Carmen by Alessandro Mendini for Portinari

Carmen Is Best In Show

Portinari’s new Carmen collection, that will officially make its debut at Salone del Mobile in Milan in April, is the latest fruit of Alessandro Mendini’s highly successful  partnership with A Lot Of Brazil and its designer Pedro Franco; Continue reading Carmen Is Best In Show

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

Sculptural Sophistication

Castelatto consistently offers a range of versatile solutions for all spaces and styles. Acutely always aware of current design trends, its products deliver a unique look and allow dramatic interpretation of spaces. Continue reading Sculptural Sophistication

Cobogó Brise by Rosa Pinc for Nina Martinelli

Cobogo Corner

For Revestir, Nina Martinelli is launching the Cobogó Brise, made in architectural concrete, and created by the designer Rosa Pinc. Here form and function are in perfect harmony. “I’ve transformed my always organic shapes into subtle straight lines that allow light and fresh breeze to leave the environment pleasant,” explains Pinc. Continue reading Cobogo Corner

Provençal Proposal

Suitable for floor and wall applications, Realonda’s new red body stoneware range Riga has two design options: the plainish Concrete, and the colourful Patchwork; the latter in over 30 different on-trend designs. Continue reading Provençal Proposal

Jazz by Cevica

Cevica’s Got Good Vibes

One of the stands at Cevisama that captured the move towards bolder colours and forms was Cevica. Good Vibes, a 140 by 160mm hexagonal range by French designer Pascal Turbe, offered an attractive palette that featured strong colour contrasts; while the graphics have all the strength and passion of African fabrics. Continue reading Cevica’s Got Good Vibes

Designer Distress

FS Briati, a new porcelain range designed for Peronda by Francisco Segarra, combines two concepts from the same design trend to highly decorative effect: cement effects and vintage cement tiles in a 452 by 452mm format. Continue reading Designer Distress

One of the designs from the Dolce Vita collection by Vives

Vives Voyeur

Dynamism and elegance blend harmoniously in Dolce Vita: an effervescent new Vives collection that explores new directions in interior design, merging different periods and styles to create impressive spaces that are both gentle and, at the same time, pioneering. Continue reading Vives Voyeur

Groove by Keraben

Keraben’s Kursaal Kulture

The idea behind Keraben stand at Cevisama was to showcase all the group’s latest tile surfaces, formats, finishes and ideas in the Keraben Grupo Resort; a space that encapsulates the importance of wellbeing in today’s fast-paced world. Continue reading Keraben’s Kursaal Kulture

Working with Wood-effects

On STN Ceramica’s stand at Ceviusama you would have found wood-effect tiles in rude health. More than 10 ranges were featured on the main displays: Woodland, Springwood, Rainwood, Barnwood, Yukon, Foret, Lake, Mount, Asbury and Valley: and that is but a fraction of the timber-look tile in STN’s 2018 catalogue. Continue reading Working with Wood-effects