budri showroom Patricia Urqiola marble design interior

Creative Space

Earlier this year Milan welcomed another showstopping showroom to their streets. Located at Foro Buonaparte 60, right in the heart of the city, leading marble masters Budri can be found. Patricia Urqiuola, one of the brands creators and collaborators, and renowned architect and designer was enlisted to design the space. The idea was for the showroom to be more than a display centre, but to … Continue reading Creative Space

Retro RUBIO

An awesome use of colour helps us re-imagine the past, present and future of Spanish publisher RUBIO. With thanks to Masquespacio, the store is awash with creativity and sections of the space are kitted out for interactive learning- including handwriting and mathematics practice. Although the shop provides separate areas for each of their collections, the RUBIO store concept is far from standard and commercial. Known … Continue reading Retro RUBIO

Curved Catalan Camper

Widely used in Catalonia, the bóveda (vault) is one of the most elegant structural supports in the design world. They appear to defy physics, confounding beholders with their layered brickwork and gentle curves (see the example of the Soriano-Manzanet family vault in Villareal, Spain). Taking inspiration from this architectural tradition, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma redesigned footwear store Camper. Using both the characteristic terracotta orange and … Continue reading Curved Catalan Camper

Clerkenwell Coming Up

Clerkenwell Design Week‘s tenth edition is here from tomorrow, Tuesday 21st, until Thursday 23rd May. Their usual mix of showrooms and exhibitions will keep us updated on the latest in interior design trends from lighting, product design, textile, and of course, surface design. With the addition of workshops, talks, and product launches it is a well rounded event providing great insight. There are some big … Continue reading Clerkenwell Coming Up

Terrazzo Triumph

The BMW Welt in Munich has been given a frosty new lease of life from none other than Patricia Urquiola. In this large space which acts as showroom, museum, and venue, cutting edge 3D printing technology has created a terrazzo spectacle of the 3,466 square feet (322 square-metre) of flooring. Designed by Urquiola, the colours, shape and style were inspired by the BMW Concept M8 … Continue reading Terrazzo Triumph

Gem Glass Magma from Sicis

Playing with Nature

This is a small selection of company’s offerings that take large formats to the next level and into the ether. Using inspiration from nature in the form of marble and gemstones, digital printing helps to create truly incredible out-of-this-world tiles. Sicis offers both mystic marble and grand-scale gems. The veining in their marble collection comes in five powerful metallic shades, giving the collection its name … Continue reading Playing with Nature

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

Caesarstone installation at Cinnamon Kitchen in Oxford designed by DesignLSM

Cinnamon Caesarstone

The technical qualities of Caesarstone’s quartz makes it an ideal fit for bars and hospitality design. Being extremely durable and stain-resistant compared to natural marbles, Caesarstone quartz is a perfect solution for applications that demand a beautiful, high quality finish. As quartz is non-porous, it is well matched to food preparation and service areas. Continue reading Cinnamon Caesarstone

Housing Harley Davidson

Synonymous with authentic design, Harley-Davidson demands a unique and particular attention to detail when it comes to the design of its showrooms. So it is some accolade for UK-based CTD Architectural Tiles that it has recently completed its second Harley Davidson garage in Manchester, England; a project developed in collaboration with Focus Architecture and Surveying. Continue reading Housing Harley Davidson

Hyper Dec Street from the Wide range by Flaviker

Dawning Diversification

Flaviker will be pushing back the frontiers of porcelain at Cersaie 2018, with new 12mm thick panels and its new Bath Design project. At Cersaie 2018, Flaviker will not only present the material inspirations behind the new collection but also propose more versatile and creative applications of large-size tiles in the world of furniture and bathrooms. Continue reading Dawning Diversification

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