Iris Ceramica Blaze new tile collection gloss

Blend Textures with Blaze

Mixing media is an important trend for the year, and there are so many ways that companies are incorporating it into their collections. Iris Ceramica have released a wall tile collection that offer their own take on this theme. Taking the standard metro tile (a 100 by 300mm format) Blaze offers subtle natural textures contrasted with gloss with stylish results. Continue reading Blend Textures with Blaze

White Beauty by Fiandre

Sophisticated surfaces with Maximum impact

Fiandre has added new colours and finishes to the Maximum Marmi collection: Agata, Amazonite, White Beauty, Grey Beauty, Calacatta Bellissimo, Arabescato Orobico, and Rock Salt; while Roc de Bourgogne, and Solida are new colour ranges in the Stone Effects category. Continue reading Sophisticated surfaces with Maximum impact

cursive crossville tile collection

Crossville’s Cursive

This customisable collection from Crossville creates captivating compositions with contemporary colours and coordinated choices. Cursive utlises a select variety of shapes and colours, with design freedom for consumers that, as Crossville’s Lindsey Waldrep states, enables “designers to create spaces as unique as their personal handwriting.” Continue reading Crossville’s Cursive

Liquid collection Patternity Dekton Consentino 2020

Patternity Partnership

Strong believers in the power of pattern Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham founded the ‘conscious creative organisation’ Patternity in 2009 to promote, inspire, and develop ideas surrounding the positive benefits of pattern in society. Embracing pattern as it presents itself in nature and the everyday in order to reconnect with our environment is at the core of Patternity’s philosphy. Continue reading Patternity Partnership

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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

The production of fatigue lea mazy tile printing

The Aesthetics of Fatigue

An unorthodox new concept is being laid out in the tile industry. Léa Mazy, a French designer, has taken the often ignored and discarded low-on-ink printing cartridges and shown that the last few drops still contain beauty. Using ‘fatigue’ as a source of inspiration she explores how this concept, when applied to machinery, can produce something unexpectedly spectacular. Continue reading The Aesthetics of Fatigue

Granby Grows Great

Experimenting with production technique is something of a specialty for Liverpool based Granby Workshop. Formed by Assemble in an attempt to rebuild the almost derelict neighbourhood of Granby, the Workshop brought together a group of creative residents to breathe life back into the area. After decades of regeneration initiatives which were utlimately doomed, in 2011 this new attempt saw ten empty houses secured in a … Continue reading Granby Grows Great

Mar Del Plata from Neolith kitchen surface solution

Sensational Stone Simulation

The Hard Surfaces & Natural Stone Show is fast approaching. For the next few days we will take a sneak peek at some of the offerings in store. From 30th April to 2nd May 2019, buyers visiting ExCel, London, will be presented with a powerful line up of ceramic, porcelain, conglomerate, ultra compact, and natural stone surface solutions, making this a must-visit event for retailers, … Continue reading Sensational Stone Simulation

Montana Gris from CRL Quartz kitchen surface

Quantum Of Quartz

The Hard Surfaces & Natural Stone Show is fast approaching. For the next few days we will take a sneak peek at some of the offerings in store. From 30th April to 2nd May 2019, buyers visiting ExCel, London, will be presented with a powerful line up of ceramic, porcelain, conglomerate, ultra compact, and natural stone surface solutions, making this a must-visit event for retailers, … Continue reading Quantum Of Quartz

Wetrooms and Colour Combinations

The Hard Surfaces & Natural Stone Show is fast approaching. For the next few days we will take a sneak peek at some of the offerings in store. From 30th April to 2nd May 2019, buyers will be presented at ExCel, London with a powerful line up of ceramic, porcelain, conglomerate, ultra-compact, and natural stone surface solutions, making this a must-visit event for retailers, distributors, … Continue reading Wetrooms and Colour Combinations

Metallic Fusion

In Fiandre Architectural Surfaces’ new Magneto collection materials from the past are combined, and delivered with excellent technical performance, plus extraordinary tactile and visual effects. It is a contemporary take on cement, in which the basic material is contaminated with metallic and oxidation effects to alter its appearance and create an alluring balance of materials and colours. Continue reading Metallic Fusion

Shades Of Sophistication

Designer Gordon Guillaumier drew his inspiration for Shades by Ceramiche Piemme from classic hand-decorated majolica. The tiles realistically replicate the delicate and imperfect marks left by the designer’s brush strokes; while the colours overlap to create unique shades. Continue reading Shades Of Sophistication

Easel Does It

With Level, Emilgroup exploits not only the beauty of porcelain stoneware surfaces, but above all their performances. Level cannot be scratched or scored by blades or other objects, its colour and structure remain unaffected by exposure to sources of heat, and it cannot be altered by chemical agents or other particularly acidic or harsh products or foodstuffs. Continue reading Easel Does It