Organic magic at Organoid

Spy glimpses of nature and flecks of fibre through the unique surface of Organoid. This sensual material takes organic matter and transforms it into decor like no other, complete with texture, detail, and scent. Established in 2013 by Martin Jehart and Mag. Christoph Egger, Organoid blends the beauty of petals, seeds, and hay and forms them into a backing, High Pressure Laminate, flooring, and acoustic … Continue reading Organic magic at Organoid

Tiles like you haven’t seen before

From slip cast tableware to hand crafted murals, South Africa-based Veelvlak Signature Surfaces has 30 years hands-on experience with ceramics. Their gorgeous collections showcase fabulously coloured Wabi-Sabi style surfaces, embracing the beauty of imperfections inherent in handcrafted tile. Embossed, geometric, quaint, quirky, textured, faint, and intense designs all feature with powerful colours and intricate detail. So many unique creations topped with bubbles and ridges, coloured … Continue reading Tiles like you haven’t seen before

It’s like déjà vu

Sticking to their roots – both social and geographical – the artisans at Le Nid handcraft stunning ceramics at the base of Mount Etna, highlighting the magic of being Made in Sicily. Studio Le Nid – then Il Nido – was founded in 1966 by Barbaro Messina, a creative inspired by the ancients and on the hunt for innovative techniques. In the 70s experimentation led … Continue reading It’s like déjà vu

Cyberspace Curiosities IX

Our ninth collection of ceramic curiosities found in cyberspace, enjoy! 1) Uonuon The creatives at 14oraitaliana have blended the cartoonish whimsy of Pop Art with the chic style of wood-effect tiles to produce a collection with personality to spare. Uonuon comes in 14 colours, including a rich mustard yellow, soft blues, dramatic black, and organic shades with a Scandi flavour. 2) Stracciatella Blue Natural A … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities IX

Retro Reimagined with Dazey LA x Haustile

Since seeing the tiles used in the Trixie Motel, we’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of a Dazey LA x Haustile collection. And today that wait is over! Queen of all things Maximal, and lover of bold, modern-retro motifs, Dani Dazey has carried through her incredible gift for vivacious design into five fabulous patterns, now available at Haustile. Subtly muted variations of Dazey’s popular apparel … Continue reading Retro Reimagined with Dazey LA x Haustile

Make way for Maison Bahya

Since 2015 Maison Bahya has been expanding the design possibilities of cement tiles by offering custom creations and modern motifs. The company, founded by couple Audrey and Alexandre, designs all of its tiles in Paris and employs skilled artisans in their workshop in Tangier to bring each tile to life. There are over 300 patterns to choose from amongst their collections including familiar classics from … Continue reading Make way for Maison Bahya

Five unusual nature-inspired tile collections

Tropical patterns, jungle-themed design and fabulous florals all have their place in nature-inspired design. But today’s post is for interiors that require something a little more abstract, so here are five tile designs that take a more unusual approach. 1) Mud This earthy collection by Francisco Segarra for Peronda brings ancient building practices into modern design by highlighting the beauty, richness, and diversity of one … Continue reading Five unusual nature-inspired tile collections

Tone and texture totality

Every now and then a stand really stops you in your tracks at Cersaie. Mainly it will be a familiar brand, but one rare occasions you encounter a previously unknown brand and a display full of creativity and delight. In 2022, Tile Addict discovered some jaw-dropping architectural finishes and textures on the Gypsum stand. Based in Bergamo, Italy, Gypsum produces plaster, laminated polystyrene, and high … Continue reading Tone and texture totality

New Terracotta’s New Looks

A stunning selection of sculptural tiles from Paulo Vale have added intrigue and joy to the stylish ranges of New Terracotta. Four statement designs highlight unique shapes and texture from some of nature’s finest flora and fauna. Daisy Cacti and Cactum’s speckled surfaces and curved forms are hand molded and entirely unique. Their basic colourway features a variety of green shades but several of New … Continue reading New Terracotta’s New Looks

Seven 70s inspired tiles

The 70s are back in a huge way so lean into it with these seven tile collections that go big on nostalgia. 1) Ike This patchwork collection from Codicer95 offers up funky florals in warm and cold colourways to create a feature with flower power vibes. 2) Bauhome Earthy oranges, browns, and greens decorate these retro designs from Equipe. Nine motifs for mixing and matching … Continue reading Seven 70s inspired tiles

