Perforated Perfection

Manufatti is an iconic Brazilian company that offers a wide and differentiated portfolio of cogobos and other ceramic pieces: all hand-made, piece by piece. These awesome products are available in various colours; with glazed, frosted, gloss, metallic and bespoke finish options. Continue reading Perforated Perfection

Provençal Proposal

Suitable for floor and wall applications, Realonda’s new red body stoneware range Riga has two design options: the plainish Concrete, and the colourful Patchwork; the latter in over 30 different on-trend designs. Continue reading Provençal Proposal

Jazz by Cevica

Cevica’s Got Good Vibes

One of the stands at Cevisama that captured the move towards bolder colours and forms was Cevica. Good Vibes, a 140 by 160mm hexagonal range by French designer Pascal Turbe, offered an attractive palette that featured strong colour contrasts; while the graphics have all the strength and passion of African fabrics. Continue reading Cevica’s Got Good Vibes

Tech Rail Aspen Teak by Natucer

Extruding Excellence

Natucer’s extruded porcelain products have an on-trend hand-crafted look. The subtle variation in size and surface texture is a desirable characteristic and adds to the appeal of the company’s tiles. At Cevisama, Natucer explored geometry through different formats, combining irregular with traditional forms; adding value while delivering new decorative options. Continue reading Extruding Excellence

Scale Shell Gold by Realonda.

Fish-Scale Fandango

Not only were large sections of the Realonda stand’s interior given over to contrasting fish-scale displays, but diminishing panels of this iconic shape also clad large areas of the stand’s exterior. Continue reading Fish-Scale Fandango

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

Cerchio by Tonalite

Tipping Tonalite

In Tonalite’s Cerchio system, circular tiles are combined with a highly engineered self-supporting galvanised steel sub-structure. It can be used to create innovative architectural forms with strong formal coherence and 3D forms. Continue reading Tipping Tonalite

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

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

Pastel Progression

Moving beyond the celebrity of millenial pink, shades of blush, lavender, sea green and pale yellow can be found in dozens of floor and wall tiles. Less saturated than primary colors, pastels create a light, soft and calming effect, which dovetails with a few other trends from this year from Painterly to Nostalgia. Continue reading Pastel Progression