Aleluia’s Color Art

Founded in 1905, this Portuguese company has since grown to incorporate six production lines with a presence in more than 60 countries around the globe. Maintaining tradition in their craft, Aleluia combines hand painting with modern glazes and formats to produce stylish and innovative surfaces. Continue reading Aleluia’s Color Art

Tajimi Custom Tiles

Tajimi Custom Tiles seeks to put creativity and tile design into its customers’ hands. Displaying some of their incredible pieces with a huge variety of effects, colours, and shapes Tajimi shows just a little of what they are capable of. Tajimi is named after the centre of the Japanese tile industry, Tajimi City. With that they offer traditional craftsmanship, honed over centuries. Made in Japan, … Continue reading Tajimi Custom Tiles

Nature’s Gift of Geology

This new collection by Sabine Hill is really hard to ignore. With a selection of visuals similar to those we saw with Enis Akiev‘s plastic tiles and Granby‘s encaustic tiles, Geology takes a no-pattern approach to decor. Using an old freeform technique, colourful folds and undulating waves are produced in random sequence. Without moulds, the tile maker becomes the artist, offering a unique signature on … Continue reading Nature’s Gift of Geology

Burnt Earth Designs

Today we have a proudly Zimbabwean tile company to share with you – Burnt Earth Designs. With a small group of masterfully talented craftsmen, Burnt Earth Designs create an incredible range of decorative, relief, and plain tiles that would enliven any interior. Stunning inky glaze effects and a simple use of shapes form the huge number of designs available, each unique, and each bearing the … Continue reading Burnt Earth Designs

Handcrafted by Habito

Although it’s ceramic and porcelain that we tend to focus on here (and occasionally weird and wonderful innovative materials), we can’t ignore awesome design when we see it, especially if it’s still technically tile. And today it’s wood that’s getting the spotlight. Luxury interior expert Fameed Khalique recently added to his range of surfaces this year with a variety of Engineered Wood Tiles, and that’s … Continue reading Handcrafted by Habito

Five companies to keep an eye on

Here at Diary of a Tile Addict we love to share the work of some of the smaller companies. Not only does it give us a chance to explore something new but as most of these companies don’t exhibit at shows such as Coverings or Cersaie their exposure can be criminally limited. In this series we’ll be compiling a list of the tile companies that … Continue reading Five companies to keep an eye on

Claiming Time with Reclaimed Tiles

It’s important to recognise the waste produced by modern living, in issue prevalent in all industries including construction, architecture, and interior design. Although large strides are being made in the way products are created, be it through using sustinable materials, circular production models, recycling and repurposing, or through innovations that seek to reduce emissions, we’re not close to solving the problem. Something to get us … Continue reading Claiming Time with Reclaimed Tiles

Brilliant Blues from Bert & May

Dezeen’s VDF (virtual design festival) products fair already introduced us to the fantastic work of Giovanni Barbieri, which we covered in Stone Squar and Marvellous Murano, but the inovative exhibition offered even more for the Tile Addicts. A selection of artisanal encaustic tiles designed by UK based Bert & May were ‘presented’ with a very firm focus on blue. There are three design variants (Formentera, … Continue reading Brilliant Blues from Bert & May

Five of Tile Addict’s Favourite Companies

Sometimes there are projects and creations that are not quite tile but that implement the same sort of methodology – be it with medium used for mosaics or with tile type materials and motifs used in a unique way. We think they belong in the Tile Addict blogosphere so we’ve compiled a list of some of the best to demonstrate why. Continue reading Five of Tile Addict’s Favourite Companies

Brilliantly Blueberry

Young Austrian company Karak is once again on our radar thanks to a delightful fairytale story that fills us with warmth and nostalgia. The story goes that their new – and currently favourite – glaze all began with a customer and a single bluebery. The customer, Carmen, was on the hunt for something specific, a memory of a childhood spent in the Bregenzerwald foraging in … Continue reading Brilliantly Blueberry

Sustainable Beauty from Elisa Passino

For tile design studio Elisa Passino the most important thing is that beauty goes hand-in-hand with sustainability. Founded just last year (by Elisa Passino), the studio creates collections designed to be timeless, finding inspiration in heritage whilst looking to the future for innovation. The products are durable, offering ranges that are futureproof, not only in their materials, but in their decorative merits and focus on … Continue reading Sustainable Beauty from Elisa Passino

Five autumnal tiles that celebrate fall

The warm and rich colours of autumn are perfect to create a cosy interior. Not only are the earthy tones extremely trendy, they offer an immediately recognisable atmosphere that welcomes the beginning of festivities. To celebrate this time of year we have compiled a selection of tiles that reflects this stylish season. Continue reading Five autumnal tiles that celebrate fall

Tabarka Studio

There is a focus on material and beauty over trend at Tabarka Studio. Inspired by the search for “an elusive tile in a centuries-old basement shop in Istanbul”, the expansion of Tabarka has taken its founders across the globe in search for authentic charm, finding elegance amongst the mundane and delight in the unexpected. Continue reading Tabarka Studio