Zhanna Kadyrova ceramic tile artist exhibition

Confounding Ceramic Clothing

Ukrainian artist Zhanna Kadyrova is re-purposing tiles in a way you have to see to believe. It started with second-hand tiles found in São Paulo in 2014 but she has since made use of tiles from Soviet-era buildings in her native Ukraine, decorated a mannequin with materials from Chernobyl, and most recently has used tiles from an old Venetian hotel to craft her masterpieces. But … Continue reading Confounding Ceramic Clothing

Playful Plasticiet

Adding to the awesome list of surface producers utilising discarded materials is Plasticiet. Founded by Marten van Middelkoop and Joost Dingemans, the aim of the company was to make use of the massive amounts of plastic waste, creating something useful and durable. By using old products like garden furniture and buckets, they save the controversial material from landfill, and reduce the amount of raw material … Continue reading Playful Plasticiet

Huguet Apt collaboration terrazzo recucled construction waste

Terrazzo Teamwork

Terrazzo masters Huguet teamed up with architects Apt to boost their offerings and make use of waste materials from the construction industry such as brick, metal, and timber. The collaboration, unveiled at Clerkenwell 2019, was born out of a desire to experiment and produce something new. The use of waste materials means end results are often a surprise and it seems these latest creations far … Continue reading Terrazzo Teamwork

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Durable Durat

Terrazzo appears to be a favourite among surface producers looking to incorporate waste materials into their products rather than allowing them to be forgotten in landfill. The desire for variation in chip colour and size makes terrazzo perfect for incorporating waste of many kinds and creating unique combinations and designs. This Finnish company founded in 1990 was developed with the specific aim of incorporating waste … Continue reading Durable Durat

Silicastone Terrazzo in Celadon from Alusid recycled tiles

Silicastone Saves Scrap

Adding to the raft of innovative eco companies featured here on Tile Addict is Alusid – formed in 2015 after research at the University of Central Lancashire which investigated ways that waste could be repurposed into surface materials. The result was Silicastone, a new durable material made from 98% minimum of glass, ceramics and mineral waste. Five tile collections and two surface solutions are offered … Continue reading Silicastone Saves Scrap

Ice Cream Cladding

The Microlibrary Bima, Sumur Bandung, Indonesia, designed by SHAU architects, was a Jury and Popular Choice Winner in the Architizer A+ Awards 2017. The façade was constructed using 2,000 recycled ice cream buckets that, in binary code, spell out ‘books are the windows to the world’ in Indonesian. Continue reading Ice Cream Cladding

Re-purposed Roof Tiles

erracotta Flooring is one of the largest suppliers of reclaimed terracotta tiles, salvaged from structures built during the heyday of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The 100 to 250 year old roof tiles are carefully refinished by hand for interior or exterior flooring applications. Continue reading Re-purposed Roof Tiles