Hand-crafted Haveli

Fabric and wallpaper designer Neisha Crosland has always had an eye for pattern. Transforming her gift onto textiles and wall coverings allowed others to enjoy her keen sense of style – to simply marvel at her creations or to be lucky enough to incorporate them into their own homes. When finding inspiration for her house Crosland met with luxury surface specialist Alvaro de Ferranti. His … Continue reading Hand-crafted Haveli

The Wall Project

Lisbon based artist Maria Ana Vasco Costa is a treasure of the ceramic world. With a degree in Ceramics and Fine arts and a Masters in Architecture, combining these two worlds into her work seems to be something she does best. Resulting from a creative need to experiment with the possibilities of ceramics by playing with colour, pattern, texture, and form, The Wall Project was … Continue reading The Wall Project

What a Relief!

A fun geometric puzzle takes many forms in Okiun‘s Elements.  3D relief, shadow play, vibrant colour, and visual effects all have their place amongst the varied shapes on show. Ranging from hexagons and triangles to organic curved forms, these designs transform any wall into a visual spectacle. Fiore’s floral pinwheel adds an element of grace and invites hands to follow the waves. Natura takes a … Continue reading What a Relief!

Greg Natale composite bisizza glass mosaic design

Organic meets Geometric

From Australian designer Greg Natale comes a range that mixes unpredictable natural shapes and highly ordered geometry to produce The Composite Collection. Created for Italian luxury design brand Bisazza, this creative set of mosaics offers a distinctively organic appearance whilst maintaining something of the modern and robotic. The four decorative patterns take inspiration from a range of natural forms, including coral and minerals. The final … Continue reading Organic meets Geometric

Minimale Arazzi Matteo Brioni Studio Irvine clay panels

Cloaked in Clay

This bespoke new panel system from Matteo Brioni makes marvelous use of clay. Company research into the use of clay and the artistic direction of Studio Irvine architect Marialaura Rossiell led to the creation of Arazzi – inspired by tapestries and re-imagined into a modern system.   Arazzi is designed as a modular system of panels that can be formed and arranged to create personal … Continue reading Cloaked in Clay

Enjoy the view at Brew92

There is a whole host of surface solutions on display at this Saudi-Arabian coffee shop.  It is the third of its kind to be designed by Liqui for Brew92.  This time, Scandinavian design is the clear source of inspiration.  In order to incorporate many elements into this location, including a roastery and lounge rooms, the space is divided up with various bespoke elements.  Despite the … Continue reading Enjoy the view at Brew92

Doha Diapason

The Mondrian Doha sets a new standard in terms of technology, comfort, luxury, and imagination. It is a project produced by a partnership between East and West, in a new scenario for life and entertainment that is halfway between two hemispheres and ​is not set in a particular geographic location but creates and occupies spaces that did not exist before, such as Qatar’s artificial islands. Continue reading Doha Diapason

Casacor Collections

Tiles from Cerâmica Elizabeth have been used with great flair to decorate 18 installations for Casacor, currently being staged at Itapema Beach Place, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Continue reading Casacor Collections

Terracotta Tesselations

Nina Martinelli used and abused the plasticity of ceramics to create Giotto, a design inspired by the work of the Italian painter and architect Giotto di Bondoni. He was a pioneer of perspective, who adopted the visual language of sculptors. Continue reading Terracotta Tesselations

Top Five Tile Trends

In Italy, where tradition is a cultural hallmark, it is unsurprising that heritage plays a big role in tile design. From patterns inspired by centuries-old, handcrafted techniques such as intarsia, pietra dura and maiolica to styles with deep Italian roots such as terra cotta and terrazzo, brands are reinventing the past in new and interesting ways. Continue reading Top Five Tile Trends

Harlequin Huzza

Portinari presented Carmen, designed by Alessandro Mendini, at the International Furniture Show in Milan. The diamond format, vibrant colours, and subtle relief reflect Mendini’s interest in the masks worn by Harlequin, the medieval puppet famous for his multi-coloured garments. Continue reading Harlequin Huzza

Part of the Tonalite display at Coverings

Commercialising Colour

Recent tile exhibitions have also seen unexpected tonal colour combinations, such as blue with blue-green, or orange with red. These analogous colours share a common base colour and, when juxtaposed, create dynamic yet quite delicate compositions that can be both expressive and surprisingly elegant. Continue reading Commercialising Colour