Colourful Café

Injecting colour into formerly drab office spaces has been known to bolster the moods and wellbeing of workers. In Broadgate’s 1 Finsbury Avenue Square in London, a refurbished 1980s public space/office building is now home to a punchy burst of colour. The architecture firm who spearheaded the project, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, incorporated an expressive use of vibrant colours throughout the building, including coloured stairways, … Continue reading Colourful Café

And Y cafe eduard eremchuck interior

Cow-print Café Commode

The bright orange furniture is not the only ‘out there’ statement made in this new Russian cafe. Situated near the Don State Public Library in Rostov-on-Don, this entirely tiled cafe has a few fun surpises up its sleeve for the many visiting students. And Y struggles with the same issue that faces many city-based establishments, that of limited space. To solve this problem, young Russian … Continue reading Cow-print Café Commode

Royal Arsenal Dial Square redesign restaurant

Delightful Dial Square

The new, stylish venue for Arsenal FC fans celebrates the birth of the club in a way that ties history with today with a refreshing and modern interior. Located at the Clock End of the Arsenal FC’s Emirates Stadium the club’s origins are highlighted from the off. The designers at 20.20 sought to embody the industrial nature of the club’s inception, as the players were … Continue reading Delightful Dial Square

Conserving Character at The Corn Stores

The future now looks different for this Grade II listed building. Once left derelict and dilapidated, it has had the life breathed back into it by the folks from Rarebreed. This team of friends sought out Quadrant Design to reform it into “a sanctuary of good food, world-class drinks, and great company”. Their aim was to restore the property to its original open and industrial … Continue reading Conserving Character at The Corn Stores

Enjoy the view at Brew92

There is a whole host of surface solutions on display at this Saudi-Arabian coffee shop.  It is the third of its kind to be designed by Liqui for Brew92.  This time, Scandinavian design is the clear source of inspiration.  In order to incorporate many elements into this location, including a roastery and lounge rooms, the space is divided up with various bespoke elements.  Despite the … Continue reading Enjoy the view at Brew92

Trace Elements

The inspiration for the decor at Ristorant Papo in Turin came from the restaurant’s catchphrase “The taste of the sea in the centre of Turin.” This provided the starting point of the choice of materials used. Trace, a range of porcelain stoneware tiles by Ceramiche Caesar, was selected for the floors. Continue reading Trace Elements

Caesarstone installation at Cinnamon Kitchen in Oxford designed by DesignLSM

Cinnamon Caesarstone

The technical qualities of Caesarstone’s quartz makes it an ideal fit for bars and hospitality design. Being extremely durable and stain-resistant compared to natural marbles, Caesarstone quartz is a perfect solution for applications that demand a beautiful, high quality finish. As quartz is non-porous, it is well matched to food preparation and service areas. Continue reading Cinnamon Caesarstone

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

Casacor Collections

Tiles from Cerâmica Elizabeth have been used with great flair to decorate 18 installations for Casacor, currently being staged at Itapema Beach Place, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Continue reading Casacor Collections

Made in England mosaic mural

Organic Originality

Emma Bioggs is a professional mosaic artist acknowledged for her complete mastery of colour and pattern. While she began as a fabricator and mosaic maker for architectural contexts, her personal work has increasingly focused on material culture and the social history of making. Continue reading Organic Originality

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

Tempting Tactile Textures

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

Albert Adrià's Enigma in Barcelona, Spain features Neolith surfaces

Serving Solutions

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.
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Lavazza's new flagship store in Milan's Piazza San Fedele

Lavazza Luxury

Tile Addict’s favourite Italian coffee brand Lavazza has created a flagship store and café in the centre of Milan, where it is seeking to engage customers in a multi-sensory themed coffee experience. UK agency JHP has designed the space, which seeks to present the everyday ingredient of coffee in surprising new ways, while embodying every aspect of the Lavazza brand. The store pioneers Coffee Design, an ‘artform’ created by Lavazza to offer innovative and unusual flavour combinations. Continue reading Lavazza Luxury

Alhambra Tiles at Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse

Totally Tasty Tiling

Some of Alhambra Tile’s extensive portfolio of high profile restaurant tile projects will be on show at The Restaurant & Bar Design Show at ExCeL, London from 26th and 27th September. Free tickets to the show are available by clicking the link in this post. Continue reading Totally Tasty Tiling