Birds in Trees Charcoal Smoke and Fire Tiles

A Story of Smoke and Fire

With a group of designers whose priority is in the art, Smoke and Fire Tiles is a ceramic treasure trove. Founded in Stamford, Lincolnshire by Mark Aldridge, the company now resides in a converted granary in Suffolk. Their artistic skill is shown in spades throughout their collections which not only covers tile, but also other forms of ceramic art. Continue reading A Story of Smoke and Fire

Etruscan design by Mario Montanari

Maestro Montanari

Although I have been writing about ceramic tiles for decades, and have visited Cersaie every year for over a quarter of a century, I still get a flush of excitement at the thought of this year’s show. I guess I really am a Tile Addict! So, in just four weeks, Hanna and I will pack our bags and head off to Bologna … full of … Continue reading Maestro Montanari

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. Continue reading Hand-crafted Haveli

Iznik Inspired

We are lucky today to have the pleasure of enjoying Iznik tiles, and for new ones to still be created. Originally produced in the 15th and 16th Centuries in the Ottoman Empire, by the 17th Century the practice of creating these tiles had all but disappeared. Although these magnificent ceramics could still be viewed in vast numbers in Mosques and museums, the replicas for sale … Continue reading Iznik Inspired

Keep it Karoistanbul

Using their education and experience in design and craft, Karoistanbul have created an extensive portfolio showcasing their impressive product range. Creating encaustic cement-based tiles since 1990, they have produced copious amounts of flooring and wall coverings and also offer a restoration service. Continue reading Keep it Karoistanbul

Granby Grows Great

Experimenting with production technique is something of a specialty for Liverpool based Granby Workshop. Formed by Assemble in an attempt to rebuild the almost derelict neighbourhood of Granby, the Workshop brought together a group of creative residents to breathe life back into the area. After decades of regeneration initiatives which were utlimately doomed, in 2011 this new attempt saw ten empty houses secured in a … Continue reading Granby Grows Great

Metal-Waste Marvels

It is always inspiring to hear of new ways that old waste materials are being transformed into something completely different – benefiting the planet and appealing to the style conscious among us. One non-renewable resource that we do not hear nearly enough about re-purposing is metal, and few are clued in to the various industries that produce copious metal waste such as water treatment plants. Continue reading Metal-Waste Marvels

Redesigning Recycling in Rwanda

A new Rwandan start-up is seeking to reduce plastic waste one tile at a time. Coldharbour Tiles was founded by Emily Packer and Jake Calhoun in an attempt to take the world in a new, stylish direction whilst also benefiting the planet and creating something beautiful out of waste. Continue reading Redesigning Recycling in Rwanda

Rivoli Grey, Luserna and Saboya from Mainzu (150x300mm)

Old Meets New

Both tradition and its partner, craftsmanship, are things consumers are excitedly welcoming into their homes. Whether it’s the comfort factor that comes along with natural textures and colour variations, or the uniqueness they provide that can be hard to locate in modern, sterile environments, the incorporation of artisanal interior elements is a trend that cannot be ignored in 2019. Thankfully it’s also a trend that … Continue reading Old Meets New

Collaboration with Alejandro Zaera in Aiuchi, Japan

Toni Cumella: Ceramic Visionary

Toni Cumella’s ceramic expertise has been utilised by architects such as Enric Miralles, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, and Jean Nouvel. These collaborations have made Ceramica Cumella’s material a key component of Barcelona’s stunning built environment. Continue reading Toni Cumella: Ceramic Visionary

Fusta by Fanal

Spanish Surprises

Mimicking the look of pressed wood chips, the Fusta Collection from Fanal brings a raw and natural look to floors and walls. This polished glazed porcelain range is available in a 450 by 1,180mm rectified format. Continue reading Spanish Surprises

New Terracotta from Domus Tiles

Sumptuous Shapes

Domus Tiles’ New Terracotta collection places an emphasis on handmade production which means no two tiles are ever the same. Traditional techniques result in a unique, tactile quality, with subtle shade variations, irregular edges and small imperfections are all part of the time-worn aesthetic. Continue reading Sumptuous Shapes

Capitone by Senhor das Pedras, Revestir 2017

Tactile Transitions

Senhor Das Pedras offers a beguiling union of high technology, product quality and on-trend designs in cement. The company’s standing was enhanced at Revestir by four powerful new ranges: Urbes, Clean, Puzzle and Boomer. Continue reading Tactile Transitions

Cool Creations

Architect Bruna Albuquerque has been in charge of the Lurca Azulejos brand since 2010, delivering designs prove how ceramic tiles can totally change a space. The portfolio is inspired by the Brazilian ceramic tradition, and the tiles, while apparently simply, can be composed into striking panels. Continue reading Cool Creations

Perforated Perfection

Manufatti is an iconic Brazilian company that offers a wide and differentiated portfolio of cogobos and other ceramic pieces: all hand-made, piece by piece. These awesome products are available in various colours; with glazed, frosted, gloss, metallic and bespoke finish options. Continue reading Perforated Perfection

Tech Rail Aspen Teak by Natucer

Extruding Excellence

Natucer’s extruded porcelain products have an on-trend hand-crafted look. The subtle variation in size and surface texture is a desirable characteristic and adds to the appeal of the company’s tiles. At Cevisama, Natucer explored geometry through different formats, combining irregular with traditional forms; adding value while delivering new decorative options. Continue reading Extruding Excellence

Bouquet Of Beauty

Bouquet Ceramic’s Cevisama stand was a riot of commercially-aware, decorative designs in small formats, featuring unusual shapes, eye-popping glazes, beautiful graphics, sculptural forms and technical expertise in tile form. Continue reading Bouquet Of Beauty

Cerchio by Tonalite

Tipping Tonalite

In Tonalite’s Cerchio system, circular tiles are combined with a highly engineered self-supporting galvanised steel sub-structure. It can be used to create innovative architectural forms with strong formal coherence and 3D forms. Continue reading Tipping Tonalite