1950s colour charts may seem an unlikely direction for modern designers but, judging from Cersaie, today’s tile creatives are turning to post-war period for both base tones and highlight hues, particularly for small format glazed wall tiles. Continue reading Proposing A Post-War Palette
Looking at Little Greene’s beautifully curated 2017 palette, clear similarities emerge between what this market-leading paint and wallpaper company is currently offering to the market, and what is set to come down the pipe in Sassuolo, Castellon and the other ceramic tile hubs in 2018. Continue reading Curating The Colours Of England
Marca Corona Gallery, the historical archive of the Rubbiani Collection, was the source of inspiration for Marca Corona’s new small-format Maiolica collection in which tiling tradition is reinterpreted through one of its timeless guises: white and blue majolica. Innovative decoration techniques give these floor and wall tiles a thoroughly modern look, suitable for the most sophisticated and on-trend spaces. Continue reading Modern Maiolica Mastery
The key to the impact of Decortiles’ 2017 portfolio lies in the duality between the brutal and the delicate. This, together with a multiplicity of surfaces, formats, and finishes, including on-trend sober tones of grey, black, and white, results in a range that both excites and offers clear commercial potential. Continue reading Deconstructing Decoration
Right now very few companies on the planet can match Aparici’s 2017/18 portfolio for sheer inventiveness, humour, tone, texture and graphic joie de vivre. Continue reading Apposite Aparici
Neolith Blanco Carrara BC02 Polished was selected by Anne-Sophie Rischard, the renowned French pâtissière, for the worktops and splashbacks in the kitchen of her Parisian apartment. Continue reading Polished Parisian Pâtissière
Ceramica Sant’Agostino is one of the leading pioneers in the area of textile-effect tiles. The ground-breaking Digitalart and Tailorart ranges have now been joined by Fineart. This new fabric-effect porcelain collection features high-end digital printing techniques and a light 3D structure. It offers a fine texture, soft tones, delicate melanges, and small formats. Continue reading Tempting Tactile Textures
The new Antique Marble collection from Cerim exploits a variety of finishes, sizes and colour themes to satisfy the demands of contemporary architecture and modern lifestyles, while maintaining a connection to this timeless material’s historical roots. Continue reading Antique Marble of Cerim
Neolith by TheSize is fast establishing itself as a surface of choice for restaurateurs. The past 12 months has seen this sintered stone brand used by a host of world-renowned chefs including: Albert Adrià at Enigma, James Martin at The Kitchen at Chewton Glen, Italo Bassi at ConFusion and Sonia Peronaci at Sonia’s Factory.
Continue reading Serving Solutions
Stepping on to the impressive Grespania stand, one was faced by presentations of ceramics and porcelain floor and wall tiles, alongside one-piece kitchen worktops formed from ceramics slabs, achingly stylish Danish tables with Laminam table tops, and giant Laminam slabs that stretch the definition of tiles to 1,200 by 3,600mm … some stretch and quite beyond belief if I cast my mind back to my first Cersaie 25 years ago. Continue reading What Is A Tile?
Neolith by TheSize has been specified by Italian architects and design collaboration, Colombo Experience for the interior fit out of Sonia’s Factory; TV chef Sonia Peronaci’s new HQ. Neolith adds a luxurious look and feel to the kitchens and renovated space which pay homage to traditional Italian design. Continue reading Cooking Colombo Style
In this age of bland greige and grey tiles, Clayhaus offers a bold and vivid alternative. The Clayhaus creed is that colour should be embraced. So, as well as custom glazes, the in-house palette continually changes as new bespoke colours are created. A team of skilled artisans takes each tile from clay extrusion, to hand cutting, to hand-application of the glazes, reflecting a genuine passion for what they do. Continue reading Colour Me Cool