Polish porcelain perfection

Wallpaper-effect tiles were the stand-out trend at Cersaie 2022. No one company caught the mood with greater visual impact that Tubadzin. This dynamic Polish producer delivered a simply stunning range of decorative 1,200 by 2,750mm ceramic panels.  These ranged from sumptuous stone effects, such as Aquamarine, Calcatta Green, and Pietra Blu; through powerful wood-effect designs, to the Japanese inspired Matsu, and one of my favourite … Continue reading Polish porcelain perfection

Hopi & Pueblo Tiles

Today we will be exploring and celebrating a little of the history and variety of the artwork of the Native Americans with information from mother and daughter team Pat and Kim Messier who have dedicated innumerable hours to research and have authored various books on Native American art, with one specifically devoted to the tiles of the Hopi and Pueblo peoples. In contrast to much … Continue reading Hopi & Pueblo Tiles

Venetian mahogany vibes

One of the outstanding new ranges at Cersaie 2022 was Canal Grande by Refin, a collection inspired by glamor of Venice and the city’s nautical culture. Canal Grande pays homage to majestic mahogany, the material traditionally used to build vaporetti: the famous Venetian water taxis. Refin’s design team, in collaboration with an historic shipyard in Venice, studied these nautical mahogany boards in great detail to … Continue reading Venetian mahogany vibes

Petit Pan of Paris

Combining a few shared loves Paris-based Petit Pan founders Myriam De Loor and Pan Gang have created a company with a difference. Baby goods and childrenswear, home decor, haberdashery, and cement tiles live in perfect harmony, all designed in a bubble beyond trends for timelessness and longevity. Petit Pan’s cement tiles celebrate Pan & Myriam’s joyful legacy of colour and creation with unique, playful patterns … Continue reading Petit Pan of Paris

Trend Inspo: Hellenistic Revival

Ancient Greece meets modern chic with the electic interior style Hellenistic Revival. Think marble statues, carved columns, elegant drapery, ivy, and natural details and mix and match with contemporary accents, vibrant colours, and ornate wallpaper. And for a bit more inspo we’ve gathered a few interiors and the tiles to match! 1) Textured Feature This stunning shower is wrapped in a pale textured tile and … Continue reading Trend Inspo: Hellenistic Revival

Maska Tiles

Studio Maska Makes Marx

Blending Brazilian vivacity and European elegance, Portugal-based Studio Maska is a treasure for the tile addicted. Hand painted murals and uniquely decorated tiles form a large part of the company’s collection, with florals and foliage coming to life in vibrant colours and artistic layouts. The rest of Studio Maska’s tiles are screen printed. Their COPA series offers an alternative take on the famous sidewalks of … Continue reading Studio Maska Makes Marx

Studio GBD Red

Studio GdB

Dutch design studio Studio GdB thrives in the spirit of collaboration, having previously worked with companies in various disciplines such as Supreme, Converse, and Red Bull. Despite this open approach it is the production of ceramic tiles that currently hold their attention. Creating a custom glaze printer Studio GdB have developed a method that allows them a huge amount of control over their designs. With … Continue reading Studio GdB

Geometric Tiles Lili Cement

A Little Lili Cement

In 2014 the founders of Lili Cement sought to bring the colourful world of cement tiles to America and curated an incredible team of designers to create statement tiles in every colour of the rainbow. So we thought we’d share some of their ranges. Rise is a dramatic pointed daisy/sunburst in the centre of a hexagon. Various colourways are offered including a black/white contrast with … Continue reading A Little Lili Cement

Smile Plastics

Smile for Smile Plastics

We love to champion companies that focus on making the planet greener and work with waste to create and innovate. So today we celebrate UK-based Smile Plastics who began recycling plastics back in the 90s, offering sustainable solutions to countless companies over the years. Since 2014 Smile Plastics has been led by award-winning design partners Adam Fairweather and Rosalie McMillan who have incorporated modern technologies … Continue reading Smile for Smile Plastics

Egyptian Inspired Tiles

It’s Egyptomania

Weird and wonderful tiles are the lifeblood of Tile Addict and everytime we come across a new wacky design we simply have to share it. Sometimes we bundle them together into our Curiosities series, and sometimes they get a post all to themselves, like today. Designed by French artist Louis Barthélemy for Balineum Tiles, Egyptomania is a collection of handpainted ceramic tiles created to present … Continue reading It’s Egyptomania