BBQ Smoked

If there’s one creation that brings the magic of ceramics to life, it’s the BBQ’d tiles from Granby. Systems of glazing and decorating tiles have been developed over centuries, investigating the many ways heat, clay, pigments, and minerals react with one another and sometimes you really have to see it to believe it. Granby have an extensive range of products in many forms and styles, … Continue reading BBQ Smoked

All in One

Creating collections that enable some level of customisation is becoming something of a necessity for today’s interior design. Variations in shape, size, and colour that can be combined in a large range of layouts ensure a level of harmony in spaces. Gigacer‘s Concept 1 enables this level of continuity, providing surface options for all kinds of needs: for both indoor and outdoor applications, as well … Continue reading All in One

cursive crossville tile collection

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

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

star wars tile cevisama 2020 da vinci

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

D'Autore Donna from Natucer tile trend 2020

Cevisama Curiosities III

These exciting design tid-bits are one of our favourite things about these events, and there are still more curiosities to share from the show. One stand that had some wonderfully inspiring designs was Natucer whose collections repeatedly that stood out to us. Their 130 by 130mm D’Autore Dolce is unbelievably gorgeous, a textured mixed-glaze marvel that can be personalised to a client’s specification. Presented at … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities III

Atlas’ Aix

Atlas Concorde has introduced a charming new natural stone look to their collections. Described as combining “a Mediterranean spirit with a Central European soul” Aix covers the colour-warmth spectrum, embracing the appeal of both the Provençal and the Mediterranean. The irregular, dappled surface of limestone inspired the texture and design of the tiles, whilst the imagined age is represented in a series of dimples, ripples, … Continue reading Atlas’ Aix

Aparici Glass (200x200mm)

Ripples, Rustica, and Relief

Ten ranges of 200 by 200mm tiles by Aparici offer some delightful variety to this standard format. Whether it’s colour pop, patchwork, or prominent relief, this selection of collections has it covered. Glass has the rippled surface and appearance of thick glass bricks, offering the illusion of light filtration without the transparency. Aged, Cool, and Trend have a focus on textured patterns, each embracing delicate … Continue reading Ripples, Rustica, and Relief

Transformative Totomoxtle

It is always exciting to learn about new surface materials, and it’s even better when a new product produces a real opportunity to protect or revitalise a community. Totomoxtle is doing just this. In Mexico a sustainable model of corn production once reined supreme – families would harvest the seeds from each year’s crop to be planted in the next season, creating a circular system … Continue reading Transformative Totomoxtle

Kaza concrete terrazzo designs

Transforming Terrazzo

A whole new range of precast terrazzo tiles has come to Kaza Concrete. Employing a curious variety of shapes and formats, this collection gives a new lease of life to this centuries old building material. The modular pieces have been designed to give freedom and a wide choice of layout possibilities. Some standard shapes, such as triangles and hexagons feature, although it is those with … Continue reading Transforming Terrazzo

Trusty Tube Tiles

Adding to Balineum‘s family of Hanley tiles are these decorative delights. Using the old-school technique of tube lining, a raft of designs with raised piping detail have been crafted to match the Hanley tile shapes and glazes, whilst adding something a little special.   Their portfolio of patterns demonstrates what can be created with their range of 30 glaze colours and an eye for decor. … Continue reading Trusty Tube Tiles

Gigacer translucent textured decor tile collection

Avantime Addition

A masterful selection of colour takes over in Gigacer‘s Avantime collection. Beginning with Tonal, two distinct colour scales offer neutral tones that are both warm and cool. Rich and textured variants of these shades are shown throughout Blanc, Ivory, Braun, and Gris. The vibrant reds and greens added an enticing decorative element, but now Gigacer have added a whole new range of decors to delight … Continue reading Avantime Addition

Leaf Motif

New and unique forms of tiling is always provide a source of pleasure, and one that is so simplistic in its idea even more so. “William More or Less” from MacMillan Amies Studio is a concept so effective that incorporating even the smallest amount of pieces can be entirely transformative. Inspired by the textile designs of William Morris, these tiles are more than just mosaics. … Continue reading Leaf Motif