mix and match decor tiles codicer 95 cersaie 2019

Colourful Codicer

The Codicer 95 stand at Cersaie was one of Tile Addict’s favourites. It stood out completely from the crowd with the wacky and colourful designs and made such an impact that it deserves it’s own article entirely. There are only a few main collections that will be covered here, although they are by no means the only designs worth mentioning. The first to catch our … Continue reading Colourful Codicer

Superfast by System Ceramics

Mouldless Milestone

Claimed to be the first ceramic press in the world without a mould: Superfast can to produce, in a simple, flexible and rapid manner, all formats of porcelain stoneware starting from 600, 800, and 900mm modules in thicknesses from 3 to 30mm Continue reading Mouldless Milestone

Mutina Chymia black and white tile range cersaie 2019

Cersaie Curiosities V

This year’s Cersaie has given us so much to talk about from so many different companies – a delightfully eclectic mix of patterns, trends, and textures. And luckily, there is still more to share. The earthy Techland collection from Natucer added a vibrant warmth to the stand that was hard to miss. A variety of shapes, formats, and surface decors in Fire, Basalt, and Natural … Continue reading Cersaie Curiosities V

wet system wall paper cersaie 2019 wall and deco

Cersaie Curiosities IV

Tile Addict isn’t done with the wonderful Cersaie discoveries just yet, there is still plenty to come! Wall&Decò‘s textured and colourful designs drew us in, especially the art deco crossover feel of Cabinet de Curiosite, but it was the unique features of their range that are most worth a mention. Their Wet System is a patented coating technology that enables warterproofing and protection for humid … Continue reading Cersaie Curiosities IV

Wow Design kintsugi tiles Ensō cersaie 2019

Cersaie Curiosities III

Cersaie is the gift that keeps on giving, and this third installment of the curiosities from the show demonstrates wonderfully the range of delights we had the privilege of seeing. One particular collection from the Gigacer stand made quite the impression with its varied textured geometric patterns and bold colour choices. Ink has a unique appearance, modern lively colours, subtle shade variation and a look … Continue reading Cersaie Curiosities III

Ape Grupo coloured ombre tile cersaie 2019

Cersaie Curiosities II

Our previous article on Cersaie‘s curiosities barely scratched the surface of all the design delights from the show. Today we have a selection of four more companies who have created a little something to talk about. This piece by Ceramica Sant’Agostino has a slight 70s flair and an interesting format (250mm by 750mm) that draws the eye away from the grout lines to create the … Continue reading Cersaie Curiosities II

41zero42 wallpaper cersaie 2019 tile

Cersaie Curiosities

We have covered many of the main trends and styles that caught Tile Addict’s eye at Cersaie, but there were many, many more special and intruguing works that have not yet received a mention. Firstly, this range from leftfield by Novoceram – Kawaii. A Japanese inspired collection of cartoon decor tiles featuring Kawaii characters was definitely an unexpected find. This bright and lively ceramic wallpaper … Continue reading Cersaie Curiosities

Marazzi skinny format tile trend cersaie 2019

Skinny Selection

Skinny formats have been trending a lot this year so Tile Addict took a look around Cersaie to see how companies have incorporated them into their ranges. And there are definitely some interesting formats, decors, and effects to see! Ceramica Rondine‘s Oxyd (covered in the metallics and pearlescents article) had a new skinny format addition to its collection. The new format included all of the … Continue reading Skinny Selection

skinny format pearlescent tile 41zero42

Partners in light play

Metallic tiles and pearlescents both bring something magical to the tile world. The way they play with light and change colour offers a new experience each time they are viewed. At Cersaie many companies incorporated these two effects into their ranges, each presenting something a little different. Ceramica Rondine showcased a standard industrial style with Oxyd. Their range of metal-look tiles varies from rusty browns … Continue reading Partners in light play

Trending: Tropical II

Paul Ceramiche presented one of the most colourful selections of jungle print tiles at Cersaie with their Yes! Collection – offerring a whole range of bright colours in variations of green, blue, red, orange, and yellow, and a pattern that was solely leafy in nature. It was one of the most effective presentations of a jungle themed range, with demonstrations of its use in interior … Continue reading Trending: Tropical II

Trending: Tropical

In August we took a look at the tile world’s tropical offerings and this year at Cersaie company after company were incorporating jungle print into their collections. A large range of interpretations of the theme were presented, some with a focus on bright colourful flora and fauna, some incorporating textures and metallics, and some taking a very subtle approach. Over the next two posts, we … Continue reading Trending: Tropical

Concluding Cersaie

A few specific things caught the Tile Addict’s eye this year at Cersaie. Each will be explored further in detail, but here is a small round-up of what we have in store in the coming days. Working with wood A few curious and interesting takes on the wood-look tile were presented at a handful of stands- from a play on inlaid wood, to impossible material … Continue reading Concluding Cersaie

Marazzi Cersaie 2019 tile preview

Sneak Peek for Next Week

Here is a quick little preview of the new collections Marazzi will present at Cersaie next week. Inspired by glossily glazed Moroccan terracotta tiles, Crogiolo Zellige is the new 100 by 100mm format tile. They are produced with a rough, handcrafted appearance, complete with uneven surfaces and glaze variations. Crogiolo d_Segni Blend is the new range of porcelain stoneware cement tiles. They come in 200 … Continue reading Sneak Peek for Next Week

Around the World with Marca Corona

As Cersaie 2019 approaches, Tile Addict is treated to a few previews of what’s in store. Marca Corona‘s stand seeks to take us beyond Italy, and on a journey around the world. Translating the essence of a few select locations onto tile has led to an eclectic range of 9 collections, taking us from New York to Thailand. StoneCloud These stoneware floor and wall tiles … Continue reading Around the World with Marca Corona

Edimax Astor Velvet Stream 3D technology

Authentic Edimax

Edimax Astor Ceramiche has introduced a new piece of technology resulting from their keen focus on research and innovation. To further their accomplishments in the ceramic sector, 3D Shaped Technology provides even more realism to their surfaces, adding texture and life to create products with realism. The final results are collections inspired by natural stones, with visual texture, and a matching tactile surface that is … Continue reading Authentic Edimax

Significant Symbiosis

Symbiosis is taking the lead in urban renewal. In a section of Milan – Porta Romana – a business district is being formed to give the residents a new space, full of innovation with the bonds of company and community at its core.  The buildings are designed with a focus on ecological sustainability, with the area sprawling across 100,000sq metres. For the new Fastweb Headquarters … Continue reading Significant Symbiosis

Lea Ceramiche’s Cersaie Slimtech and Delight

Lea Ceramiche is playing with materials for their Cersaie 2019 offerings. Presenting two collections: Slimtech Nextone and Delight, Diego Grandi will design the company stand to give a sense of space, and for materials to effortlessly flow from inside to out. Slimtech Nextone comes from the Nextone collection, but with the added benefit of being ultra slim (6mm). This range is a stone-effect, but has … Continue reading Lea Ceramiche’s Cersaie Slimtech and Delight

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

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

Classy CON.CREA

Tasteful minimalism with an industrial flair is the mood of the day with Ariostea‘s CON.CREA. The collection’s Ultra slabs are now accompanied by the versatile and traditional sizes of 1,200 by 600mm, 600 by 600mm, and 600 by 300mm, enabling their use in smaller spaces, or providing an alternative to vast, uninterrupted expanses of texture. CON.CREA takes its inspiration from brushed concrete and synthetic resin, … Continue reading Classy CON.CREA