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

10 More Tile Designers You Should Know

Following the popularity of our last list of tile designers we thought we’d give you 10 more! 1) Marianne Smink Embracing the imperfections inherent in handcrafted tiles, Smink’s collections are designed around lines and patchworks with families of colour curated for perfect mixing and matching. 2) Toni Cumella Born in 1951, the son of ceramicist Antoni Cumella, Toni Cumella studied industrial engineering at Barcelona University … Continue reading 10 More Tile Designers You Should Know

Bisanzio

Salmistraro’s Bisanzio

Bringing to mind the Byzantine rule over Sicily, this tile and coffee table collection by Elena Salmistraro for Lithea offers old world elegance and an appreciation for material. The names of each coffee table have been selected to pay homage to two individuals who helped to conquer the small island – generals Maniace and Calafato – whilst the wall decors, and tiles (Byzas, Hagia, and … Continue reading Salmistraro’s Bisanzio

ANT Botteganove New Town

Good news! An ANF Tile Collection!

He’s been on our radar as a master of colour with a rich imagination full of design delights. Though tiles have featured in his murals and thoroughout his vision for the future of town halls, there haven’t been any official Adam Nathaniel Furman tiles… until now. Continue reading Good news! An ANF Tile Collection!

Five Italian Favourites

Seeing so many tiles day in day out can lead to a mind full of fabulous images, but it can be hard to remember every range, pattern, and design that’s tickled our fancy over the years. That said, there are some pieces in particular that have stayed with us, becoming firm favourites that we will never forget, so we thought we’d share a few of … Continue reading Five Italian Favourites

Dalí’s Timeless Tiles

A few years ago during a trip to Cersaie we had the pleasure of seeing a truly iconic range. Although we naturally included it in our ‘Curiosities‘ compilation, a friend of Tile Addict recently reminded us of the collection once again and we realised it deserved an article all by itself. Not new in 2019, and certainly not new now, this range by ADEX was … Continue reading Dalí’s Timeless Tiles

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

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

Enigmatic Euridice

Although tiles are commonly works of art in their own right, this collection created in collaboration with Italian artist Giorgio Griffa takes that concept to another level. Since the mid-sixties Griffa’s work has developed from a traditional approach to subject and style, to one identifably formed in the abstract-expressionist and tachiste movements. Continue reading Enigmatic Euridice

Awesome Araldica

From CEDIT by Florim comes a truly magical collection. The brains behind these bold and beautiful pieces is artist and graphic designer Federico Pepe. Here he took inspiration from marbled paper, a technique that results in a paper surface with an uncanny resemblance to natural stone and marble, yet with the creative freedom afforded by a multitude of colour pigments. This effect is most commonly … Continue reading Awesome Araldica

Pav. Foundry Bronce (900x900mm & 450x450mm) and Rev. Compass Bronce (450x900mm) from Saloni

Something Chic from Saloni

For those who love tin tiles, worn metal chic is something Saloni has added to their collections. Foundry comes in three colours; Ceniza, Gris, and Bronce, and four styles in rectangular 450x900mm format; Foundry, Compass, Forge, and Crosby. The latter three also showcasing forged metal style relief. Continue reading Something Chic from Saloni

Rilievi Reallignment

Florim is not, strictly speaking, a ceramics firm; it is an Italian design firm that is proud to work in ceramics. The Rilievi collection fits perfectly into our mission, which is to transform the perception of industrial ceramics from functional objects to design objects, an essential part of any aesthetically optimal interior. Stefano Torrenti, CEO. Continue reading Rilievi Reallignment