Acoustic Wall Assemblage

After taking a look at their robot-constructed building-concept installation, we wanted to learn more about other curious projects that architects Gramazio Kohler have completed. Luckily, last year they took on another wholly ingenious venture in Switzerland. The company was comissioned by engineering firm Basler & Hofman to create and install a specially designed timber wall. The 8,500 blocks used in the project were specifically cut … Continue reading Acoustic Wall Assemblage

Superfast by System Ceramics

Mouldless Milestone

Claimed to be the first ceramic press in the world without a mould: Superfast can to produce, in a simple, flexible and rapid manner, all formats of porcelain stoneware starting from 600, 800, and 900mm modules in thicknesses from 3 to 30mm Continue reading Mouldless Milestone

Solto4D Peronda Museum Surfaces tile natural stone

4D Forms

Imitation stone is getting better and better. Companies are making use of improved technology to get an uncannily keen degree of accuracy for their products, enabling the resurgence of lost or rare materials, and an ease of use for dense and heavy stone that would otherwise be inaccessible for many projects. New 4DTECH technology has been utilised to create a plethora of imitation surfaces for … Continue reading 4D Forms

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

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

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

Metal-Waste Marvels

It is always inspiring to hear of new ways that old waste materials are being transformed into something completely different – benefiting the planet and appealing to the style conscious among us. One non-renewable resource that we do not hear nearly enough about re-purposing is metal, and few are clued in to the various industries that produce copious metal waste such as water treatment plants. … Continue reading Metal-Waste Marvels

Collaboration with Alejandro Zaera in Aiuchi, Japan

Toni Cumella: Ceramic Visionary

Toni Cumella’s ceramic expertise has been utilised by architects such as Enric Miralles, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, and Jean Nouvel. These collaborations have made Ceramica Cumella’s material a key component of Barcelona’s stunning built environment. Continue reading Toni Cumella: Ceramic Visionary

Hyper Dec Street from the Wide range by Flaviker

Dawning Diversification

Flaviker will be pushing back the frontiers of porcelain at Cersaie 2018, with new 12mm thick panels and its new Bath Design project. At Cersaie 2018, Flaviker will not only present the material inspirations behind the new collection but also propose more versatile and creative applications of large-size tiles in the world of furniture and bathrooms. Continue reading Dawning Diversification

Terracotta Tesselations

Nina Martinelli used and abused the plasticity of ceramics to create Giotto, a design inspired by the work of the Italian painter and architect Giotto di Bondoni. He was a pioneer of perspective, who adopted the visual language of sculptors. Continue reading Terracotta Tesselations

The new portal at Sylter Welle is formed from light-transmitting Lucem Lichtbeton concrete

Luminous Landmark

A luminous portal made of fascinating light transmitting concrete has been created on Germany’s most beautiful and expensive island Sylt. Embedded in dunes, and with panoramic views of the North Sea, the Sylter Welle is a unique adventure pool with indoor and outdoor areas. Continue reading Luminous Landmark

Matrice by Cedit

Sensory Structures

For Cedit’s Matrice collection, Brondi and Rainò have taken various concrete-inspired surfaces and imagined additional design reverberations, using 3mm deep incised graphic marks cut into the slabs. These provide a framework for infinite design combinations when grouted in bold colours. This recalls embroidery where every stitch is at right-angles to another one to construct forms and decorations. Continue reading Sensory Structures

Integrated Inspiration

Mutina Accents is the latest piece of evidence that Mutina is a company that celebrates following a bold new approach to ceramics … no longer conceived as a mere material for making tiles but as an interior design project. Continue reading Integrated Inspiration

Grouted Geometry

Cava’s strength lies in graphic patterns of incisions, instead of surface decoration. The true reveal does not occur until the tiles are installed … at the moment when the chosen coloured grout joint is complete and the design is fully expressed. Continue reading Grouted Geometry

The Art Deco collection from Etruria Design

Art Deco Delights

Italy’s Etruria Design offers a rich and versatile range of 3D wall tiles in a variety of colours, shapes and graphic lines. These have been developed through two distinct decorative concepts: the stricter, more refined Victoria collection, and the Art Déco collection, which is centred on a reappraisal of this decorative retro style. Continue reading Art Deco Delights

Patina Party Participation

Inspired by factories and urban lofts, and translated for residential and commercial interiors, each of Caesarstone’s Metropolitan surfaces has been created to reflect the authentic textures of raw manufacturing, such as oxidized steel, poured plaster and raw concrete. Using cutting-edge technology, weathered patinas have been achieved in quartz for what is claimed to be the very first time. Continue reading Patina Party Participation

The Language of Leather

Apavisa’s new Pelle collection – a beautiful leather-effect range – has been created using innovative 3D digital printing. This allows tile designers to not only create subtle surface colours and patterns but also to print texture on tiles. Continue reading The Language of Leather

Mini Hexa Contract by Wow

Winsome Wow

Mesmerising, hypnotic and uber cool, Wow’s decorative tile portfolio that would grace the showroom of any aspirational retailer around the world. It should also prove a hit with architects and designers as it offers a great opportunity to express creativity in surprisingly innovative ways. Continue reading Winsome Wow

Concreto by Ceramiche Lea

Consummate Concreto

At Coverings. Lea Ceramiche presented what has to be the most carefully-considered and fully realised concrete portfolio to date. Concreto, designed by Fabio Novembre is a varied and original reinterpretation of this iconic construction material. Continue reading Consummate Concreto