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Trending: Tin Ceiling Tiles

The use of tin ceilings really developed in the mid-nineteenth century, when mass produced sheets of thin rolled tinplate became readily available in America. They reached the zenith of their popularity in the 1890s. As a result, many old buildings, such as the colonial town houses of central Sydney, boast antique tin ceilings, cornices, wall panels and wainscots. Continue reading Trending: Tin Ceiling Tiles

The August restaurant, Göttingen.

Göttingen Greatness

The surface solution for the Augusta restaurant was found in Agrob Buchtal’s Valley range of porcelain stoneware tiles with it’s fine-grain surface and ideal earth-brown colour. The range also provides a wide choice of formats and slip-resistance categories, so that the requirement for a 750 by 750mm tile in the rarely offered R11/B slip-resistance category for the counter area could be satisfied without impairing the visual consistency. Continue reading Göttingen Greatness

Church of the Misericordia in Terranuova Bracciolini

Church Cladding Complexity

The Church of the Misericordia in Terranuova Bracciolini, Arezzo, Italy, one of the winners of the Adi Ceramics Design Award at Cersaie 2014, features a ceramic façade built up using tridimensional hexagonal glazed cotto tiles developed by Tagina. Continue reading Church Cladding Complexity

Paris-based Ceramic Custodians

Almaviva is a Paris-based tile atelier that makes Delft tiles, azulejo panels and hand-made glazed tiles. The studio’s specialties also include Italian Renaissance majolica tiles, medieval pavements, Iznik panels and Islamic tiles, including zellige. The clay is stamped by hand and the decoration hand-painted with natural oxides. Continue reading Paris-based Ceramic Custodians

Delft's railway station, designed by Mecanoo, with tiles by Mosa

Determinedly Delft

Delft’s old railway station has been repurposed.  The end product is an architectural beauty, with an eye-catching use of ceramic.  The construction site was off limits to the public but when everything was ready, and Delft’s new railway station opened its doors, it was instantly clear that the architecture firm Mecanoo had pulled out all the stops.  The determination to maintain the historic legacy of … Continue reading Determinedly Delft

Sizzling SomerTile

At ICFF 2017 in New York City, SomerTile will be displaying many exciting new product lines for 2017, including some of the stunning new collections from leading Spanish manufacturer Peronda. Continue reading Sizzling SomerTile