Chip[s]Board Covering

Despite our love for sustainable design and product innovation, there is one building material we haven’t previously covered – the humble potato. But the creations by Chip[s]Board cannot go unnoticed. Founders Rowan Minkley and Rob Nicoll teamed up with family-owned potato company McCain to turn potato skins into a range of durable, non-toxic, and biodegradable materials. The starting point for the innovative company was to … Continue reading Chip[s]Board Covering

Liquid collection Patternity Dekton Consentino 2020

Patternity Partnership

Strong believers in the power of pattern Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham founded the ‘conscious creative organisation’ Patternity in 2009 to promote, inspire, and develop ideas surrounding the positive benefits of pattern in society. Embracing pattern as it presents itself in nature and the everyday in order to reconnect with our environment is at the core of Patternity’s philosphy. The desire to engage with life’s … Continue reading Patternity Partnership

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

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

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

Artesia natural slate hexagonal tiles

Artesia Slate

There is something comforting about this slate range from Artesia. Origami 2’s array of cool toned greys and blues have an unusual warmth emanating from the richness of the shades. The hexagonal tiles are available in three sizes (400 by 400mm, 600 by 600mm, and 300 by 600mm) and vary in tone and texture. Some classic, dark slate, some dappled and pale grey, and some … Continue reading Artesia Slate

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