One thing that can transform a tile from humdrum to extraordinary is its glaze – not only there to add shine, but also to create exciting effects like craquelure or iridescence. One company has made glaze its focus, expanding its collection by experimenting with furnace temperature and mineral reactions. Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum use natural pigments and minerals, and persistent research, to develop their stunning range … Continue reading All in a Glaze Work
A fantastic collaboration between tile and architecture led to the creation of TOUCHY-FEELY. Founded in 2006 by architects Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis, TOUCHY-FEELY became a platform for sensory-orientated design. Allowing for experimentation in materials, the aim was to develop surfaces that would heighten user experience, and spark deeper relationships between individuals and their environment. Rather than focus purely on the aesthetic, TOUCHY-FEELY’s FOUND SPACE … Continue reading Touchy-Feely Tiles
It is always inspiring to hear of new ways that old waste materials are being transformed into something completely different – benefiting the planet and appealing to the style conscious among us. One non-renewable resource that we do not hear nearly enough about re-purposing is metal, and few are clued in to the various industries that produce copious metal waste such as water treatment plants. … Continue reading Metal-Waste Marvels
Mosa’s μ (mu) tiles respond to changing light and subtly go through gradations of colour during the course of the day. This is caused by the ceramic pigments mixed in with the clay and skilful combination of different colours. This ensures that the tiles absorb certain light waves and reflect others, so that the shades change depending on the viewing angle and observation distance. Continue reading Interactive Tiling Wins Recognition
Frauwein Soenveld, working from Atelier Het Blauwe Hek, is one of the world’s foremost tile artists, designing and producing hand-made tiles and tile tableaux characterised by their distinct colour palette and unique design and style. Continue reading Dutch Master
Marianne Smink designs and makes screen-printed ceramic tiles, and digitally-printed wallpapers. Her aim is to achieve beauty through the inherent imperfection of hand-made work, drawing on the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi. Continue reading Inherent Imperfection
D-Tiles’ portfolio of sculptural and versatile tiles have many unusual features, offering designers the possibility of interiors featuring a uniform, uninterrupted tiling system. Continue reading The Future Is Fully Tiled
Young Dutch designer, Lieske Schreuder, feeds coloured paper to snails and then collects their vibrant-hued poo to make floor tiles Continue reading Snail Poo Tiles!