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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

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Sparkling Sensitile

Inspired by a poem from 11th Century Japanese poet Gyokuran, Sensitile founder Abhinand Lath took to design to produce a unique representation of the light and shadow created in bamboo forests. The aim was to create a system of channels which bend and disperse ambient or LED light and form a material that interacted with its surroundings. During his time at the University of Michigan … Continue reading Sparkling Sensitile

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Durable Durat

Terrazzo appears to be a favourite among surface producers looking to incorporate waste materials into their products rather than allowing them to be forgotten in landfill. The desire for variation in chip colour and size makes terrazzo perfect for incorporating waste of many kinds and creating unique combinations and designs. This Finnish company founded in 1990 was developed with the specific aim of incorporating waste … Continue reading Durable Durat

Terrazzo Triumph

The BMW Welt in Munich has been given a frosty new lease of life from none other than Patricia Urquiola. In this large space which acts as showroom, museum, and venue, cutting edge 3D printing technology has created a terrazzo spectacle of the 3,466 square feet (322 square-metre) of flooring. Designed by Urquiola, the colours, shape and style were inspired by the BMW Concept M8 … Continue reading Terrazzo Triumph

Dark Décor and Terrazzo Treats

This week Tile Addict is taking a look at ten stunning new ranges from Ceramics of Italy members that we are likely to see next week at Coverings. First up are these wide panels (1,600 by 3,200mm or 63in by 126in) from ABK‘s new capsule collection Dark Edition, part of the stunning Wide&Style range.  The name hints at the unifying theme, darkness, and these six … Continue reading Dark Décor and Terrazzo Treats

Bespoke, Beautiful, and Balinese

Hotel Group PTT (Potato Head) Family’s first Bali Hotel opened in April 2016 just steps away from their Potato Head Beach Club and functions as both stylish accommodation and cultural display. The lovely Katamama is heralded as “a hotel made by artisans” and displays a whole range of handmade Indonesian details. The interior decorations of each suite are hand picked to create unique and inviting spaces that reflect the traditions and talents of Indonesian craftsmen. Continue reading Bespoke, Beautiful, and Balinese

Too much Terrazzo?

It’s been claimed to be both a growing trend and a dying one. Interior designers don’t seem to agree on 2019’s taste for terrazzo. Terrazzo with a twist was a very big trend last year, with multiple designs creating a vast range in materials, colours, and finishes. There has been a growing trend towards Terrazzo-effect tiles and Tile Addict has been following the numerous terrazzo-inspired … Continue reading Too much Terrazzo?

Designer Distress

FS Briati, a new porcelain range designed for Peronda by Francisco Segarra, combines two concepts from the same design trend to highly decorative effect: cement effects and vintage cement tiles in a 452 by 452mm format. Continue reading Designer Distress

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Viva Valencia

Cevisama is a really good excuse to visit the delightful and visually-exciting city of Valencia. The city really shines in two areas: food and architecture. It is hard to get a bad meal in Valencia; providing you stick to Spanish and Valencian menus. Valencia is also a wonderful city for architecture. The old city offers a taste of historical splendour; while The City of Arts and Sciences is a modernist must. Continue reading Viva Valencia

Terrazzo Twist

Dozens of terrazzo-effect tile designs are now available ranging from cement to epoxy terrazzo, traditional to modern colours and glossy to matte finishes. As opposed to traditional terrazzo, which can become very slippery or fade when used outdoors, porcelain offers a durable, versatile and cost effective alternative. Continue reading Terrazzo Twist