An image from Cevisama 2017

Viva Valencia

Cevisama is a really good excuse to visit the delightful and visually-exciting city of Valencia. The city really shines in two areas: food and architecture. It is hard to get a bad meal in Valencia; providing you stick to Spanish and Valencian menus. Valencia is also a wonderful city for architecture. The old city offers a taste of historical splendour; while The City of Arts and Sciences is a modernist must. Continue reading Viva Valencia

Pastel Progression

Moving beyond the celebrity of millenial pink, shades of blush, lavender, sea green and pale yellow can be found in dozens of floor and wall tiles. Less saturated than primary colors, pastels create a light, soft and calming effect, which dovetails with a few other trends from this year from Painterly to Nostalgia. Continue reading Pastel Progression

Painterly Proposals

Everywhere you look there is an overarching softness and romanticism in the design world with gentle curves, washes of colour and the unmistakable touch of an artist’s hand. Continue reading Painterly Proposals

Decoration Deconstructed

Tile companies are constantly seeking new ways to add movement and volume to the flat surface, whether by texture, pattern, or trompe l’oeil effects. Continue reading Decoration Deconstructed

Bountiful Botanicals

While floral designs have been around since decorative tile was invented, botanical is a new trend that reflects two movements in the design industry. The first is a focus on health and wellness and the incorporation of the natural world into interiors. Meanwhile, the influence of tropical modernism has seeped into interiors and product design, shown by the abundance of palm, cacti and other flora-inspired patterns. Continue reading Bountiful Botanicals

Tunateca Balfegó, Barcelona, designed by El Equipo Creativo

Tuna Testimony

Tunateca Balfegó by Tunateca Balfegó is a new gastronomic space that transports diners to a submarine world, inspired by the forms, textures and colours of the skin and meat of the red tuna. Continue reading Tuna Testimony

Take A Tile Tour

“We wanted to capture the passion and obsession we have for tiles at every stage during the journey, highlighting facts such our locally sourced raw materials and our innovative manufacturing techniques to give customers a fuller understanding of what we do.” Jayne Adamson on British Ceramic Tile’s new corporate video. Continue reading Take A Tile Tour

The Lea Ceramiche Showroom in Milan

Sloping Showroom Surprise

Combined with floor tiles from the Take Care collection, the PAD surfaces used in Lea Ceramiche’s Milan showroom emphasize the expressive potential of the material: its tactility and softness, the iridescent effect with gentle relief of the designs that generate movement and fluidity on the ceramic. Continue reading Sloping Showroom Surprise

Earthy Enthusiasm

Crossroad brings together the experience of the two brands – ABK and Oikos – through a moodboard concept that combines different material effects and co-ordinating colours in identical or complimentary tones. The result is a selection of sophisticated, on trend, surface options. Continue reading Earthy Enthusiasm

TSJ Newsletter

The latest issue of the Tile & Stone Journal e-newsletter (shown above) is now available. Coverage of technical innovations, the latest ceramic tile design trends, profiles of leading manufacturers and much more can be found in Tile & Stone Journal, or online at http://www.tileandstonejournal.com. Continue reading TSJ Newsletter