Channeling Yakisugi

With the new Kasai range, Ceramiche Refin honours Japanese design culture, expressing on porcelain stoneware the same visual and tactile characteristics of traditional burnt wooden slats in a refined and elegant ceramic collection that provides a pleasing mix of tradition and innovation. Continue reading Channeling Yakisugi

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

Opus Motus by Raffaello Galiotto and Lithos Design.

Mosaics in Motion

Opus Motus was created by Raffaello Galiotto in conjunction with Lithos Design. It comprised six colourful mechanical spinning tops featuring an inlaid marble circle. When activated by a lever, these vertically-mounted tops begin to spin progressively faster. As this happens, the natural colours merge together, amalgamating and forming new and surprising shades. The net effect is an explosion of colours and shapes that reveal unique and surprising optical effects to onlookers. Continue reading Mosaics in Motion

Resin Reverberations

Casalgrande Padana’s Resina is a new range that this prominent Italian manufacturer will be displaying at Cersaie 2017. It offers a neutral palette with added visual impact through flashes of light, subtle brushstroke markings, and restrained splashes of colour interspersed with a body of neutral tones inspired by the homogeneity of resin. Continue reading Resin Reverberations

Flow in the new Vigo colour by Eliane's Decortiles.

Figo Fashions

It is significant that Eliane’s Decortiles, a leading Brazilian tile manufacturer, has selected Figo as its impact tone. Figo is a blend of romantic and nostalgic rose, with crude and dramatic black. The colour permeates the brand’s new collections for 2017, bringing versatility and elegance with a hint of a warmth. Figo is the perfect complement to the greys and blacks that feature in so many contemporary projects. Continue reading Figo Fashions