Retro RUBIO

An awesome use of colour helps us re-imagine the past, present and future of Spanish publisher RUBIO. With thanks to Masquespacio, the store is awash with creativity and sections of the space are kitted out for interactive learning- including handwriting and mathematics practice. Although the shop provides separate areas for each of their collections, the RUBIO store concept is far from standard and commercial. Known … Continue reading Retro RUBIO

Trendy Trencadis

Spanish company Trencadís Innovación is relatively new, having just over 10 years experience in Trencadis mosaics, but you wouldn’t know that to look at their creations. The shared passion amongst their young team is shown in spades throughout their portfolio, which currently spans five continents. From the production of the splintered Trencadis tiles to the placement of the design, the work is done by hand … Continue reading Trendy Trencadis

Huguet Apt collaboration terrazzo recucled construction waste

Terrazzo Teamwork

Terrazzo masters Huguet teamed up with architects Apt to boost their offerings and make use of waste materials from the construction industry such as brick, metal, and timber. The collaboration, unveiled at Clerkenwell 2019, was born out of a desire to experiment and produce something new. The use of waste materials means end results are often a surprise and it seems these latest creations far … Continue reading Terrazzo Teamwork

What a Relief!

A fun geometric puzzle takes many forms in Okiun‘s Elements.  3D relief, shadow play, vibrant colour, and visual effects all have their place amongst the varied shapes on show. Ranging from hexagons and triangles to organic curved forms, these designs transform any wall into a visual spectacle. Fiore’s floral pinwheel adds an element of grace and invites hands to follow the waves. Natura takes a … Continue reading What a Relief!

Curved Catalan Camper

Widely used in Catalonia, the bóveda (vault) is one of the most elegant structural supports in the design world. They appear to defy physics, confounding beholders with their layered brickwork and gentle curves (see the example of the Soriano-Manzanet family vault in Villareal, Spain). Taking inspiration from this architectural tradition, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma redesigned footwear store Camper. Using both the characteristic terracotta orange and … Continue reading Curved Catalan Camper

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

Cava range designed by LucidiPovere.

Grouted Geometry

Cava’s strength lies in graphic patterns of incisions, instead of surface decoration. The true reveal does not occur until the tiles are installed … at the moment when the chosen coloured grout joint is complete and the design is fully expressed. Continue reading Grouted Geometry

The Language of Leather

Apavisa’s new Pelle collection – a beautiful leather-effect range – has been created using innovative 3D digital printing. This allows tile designers to not only create subtle surface colours and patterns but also to print texture on tiles. Continue reading The Language of Leather

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