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

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. In eight styles the monochrome … 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. The installation showcased a hands free building approach that relied … Continue reading Flying Free-Form

Geometric Grouting

Last year we covered the exciting collection Cava designed by LucidiPevere for Living Ceramics – a concrete-effect range focused on highlighting the wonders of coloured grout through a series of surface incisions. And now this concept is expanding. The new Cava Mosaic project takes the base idea of Cava – that grout is the key element when it comes to the tiles’ decor – and … Continue reading Geometric Grouting

Ca’Pietra Collection Selection

Last week a whole new selection of collections in a range of styles was released by family run Ca’Pietra– three of which have been selected to take a closer look at. First up is the Navajo collection which features a simple, decorative tribal pattern, ideal for feature walls. The range is available in both the warm and cool tones of Fox, Denim, Charcoal, and Blush … Continue reading Ca’Pietra Collection Selection

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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. The grey, white, blue, green, and red have a familiar tone, both soft and earthy, and extremely sophisticated. The standout … 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. The … Continue reading Deco Tayberry for 2020

Kuala Lumpur Kintsugi

The architects at MVRDV have a way with façades that brings so much excitement, variety and innovation to the world.  After previously covering their Crystal Houses and the magnificent M Cube, an experimental exterior in Kuala Lumpur is next to catch Tile Addict’s eye. In a similar vein to Flexstone by Solus, the surface is cracked and separated, making way for light to escape. The … Continue reading Kuala Lumpur Kintsugi

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. The idea was for the showroom to be more than a display centre, but to … Continue reading Creative Space