Shades Dawn Blot hexagons by Ceramiche Piemme

Displays of Diversity

Ceramiche Piemme will be presenting four new collections at Cersaie. Stone Concept and Freedom recreate the natural effects of stone. The Shades collection, by Gordon Guillaumier, reproduce brush strokes and veiled finishes. Majestic, the latest design from the 2018 Valentino by Ceramiche Piemme collection, was inspired by refined Italian marbles. Continue reading Displays of Diversity

Top Five Tile Trends

In Italy, where tradition is a cultural hallmark, it is unsurprising that heritage plays a big role in tile design. From patterns inspired by centuries-old, handcrafted techniques such as intarsia, pietra dura and maiolica to styles with deep Italian roots such as terra cotta and terrazzo, brands are reinventing the past in new and interesting ways. Continue reading Top Five Tile Trends

Welcoming Wheat

Iris Ceramica claims that Wheat offers: “uncontaminated places, where enthusiasm and emotion are the keywords, formed by multiple faces in two different colours: Brown and Blue.” I have to say that this, pretty much, hits the nail on the head. Continue reading Welcoming Wheat

The Art Deco collection from Etruria Design

Art Deco Delights

Ital;y’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

Part of the Tonalite display at Coverings

Commercialising Colour

Recent tile exhibitions have also seen unexpected tonal colour combinations, such as blue with blue-green, or orange with red. These analogous colours share a common base colour and, when juxtaposed, create dynamic yet quite delicate compositions that can be both expressive and surprisingly elegant. Continue reading Commercialising Colour

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

Metropolitan from Colorker Group's ZYX brand

Metropolitan Mastery

On its Coverings stand, Colorker gave star billing to the new Metropolitan collection. Perhaps the most retro design to date from the hugely impressive ZYX brand, these tiles offer a trip back in time … while at the same time reinventing a great icons of ceramic design – one that is redolent of urban Paris and London at the turn of the 20th century. Continue reading Metropolitan Mastery

Fusta by Fanal

Spanish Surprises

Mimicking the look of pressed wood chips, the Fusta Collection from Fanal brings a raw and natural look to floors and walls. This polished glazed porcelain range is available in a 450 by 1,180mm rectified format. Continue reading Spanish Surprises

Street Art by Saloni

Spanish Selection

The Street Art collection from Saloni takes its inspiration from street art graphics that are rich and full of nuances. The collection’s design balance results in a timeless product, that sports a neutral and natural chromatic range, but one with a modern, urban and industrial spirit. Continue reading Spanish Selection

Flair by Naxos

Italian Idioms

Ceramica Vogue’s Confetti collection, designed by Marcante-Testa, features ‘graphic inspired patterns evocative of a present perfect capable of guarding the most intimate aspects of people and their memory.’ Designed for those homes and restaurants and hotels seeking a domestic dimension, this range provides humour, and a lightness of touch. Continue reading Italian Idioms

New Terracotta from Domus Tiles

Sumptuous Shapes

Domus Tiles’ New Terracotta collection places an emphasis on handmade production which means no two tiles are ever the same. Traditional techniques result in a unique, tactile quality, with subtle shade variations, irregular edges and small imperfections are all part of the time-worn aesthetic. Continue reading Sumptuous Shapes