Homage to Himeji

The warm grey tones of fired clay is the focus of Japanese company Koyo Seiga. This raw material is from Himeji in an area serviced by the clear Ichi-kawa River which hosts an abundance of high-quality clay. The clay is first oxidation fired and subsequently reduction smoked in a Koyo kiln to produce beautiful and highly durable Ibushi Kawara tiles. Koyo Seiga, established in 1923, … Continue reading Homage to Himeji

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

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

Villa Liberty Restored

For the interior of Villa Liberty, Bologna, Italy two of Senio’s ceramic collections have been used to maximum effect: the Trapunta series in the bathroom and the Tharros series in the kitchen. The restoration features a typical brick-pattern and warm tile colours. Continue reading Villa Liberty Restored

Casa Andamio by Bosch Capdeferro Arquitectos

Sustainable Surface Solutions

Ceramic tile is, without a shadow of a doubt, essential to sustainable architecture and construction, not just because it is a natural material but also because of the range of construction systems in which it can be used. Continue reading Sustainable Surface Solutions

Marazzi Paris

With the opening of its new showroom at at 63 Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, Marazzi continues its strategy of strengthening its presence in the major European capitals and positioning its brand amongst the international community of architects and interior designers. Continue reading Marazzi Paris

Lucem installation in Luxembourg by Christiane Besch of Forum

Illuminated Imagination

In Luxembourg, the possibilities of Lucem light transmitting concrete were fully explored when a spacious, private wine store created in an extraordinary living-dining room designed by Christiane Besch of Forum architects. Continue reading Illuminated Imagination

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

Tin tile splashback

Trending: Tin Ceiling Tiles

The use of tin ceilings really developed in the mid-nineteenth century, when mass produced sheets of thin rolled tinplate became readily available in America. They reached the zenith of their popularity in the 1890s. As a result, many old buildings, such as the colonial town houses of central Sydney, boast antique tin ceilings, cornices, wall panels and wainscots. Continue reading Trending: Tin Ceiling Tiles

The August restaurant, Göttingen.

Göttingen Greatness

The surface solution for the Augusta restaurant was found in Agrob Buchtal’s Valley range of porcelain stoneware tiles with it’s fine-grain surface and ideal earth-brown colour. The range also provides a wide choice of formats and slip-resistance categories, so that the requirement for a 750 by 750mm tile in the rarely offered R11/B slip-resistance category for the counter area could be satisfied without impairing the visual consistency. Continue reading Göttingen Greatness