Housing Harley Davidson

Synonymous with authentic design, Harley-Davidson demands a unique and particular attention to detail when it comes to the design of its showrooms. So it is some accolade for UK-based CTD Architectural Tiles that it has recently completed its second Harley Davidson garage in Manchester, England; a project developed in collaboration with Focus Architecture and Surveying. Continue reading Housing Harley Davidson

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

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

Working with Wood-effects

On STN Ceramica’s stand at Cevisama you would have found wood-effect tiles in rude health. More than 10 ranges were featured on the main displays: Woodland, Springwood, Rainwood, Barnwood, Yukon, Foret, Lake, Mount, Asbury and Valley: and that is but a fraction of the timber-look tile in STN’s 2018 catalogue. Continue reading Working with Wood-effects

Transcluent Backstage tile, 600 by 1,200mm, by Ceramica Portinari

Translucent Tile Sensation

Ceramica Portinari’s Backstage range, comes in three colours and two formats and brings to mind the subtle surface sculpting and deliberate imperfections of Mutina’s ground-breaking Déchirer range. But the real wow factor is the translucent option. Continue reading Translucent Tile Sensation

Little Greene's Colours of England

Curating The Colours Of England

Looking at Little Greene’s beautifully curated 2017 palette, clear similarities emerge between what this market-leading paint and wallpaper company is currently offering to the market, and what is set to come down the pipe in Sassuolo, Castellon and the other ceramic tile hubs in 2018. Continue reading Curating The Colours Of England

Apposite Aparici

Right now very few companies on the planet can match Aparici’s 2017/18 portfolio for sheer inventiveness, humour, tone, texture and graphic joie de vivre. Continue reading Apposite Aparici

75 by 300mm tiles from the Industrial range by British Ceramic Tile

Metallic Tile Morphism

Cersaie 2016 saw everything from the neo-industrial chic of large format corten and burnished steel slabs, through to bright cold, copper and platinum tesserae; and this design thread had some fresh impetus at Cersaie 2018 through the widespread adoption of continuous pressing technology giving rise to the simulated sheet-metal ultra-large tile ranges. Metallic tiles are also featuring in cutting-edge interiors as decorative inlays, either framing tiles or creating geometric motifs. Continue reading Metallic Tile Morphism

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

February Fashion Feature

For more than ten years Surface Design Show has been the place where industry people immerse themselves in the latest materials for the built environment, gain new insights and network with like-minded designers and suppliers. From 6th to 8th February 2018, the show will return to London’s Business Design Centre, presenting the newest and best surfaces that the design industry has to offer. Continue reading February Fashion Feature

Wide&Style by ABK: House

Kaleidoscopic Ceramics

Wide&Style is the new on-demand collection from ABK Ceramiche that brings together large panels and high-resolution digital decoration. Its unique blend of innovative technologies and creativity lends a distinctive, personal look to any project. Continue reading Kaleidoscopic Ceramics

Woven Wonders

A well-chosen range of decors, mosaics, and trims further extends Ceramica Sant’Agostino’s FinaArt range’s design scope. The woven-effect decor is particularly impressive; making this range the ultimate expression of the fabric-effect tile trend. Continue reading Woven Wonders

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

Op-Art - Various Colours on Silver Aluminum - by AirTiles.

Coloured Metallic Murals

AirTiles are innovative, functional and decorative panels, made from Alumer; a polymer-coated aluminum sheet that creates the illusion of a metallic inlay. The panels come in various formats – from decorative borders to tile panels up to huge murals in which a large number of panels are combined to create a large-scale artwork. Continue reading Coloured Metallic Murals

Concrete Art by Kerradeco

Naturally Natural

The Surface & Materials Show will take place at NEC Birmingham, between 10th and 12th October 2017 as part of UK Construction Week. Now in its third year, Surface & Materials will showcase the latest surface solutions for architects, interior designers, specifiers and design savvy homeowners and self-builders seeking a broad range of innovative and high-performance products. Continue reading Naturally Natural

Channeling Yakisugi

With the new Kasai range, Ceramiche Refin honours Japanese design culture, expressing on porcelain stoneware the same visual and tactile characteristics of traditional burnt wooden slats in a refined and elegant ceramic collection that provides a pleasing mix of tradition and innovation. Continue reading Channeling Yakisugi

Pusateri’s Porcelain Projection

GH+A Design’s challenge was to project gourmet food retailer Pusateri’s powerful brand image, develop chic and elegant spaces, and also deliver an exceptional client experience. Ceragres’s contribution was a tile range that embodies this ethos: the White Experience. Continue reading Pusateri’s Porcelain Projection

Porcelain Parquet Progression

Ecoceramica’s Tempo porcelain range’s design options – Pearl, Desert, Cherry and Smoke – feature sumptuous and finely-detailed patterns. The designs were inspired by the grain of natural wood but use the latest-generation of ceramic decoration techniques to bring the added appeal of pictorial decorations and inlays. The collection’s fabulous decors, notably Intarsio, Floreale and Damasco, elevate Tempo beyond the commonplace. Continue reading Porcelain Parquet Progression