Bountiful Bencore

Like many architectural surface producers before them, Bencore started out making products for a different industry. Starting up 20 years ago in Carrara, Italy, they manufactured thin, lightweight panels for industrial use on truck beds and yachts. Taking these key elements and emphasising rigidity and transparency their signature Starlight was developed. Due to its versatile nature, enabling light play and the use of transparent components, … Continue reading Bountiful Bencore

Marvel at Marble

Marble is a firm favourite- all around the world it is a symbol of grandeur, making up elaborate buildings and monuments. Since ancient Roman times this material has come to be seen as an Italian icon and for Atlas Concorde it is this history they wish to represent with their new collection Marvel. Supplementing this range is Marvel Dream, branching out slightly from the classic … Continue reading Marvel at Marble

Cooperation in Colorplay

Marazzi‘s new collection features a range of soft inviting neutrals designed to act in partnership with bolder hues or work with more elaborate decors. In keeping with the trend identified by Ceramics of Italy, this delightful mix of colours is on the muted side, each evoking calm. Colorplay’s base shades Cream, Sage, Taupe, and White, and the darker Anthracite and Blue have a relaxing group … Continue reading Cooperation in Colorplay

Ceramics of Italy Trends Spring/Summer 2019

In February we took a look at the five biggest trends anticipated to take the tile world by storm. Each has taken the stage over the past few months, but for Ceramics of Italy, the breakdown of Italian tile producers from Coverings in Orlando and ICFF in New York means we’ve now been treated to a slightly different set of trends. This selection of six … Continue reading Ceramics of Italy Trends Spring/Summer 2019

Characterful Concrete

There’s something about concrete which can seem a little cold- the vast expanse of dull grey that evokes images of factory interiors and warehouses. The industrial look is highly modern and remains über trendy, but often relies on highly stylised furniture and lighting for elevation. Sometimes interior spaces need a little something else to add character. Italian architect Andrea Maffei believes concrete to be the … Continue reading Characterful Concrete

Greg Natale composite bisizza glass mosaic design

Organic meets Geometric

From Australian designer Greg Natale comes a range that mixes unpredictable natural shapes and highly ordered geometry to produce The Composite Collection. Created for Italian luxury design brand Bisazza, this creative set of mosaics offers a distinctively organic appearance whilst maintaining something of the modern and robotic. The four decorative patterns take inspiration from a range of natural forms, including coral and minerals. The final … Continue reading Organic meets Geometric

Allergy Allies

Since 2004 Tiziana Colombo has been attempting to educate about food allergies and developing a raft of recipes with those allergies in mind. Taking this a step further, Colombo sought to create a cookery school, enabling people to learn how to cook delicious food for those intolerant to a range of ingredients, such as shellfish, dairy, eggs, and legumes. To set the tone of the … Continue reading Allergy Allies

Design Your Slabs

This is a truly exciting innovation promoted by Iris Ceramica Group. With Design Your Slabs, any image or design can be recreated on FIANDRE ceramic surfaces. This includes, and focuses on, large scale ceramic slabs – ideal for remarkable façades and show stealing interiors. Their whole system is tailor made with tile formats ranging from 750mm by 375mm to 3,000mm by 1,500mm, although the system … Continue reading Design Your Slabs

Volcanic Veneer

We’ve seen smoked tiles and metal glazes, explored iridescence and the inner-workings of the Pompeii mosaics, and now we have something completely different – volcanic ash glazed tiles. Created from the collaboration between Formafantasma and Dzek comes the newest innovation of this historical material. One of the two founders of Formafantasma, Andrea Trimarchi, grew up in Sicily in the shadow of Mount Etna. This inspiring … Continue reading Volcanic Veneer

Shades Blot Dawn Nat (175x205mm) Ceramiche Piemme tile range NYCxDESIGN

Superior Shades

This range was previously covered in Tile Addict back in October but due to the recognition of its excellence from NYCxDESIGN it feels like a good excuse to celebrate these fabulous tiles once again. Designed by Gordon Guillaumier for Ceramiche Piemme, Shades utilises technology to replicate the spontaneous hand of an artist. Within shades there are five colour families representing light variety throughout the day, … Continue reading Superior Shades

Minimale Arazzi Matteo Brioni Studio Irvine clay panels

Cloaked in Clay

This bespoke new panel system from Matteo Brioni makes marvelous use of clay. Company research into the use of clay and the artistic direction of Studio Irvine architect Marialaura Rossiell led to the creation of Arazzi – inspired by tapestries and re-imagined into a modern system. Arazzi is designed as a modular system of panels that can be formed and arranged to create personal and … Continue reading Cloaked in Clay

Enigmatic Euridice

Although tiles are commonly works of art in their own right, this collection created in collaboration with Italian artist Giorgio Griffa takes that concept to another level. Since the mid-sixties Griffa’s work has developed from a traditional approach to subject and style, to one identifably formed in the abstract-expressionist and tachiste movements. Despite being firmly categorised as belonging to this ‘analytical painting’ movement, today his … Continue reading Enigmatic Euridice