Augmented Actuality Activated

Marazzi’s Grand Carpet is produced in six different 1,200 by 2,400mm modules, 6mm thick, in two sophisticated colour shades, Smoke and Sand. This represents an original approach to large slabs and to porcelain stoneware itself, “easy to handle and creative in its surface finishes, a characteristic not found in any other engineered material,” in the words of the designers: architects Citterio and Veil. Continue reading Augmented Actuality Activated

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

Unglazed façade prototype

Collaborative Explorations in Ceramics

British and international ceramicists have created a series of ceramic ceilings and walls that show different vernacular languages, reflecting local heritage and identity and ECALab is hosting a talk to flag up the upcoming RIBA North exhibition, Cerámica, on traditional ceramic techniques and digital engineering processes have been used to produce sustainable architectural elements. Coinciding with this year’s Tate Exchange theme of production, shaped by artist Clare Twomey, this discussion will focus on craft, technology, material use and sustainability. Continue reading Collaborative Explorations in Ceramics

NID textured wall decor by Atlas Concorde

Mixed Messages

Atlas Concore’s NID floor tiles’ pure timber-effect personality is augmented by 3D wall tiles rich in relief and decorative character.  They are available in a matt finish, in two shades of oak: one light and delicate, the other elegant and sophisticated. The 3D ceramic surface comprises irregular and asymmetrical horizontal lines, inspired by planks viewed from the side.
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Nexo Coverlam by Grespania

What Is A Tile?

Stepping on to the impressive Grespania stand, one was faced by presentations of ceramics and porcelain floor and wall tiles, alongside one-piece kitchen worktops formed from ceramics slabs, achingly stylish Danish tables with Laminam table tops, and giant Laminam slabs that stretch the definition of tiles to 1,200 by 3,600mm … some stretch and quite beyond belief if I cast my mind back to my first Cersaie 25 years ago. Continue reading What Is A Tile?

Progressive Patchwork

With the additional element of three chromatic variations, the Origini range from Imso Ceramice also includes original ‘broken’ decorative pieces, that look as if they have been smashed and then put together again. Furthermore, the tonality of all Origini backgrounds is slightly different, which adds particular charm to the entire series. Continue reading Progressive Patchwork

RAK's Maximus Anchor Wood

Maximus Momentum

At Cersaie 2017 RAK Ceramics, the global tile superpower, is promising to unveil a completely new range of new designs inspired by iconic industrial interior design from the 1950s. Continue reading Maximus Momentum

Rocersa’s Risorgimento

At Cersaie 2017, Spanish manufacturer Rocersa aims to deliver elegance combined with a powerful personality. Muse is a range designed to convey the practicality of stone and cement with strong technical features and a choice of four colours: white, cream, taupe and grey. Offered in variety of surface options, Muse can meet many internal and external architectural requirements. Continue reading Rocersa’s Risorgimento

Some of the top entries in 2016

Competition Call

The Tile of Spain Awards are back for the 16th time with a refreshed identity and a total prize fund of €39,000 across three categories: Architecture, Interior Design and Final Degree Project. Projects can be located anywhere in the world, but must make significant use of Spanish ceramics. Continue reading Competition Call

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