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
Neolith Blanco Carrara BC02 Polished was selected by Anne-Sophie Rischard, the renowned French pâtissière, for the worktops and splashbacks in the kitchen of her Parisian apartment. Continue reading Polished Parisian Pâtissière
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
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
Neolith’s lightweight, easy-to-handle slabs can be easily applied to existing surfaces, from kitchen and bathroom worktops through to cabinets and flooring. This keeps hotel room closures to a minimum, while the inherent wear-resistance is ideal for such high-footfall environments. Continue reading Helping Hotels Face Forward
The Ceramic Morphologies project used a clay extrusion system and 3-axis armature to produce 552 unique elements ranging up to 545mm in length, and 150mm in height. Continue reading 3D Printed Pavilion
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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British and international ceramicists have created a series of ceramic ceilings and walls that show different vernacular languages, reflecting local heritage and identity and ECALab is hosting a talk to flag up the upcoming RIBA North exhibition, Cerámica, on traditional ceramic techniques and digital engineering processes have been used to produce sustainable architectural elements. Coinciding with this year’s Tate Exchange theme of production, shaped by artist Clare Twomey, this discussion will focus on craft, technology, material use and sustainability. Continue reading Collaborative Explorations in Ceramics
Stepping on to the impressive Grespania stand, one was faced by presentations of ceramics and porcelain floor and wall tiles, alongside one-piece kitchen worktops formed from ceramics slabs, achingly stylish Danish tables with Laminam table tops, and giant Laminam slabs that stretch the definition of tiles to 1,200 by 3,600mm … some stretch and quite beyond belief if I cast my mind back to my first Cersaie 25 years ago. Continue reading What Is A Tile?
Neolith by TheSize has been specified by Italian architects and design collaboration, Colombo Experience for the interior fit out of Sonia’s Factory; TV chef Sonia Peronaci’s new HQ. Neolith adds a luxurious look and feel to the kitchens and renovated space which pay homage to traditional Italian design. Continue reading Cooking Colombo Style
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
Designed by Koutras Konstantinos, Ketchup is a new designer burger bar in Xanthi, Greece, that features the outstanding Strand porcelain range from Vives that mimics the look of OSB. Continue reading Bolder Burgers