Surface Matter Sweet Shop

Surface Matter are making a tasty statement at this year’s Surface Design Show. Their concept is to show off various innovative materials in a sweet shop pop-up. We have covered each of their surfaces previously on Tile Addict- the memorable Bencore, Richlite, and Durat, and those visiting the show will have the chance to thoroughly explore their many properties. Bowls of miature samples encourage visitors … Continue reading Surface Matter Sweet Shop

B&W Marble Flor Gres Florim monochrome tile slab collection

Monochrome Marble

It’s rare to find a marble look that is entirely striking and unique, but this simple concept from Flor Gres for Florim takes marble to a whole other level. B&W Marble removes a lot of nuance often present in the waving shades and veins of the natural stone, focusing solely on the most distinct of colours – black and white. Continue reading Monochrome Marble

Flying Free-Form

In a quest to find a new way of living, an entirely novel form of building was proposed by architecture firm Gramazio & Kohler. To demonstrate this method an installation was created at the FRAC Centre – a museum in Orleans, France that has a heavy focus on architecture, radical design, and historically ground-breaking construction. Continue reading Flying Free-Form

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Cersaie Curiosities

We have covered many of the main trends and styles that caught Tile Addict’s eye at Cersaie, but there were many, many more special and intruguing works that have not yet received a mention. Firstly, this range from leftfield by Novoceram – Kawaii. A Japanese inspired collection of cartoon decor tiles featuring Kawaii characters was definitely an unexpected find. This bright and lively ceramic wallpaper … Continue reading Cersaie Curiosities

Mutina Rombini Bouroullec brothers design

Bouroullec Brothers Bring Brilliance

Rombini brings together 3D relief and mosaics, creating a stunning range of options for awesome interior effects. Designed for Mutina by the Bouroullec brothers, Ronan and Erwan, their signature colours can be combined numerous ways, creating classy spaces with a little je ne sais quoi. Continue reading Bouroullec Brothers Bring Brilliance

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Captivating Clé Collections

The founder of Clé Tile, Deborah Osburn, is a kindred spirit. After starting her blog ‘Tile Envy’ in 2009 with the aim to broaden the public’s perception of tile, she eventually launched an online tile shop in 2012. After garnering a following on her blog of those interested in unique decorative tiles, her online store quickly became a hit. Clé has since become known for … Continue reading Captivating Clé Collections

Deco Tayberry for 2020

In keeping with the tile world’s take on Pantone’s Colour of the Year – muted and dusty pinks used in place of the bright and lively Living Coral – Original Style‘s Tile of the Year is a mixture of soft pinks and berry tones. Deco Tayberry was selected for the 2020 honour in a combined effort from Original Style and interior designers 2LG Studio. Continue reading Deco Tayberry for 2020

Etruscan design by Mario Montanari

Maestro Montanari

Although I have been writing about ceramic tiles for decades, and have visited Cersaie every year for over a quarter of a century, I still get a flush of excitement at the thought of this year’s show. I guess I really am a Tile Addict! So, in just four weeks, Hanna and I will pack our bags and head off to Bologna … full of … Continue reading Maestro Montanari

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Creative Space

Earlier this year Milan welcomed another showstopping showroom to their streets. Located at Foro Buonaparte 60, right in the heart of the city, leading marble masters Budri can be found. Patricia Urqiuola, one of the brands creators and collaborators, and renowned architect and designer was enlisted to design the space. Continue reading Creative Space

Jungle Heavy

Inspired by the release of one of the newest additions to Wallsauce.com‘s endless wall decor options – Andrea Hasse and her Jungle murals – Tile Addict has been scouring the ceramic world for similar jungle inspiration. As stylised jungle patterns have been a must-have for interiors and design for a while- large Monstera, Arelia and palm leaves featuring heavily with a range of vibrant summery … Continue reading Jungle Heavy

Azulej Amalgam

Mix and match tiles have been big for the last few years, variations in patterns with a cohesive colour palatte creating vibrant spaces with a whole lot to look at. Patricia Urquiola has taken this theme and ran with it to create Azulej for Mutina. Continue reading Azulej Amalgam

Creating Crystal Houses

In an upmarket shopping street in Amsterdam you will find the most incredible building. Within a row of luxury brand shops on PC Hooftstraat sits the newly opened Hermès store. Originally completed in 2016 for Warenar Real Estate and housing Chanel, architects MVRDV titled their project Crystal Houses. Continue reading Creating Crystal Houses