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

Margraf Moulds Marble

Advances in machine technology never cease to amaze. In the world of the design they are key to manipulating raw materials and producing unique styles. Now, cutting-edge CNC machinery has enabled Italian company Margraf to creatively shape marble. The inclusion of this new process has enabled a new collection of 3D wall coverings which showcase marble with a variety of different textures. Using such a … Continue reading Margraf Moulds Marble

Azulej Amalgam

Mix and match tiles have been big for the last few years, variations in patterns with a cohesive colour palatte creating vibrant spaces with a whole lot to look at. Patricia Urquiola has taken this theme and ran with it to create Azulej for Mutina. Using three base colours; white, grey, and black, 27 patterns have been designed. These patterns can be combined and used … Continue reading Azulej Amalgam

Palatial Policroma

Combining materials is made easy with Policroma. Designed by Cristina Celestino for Cedit, these large slabs take two distinct surfaces and fuse them to create the stunning range. Using both the class of marble and the texture of Marmorino plaster, Celestino gives us the best of both worlds. The six available colours feature four marbles, chosen for their rarity. Used throughout the years in historical … Continue reading Palatial Policroma

Earthy Energy

Warm, rich, earthy tones feature fantastically in Ariana‘s Energy collection. Coral, Curry, and Peacock take primary colours to another level, giving added subtlety without compromising on vitality- exemplifying perfectly “the power of colour”. The chosen shades work beautifully with one another, and with the neutral Milk, Grey, and Cream options, enabling a host of design and installation choices. Working with the earthy tones are the … Continue reading Earthy Energy

Mighty Mash-Up

Usually tile collections have one theme, one concept, and one colour palette. It makes for cohesive designs and predictable combinations. But Imola Ceramica have taken a different route with their appropriately named Mash-Up. Despite appearances, white was the inspiration behind this range. The neutral shades of white and almond proved to be the perfect backdrop for colour and pattern. Mash-Up does feature a large amount … Continue reading Mighty Mash-Up