Tiles made from microwaves

Waste-made tiles are always a delight, and these creations by Norwegian studio Snøhetta is no exception. These prototypes crafted in collaboration with Italian manufacturers Fornace Brioni and Belgian designers Studio Plastique have found a new potential home for materials rarey recycled. Microwave and oven glass and glass from electronic goods are widely regarded as unrecycleable due to their varied compositions, treatments, and finishes. But rather … Continue reading Tiles made from microwaves

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. In a collaboration with Botteganove, Furman’s New Town collection pairs vibrant, playful shades with a textured mix and match … Continue reading Good news! An ANF Tile Collection!

Retro Bauhome

A selection of 70s shapes and shades makes up the wonderful Bauhome range from Equipe. In two colourways a distinction is offered between cooler and warmer tones though there is richness in each. Burnt orange (Terrakota), olive green (Grün), and black dominate the warm decors whilst dusty pink (Rose), grey (Grau), and white (Weiss) make up the cold. A light green (Minze) and dark teal … Continue reading Retro Bauhome

Ensemble Assembles

Celebrating ten years of collaboration between Mutina and Studio Bouroullec is Ensemble. Refreshing company classics Pico and Rombini, introducing the new collections of Punto and Bloc, as well as a bringing Pico Bois which explores a new medium, Ensemble is a mish-mash with style. These diverse, but well matched, collections demonstrate the journey of Mutina, the versatility of ceramics, and the value in variety. The … Continue reading Ensemble Assembles

Iris Ceramica Blaze new tile collection gloss

Blend Textures with Blaze

Mixing media is an important trend for the year, and there are so many ways that companies are incorporating it into their collections. Iris Ceramica have released a wall tile collection that offer their own take on this theme. Taking the standard metro tile (a 100 by 300mm format) Blaze offers subtle natural textures contrasted with gloss with stylish results. Continue reading Blend Textures with Blaze

White Beauty by Fiandre

Sophisticated surfaces with Maximum impact

Fiandre has added new colours and finishes to the Maximum Marmi collection: Agata, Amazonite, White Beauty, Grey Beauty, Calacatta Bellissimo, Arabescato Orobico, and Rock Salt; while Roc de Bourgogne, and Solida are new colour ranges in the Stone Effects category. Continue reading Sophisticated surfaces with Maximum impact

cursive crossville tile collection

Crossville’s Cursive

This customisable collection from Crossville creates captivating compositions with contemporary colours and coordinated choices. Cursive utlises a select variety of shapes and colours, with design freedom for consumers that, as Crossville’s Lindsey Waldrep states, enables “designers to create spaces as unique as their personal handwriting.” Continue reading Crossville’s Cursive

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. Continue reading Patternity Partnership

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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

The production of fatigue lea mazy tile printing

The Aesthetics of Fatigue

An unorthodox new concept is being laid out in the tile industry. Léa Mazy, a French designer, has taken the often ignored and discarded low-on-ink printing cartridges and shown that the last few drops still contain beauty. Using ‘fatigue’ as a source of inspiration she explores how this concept, when applied to machinery, can produce something unexpectedly spectacular. Continue reading The Aesthetics of Fatigue

Granby Grows Great

Experimenting with production technique is something of a specialty for Liverpool based Granby Workshop. Formed by Assemble in an attempt to rebuild the almost derelict neighbourhood of Granby, the Workshop brought together a group of creative residents to breathe life back into the area. After decades of regeneration initiatives which were utlimately doomed, in 2011 this new attempt saw ten empty houses secured in a … Continue reading Granby Grows Great

Mar Del Plata from Neolith kitchen surface solution

Sensational Stone Simulation

The Hard Surfaces & Natural Stone Show is fast approaching. For the next few days we will take a sneak peek at some of the offerings in store. From 30th April to 2nd May 2019, buyers visiting ExCel, London, will be presented with a powerful line up of ceramic, porcelain, conglomerate, ultra compact, and natural stone surface solutions, making this a must-visit event for retailers, … Continue reading Sensational Stone Simulation

Montana Gris from CRL Quartz kitchen surface

Quantum Of Quartz

The Hard Surfaces & Natural Stone Show is fast approaching. For the next few days we will take a sneak peek at some of the offerings in store. From 30th April to 2nd May 2019, buyers visiting ExCel, London, will be presented with a powerful line up of ceramic, porcelain, conglomerate, ultra compact, and natural stone surface solutions, making this a must-visit event for retailers, … Continue reading Quantum Of Quartz

Wetrooms and Colour Combinations

The Hard Surfaces & Natural Stone Show is fast approaching. For the next few days we will take a sneak peek at some of the offerings in store. From 30th April to 2nd May 2019, buyers will be presented at ExCel, London with a powerful line up of ceramic, porcelain, conglomerate, ultra-compact, and natural stone surface solutions, making this a must-visit event for retailers, distributors, … Continue reading Wetrooms and Colour Combinations