Emery & Cie

True lovers of tile are found at today’s company of choice – Emery & Cie. Since 1993 Paris, Brussels, and London based Emery & Cie has brough curated interior touches to homes and spaces, under the creative direction of Agnés Emery. There are so many wonderfully unique designs to be found, including a classic collection of zellige, beautiful fez pottery styles, relief tiles, and faux … Continue reading Emery & Cie

Tilovely

Spanish company Tilovely has brought the colourful personality of Valeria Palmeiro to the world of ceramics. Palmeiro, better known as Coco Dávez, combines the vividness of Andy Warhol with the minimalism of Julian Opie to create a series of ‘faceless’ figures, most of which are immediately recognisable. For Tilovely, the design selected to be transformed into a hydraulic masterpiece was a painting of Spanish Romani … Continue reading Tilovely

New Terracotta

This is a company we’ve been meaning to cover for a while now, a company with no need for trends and a love for simplicity. Established in 2014, New Terracotta is a place of Portuguese passion. Located in Central Portugal, the New Terracotta artisans pride themselves on small-scale, high quality production that offers the best of traditional techniques and contemporary aesthetics. For them, imperfection inherent … Continue reading New Terracotta

The Brilliance of Black Dog

It’s important to us here at Diary of a Tile Addict to make space for every and anyone who creates, enjoys, and adds to the tile world. To fulfil that we spend quite some time searching for smaller tile companies that can get buried below large manufacturers and well-known names. Our monthly round-ups of companies to keep an eye on adds to this exposure, but … Continue reading The Brilliance of Black Dog

Spicer’s Rustic Splendour

It’s a year of remote discovery, with new artists, companies, and designs on our radar. We’ve got plenty more companies up our sleeve, but today we’re sharing one that is extremely local to us at Tile Addict – Spicer Tiles. With humble beginnings, a 15 year old Andrew Spicer left school in 1979 and started his education in the roofing industry where he quickly learnt … Continue reading Spicer’s Rustic Splendour

Matter of Tiles

A company focused on the creative, the material, and the process, Matter of Stuff offers a catalogue of intriguing items. From neolithic style crockery and angular homeware to modern furniture and decorative lighting, the point is always the design. As a luxury company, not only do they provide ready-to-go rarities, but also offer a beautiful bespoke service and consultancy for gifted designers and clients to … Continue reading Matter of Tiles

Maitland & Poate

Bringing the traditions and atmosphere of classic Spanish buildings is Maitland & Poate, a London-based company with an eye for encaustic. What initially started as a quest to find fantastic Andalusian tiles for their own home soon blossomed into an obsession to source and collect some of the finest examples of handmade spanish tiles, and reclaim them for use in modern builds and remodels. As … Continue reading Maitland & Poate

Black Rock Tile Studio

Another company to recently appear on our radar comes from very far across the pond in Toronto, Canada. But its name is taken from somewhere much closer to home. Black Rock Tile Studio is the title chosen by founder and artisan Catherine Carroll, honouring a road in the coastal Irish town of Bantry in County Cork where her father heralded from. But the connection with … Continue reading Black Rock Tile Studio

Five companies to keep an eye on

Here at Diary of a Tile Addict we love to share the work of some of the smaller companies. Not only does it give us a chance to explore something new but as most of these companies don’t exhibit at shows such as Coverings or Cersaie their exposure can be criminally limited. In this series we’ll be compiling a list of the tile companies that … Continue reading Five companies to keep an eye on

Tiles of Ezra

Failing to find the quality and style of tiles needed for her interior design studio (STUDIOEZRA) in Australia, Georgia Ezra created her own brand that could offer exactly what she wanted. Forming partnerhips with artisans and manufacturers around the globe Tiles of Ezra is now a hub of authentic handmade tiles representing a variety of crafts from diverse countries such as Mexico and Vietnam. Continue reading Tiles of Ezra

Brilliant Blues from Bert & May

Dezeen’s VDF (virtual design festival) products fair already introduced us to the fantastic work of Giovanni Barbieri, which we covered in Stone Squar and Marvellous Murano, but the inovative exhibition offered even more for the Tile Addicts. A selection of artisanal encaustic tiles designed by UK based Bert & May were ‘presented’ with a very firm focus on blue. There are three design variants (Formentera, … Continue reading Brilliant Blues from Bert & May

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

Sustainable Beauty from Elisa Passino

For tile design studio Elisa Passino the most important thing is that beauty goes hand-in-hand with sustainability. Founded just last year (by Elisa Passino), the studio creates collections designed to be timeless, finding inspiration in heritage whilst looking to the future for innovation. The products are durable, offering ranges that are futureproof, not only in their materials, but in their decorative merits and focus on … Continue reading Sustainable Beauty from Elisa Passino