstone combined their 315 by 1,000mm 3D square decor relief tiles Japandi Kayachi with the 230 by 270mm hexagonal terrazzo designs of Six. Matching the colours of Blue, … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities IV