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

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

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

Harlequin Huzza

Portinari presented Carmen, designed by Alessandro Mendini, at the International Furniture Show in Milan. The diamond format, vibrant colours, and subtle relief reflect Mendini’s interest in the masks worn by Harlequin, the medieval puppet famous for his multi-coloured garments. Continue reading Harlequin Huzza

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

Rilievi Reallignment

Florim is not, strictly speaking, a ceramics firm; it is an Italian design firm that is proud to work in ceramics. The Rilievi collection fits perfectly into our mission, which is to transform the perception of industrial ceramics from functional objects to design objects, an essential part of any aesthetically optimal interior. Stefano Torrenti, CEO. Continue reading Rilievi Reallignment

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

Bouquet Of Beauty

Bouquet Ceramic’s Cevisama stand was a riot of commercially-aware, decorative designs in small formats, featuring unusual shapes, eye-popping glazes, beautiful graphics, sculptural forms and technical expertise in tile form. Continue reading Bouquet Of Beauty

Armatile at Surface Design Show 2017

Surface Surprises

From 6th to 8th February 2018 the Surface Design Show returns to London’s Business Design Centre, Islington, showcasing some of the freshest and most compelling surfaces that the design industry has to offer. Continue reading Surface Surprises

An image from Cevisama 2017

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

Weathered Wistfulness

A departure from the soft, romantic effects of the other trends, weathered is a style with staying power. From stones with scratch marks and colored rustic planks to rusted tin tiles and oxidized metals, these tiles mirror an ongoing fascination with unfinished spaces, worn surfaces and vintage effects. Continue reading Weathered Wistfulness