Cevisama Curiosities: Fun Finds

Unusual styles, familiar designs, and Curiosities in their most fundamental form are what today’s collection from Cevisama are all about. The Vitro range from Aparici caught my attention because at first I thought it was InLine from Pratt + Larson. But these tiles seem to be a much larger dupe with differing glaze and colour ways. With almost all the same line motifs, the two … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities: Fun Finds

Cevisama Curiosities: The 70s

We’ve cleared Cevisama‘s trends, we’ve shared one of our favourite stands, and we’ve grouped together a whole bunch of mini-trends, but now it’s time to begin what you’ve all been waiting for – the Cevisama Curiosities series. This time I’m switching it up, creating ‘families’ of curiosities rather than the free-for-all you’ve grown accustomed to and the first family of this Cevisama season – The … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities: The 70s

Inlaid Marble and Pebblish

Getting creative with natural stone, today’s Cevisama mini-trend duo is the intricate Inlaid Marble and playful Pebblish. Crafting beautifully decorative design from marble or other stone-effect tiles, Inlaid Marble offers up timeless elegance whilst Pebblish plays around with organic forms and imitation mosaics for detail without the drama. Continue reading Inlaid Marble and Pebblish

Top 10 tiles from our last Cevisama

Cevisama is coming up, and after three long years I will finally be returning to the long halls lined with wonderful tiles and ceramic creations. To get in the mood, I’ve been revisiting findings from previous Cevisamas and have curated a mini list of the best. 1) Veneto‘s Patchwork Rug This patchwork of patterned rugs stitched together with glittery ‘thread’ creates a unique tile experience. … Continue reading Top 10 tiles from our last Cevisama

Tone and texture totality

Every now and then a stand really stops you in your tracks at Cersaie. Mainly it will be a familiar brand, but one rare occasions you encounter a previously unknown brand and a display full of creativity and delight. In 2022, Tile Addict discovered some jaw-dropping architectural finishes and textures on the Gypsum stand. Based in Bergamo, Italy, Gypsum produces plaster, laminated polystyrene, and high … Continue reading Tone and texture totality

Immersive impressions

When a marketing-savvy company such as Cosentino announces a major product launch one month prior to Cersaie, Tile Addicts everywhere should pay close attention. In fact the Spanish solid surface experts launched two new collections – Kraftizen and Onirika – simultaneously at a virtual press event. This post looks at one of them, Onirika, an immersive collection by interior designer Nina Magon that taps into … Continue reading Immersive impressions

Dalí’s Timeless Tiles

A few years ago during a trip to Cersaie we had the pleasure of seeing a truly iconic range. Although we naturally included it in our ‘Curiosities‘ compilation, a friend of Tile Addict recently reminded us of the collection once again and we realised it deserved an article all by itself. Not new in 2019, and certainly not new now, this range by ADEX was … Continue reading Dalí’s Timeless Tiles

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Ten terrific textured tiles

Textured tiles are increasing in popularity, partly due to the unique subtleties of decoration they can provide an interior, but also due to the increasing designs made available thanks to advances in tile technology. At this year’s Cevisama we focused on the hand-made look – the bumpy organic surface of Moroccan zellige – as well as intricately made ornate panel-looks. There is texture a-plenty cropping … Continue reading Ten terrific textured tiles