Galvanised Glamour

Industrial chic takes centre stage with British Ceramic Tile’s new HD Galvanised collection. Offering a glimmer of the unexpected, this metal-effect ceramic tile range brings surface textures to walls and provides the element of surprise at which today’s ceramic tiles truly excel. Continue reading Galvanised Glamour

Tile Fire's mural adorns the new Lidl supermarket in Halstead, Essex

Lidl Lights Up Tile Fire

The Lidl supermarket chain has commissioned Liverpool’s Tile Fire to manufacture and install two bespoke tile murals depicting the towns history at their new store in Halstead, Essex. The murals were produced from photographs dating back to the early 1900s; one depicting the town centre and the other Halstead’s former train station. Continue reading Lidl Lights Up Tile Fire

75 by 300mm tiles from the Industrial range by British Ceramic Tile

Metallic Tile Morphism

Cersaie 2016 saw everything from the neo-industrial chic of large format corten and burnished steel slabs, through to bright cold, copper and platinum tesserae; and this design thread had some fresh impetus at Cersaie 2018 through the widespread adoption of continuous pressing technology giving rise to the simulated sheet-metal ultra-large tile ranges. Metallic tiles are also featuring in cutting-edge interiors as decorative inlays, either framing tiles or creating geometric motifs. Continue reading Metallic Tile Morphism

February Fashion Feature

For more than ten years Surface Design Show has been the place where industry people immerse themselves in the latest materials for the built environment, gain new insights and network with like-minded designers and suppliers. From 6th to 8th February 2018, the show will return to London’s Business Design Centre, presenting the newest and best surfaces that the design industry has to offer. Continue reading February Fashion Feature

Sant Anselmo sculpts sumptuous glazed surfaces

Sublime Surface Selection

One of the highlights of The Surface & Materials Show; Lumentile is a luminous construction element that uses cutting-edge technology to display lights, colours and images, creating a chameleonic skin for horizontal or vertical applications. Continue reading Sublime Surface Selection

Repeat patterns based on Classic Flowers

Panels of Perfection

Sharon Jones is a true hand-made tile pioneer. Using white English earthenware clay, each piece is rolled into a slab, cut to shape with a potters’ knife and hand-glazed using Jones’ own unique recipes. Continue reading Panels of Perfection

STACtile by Snaith Thrush Architect Collaborative, available from Pentagon Tiles

Sensational STACtile

STACtile is a modular tile for use as wall cladding that creates a multitude of patterns and effects when stacked, shifted or rotated. It is a tactile, contemporary cladding solution that is brought to life through light. Continue reading Sensational STACtile

Cast tiles by Rachel Dein

Cast of Thousands

Rachel Dein’s composition can be as simple as a single stem or as complex as a melange of wildflowers, leaves and grasses. The resultant tiles preserve a fleeting moment of natural perfection for the future: both a celebration and a memorial. Continue reading Cast of Thousands

Figurative Fusion

Jan O’Highway’s mosaic work is remarkable in its ability to combine exuberant colours, mixed materials and complex designs within a single work without sacrificing harmony. The result is engaging, immediate and exhilarating, but reveals hidden depths that can only be achieved by an artist with complete command of the medium. Continue reading Figurative Fusion

London in the 16th Century, 1972, by Philippa Threlfall and Kennedy Collings.

Curating Fragments Of History

The principal characteristic of Philippa Threlfall and Kennedy Collings’s work is that it is sympathetic to the specific site, providing local interest with a sense of place and relevance. This usually meant site visits and painstaking research. The couple’s shared interest in history also influenced their approach to design. Continue reading Curating Fragments Of History