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

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

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

Terrazzo by Ornamenta

Outstanding Ornamenta

Ornamenta is one of the very few tile companies with the commercial courage to stay ahead of the pack, to take risks and to experiment. Cutting-edge industrial processes are combined with painstaking workmanship to create utterly unique collections. Ornamenta delivers creative freedom and offers a tailor-made approach to tile design. Continue reading Outstanding Ornamenta

Concrete Collaboration

Concreto by Lea explores the possibilities of concrete through a hyper-realistic representation of cement surfaces. The design process started with aesthetic and material analysis to fully capture the features of the material. These were then warped and selectively emphasised so that the different textures and colours of cement could become the range’s background. Continue reading Concrete Collaboration

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

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

Acquerello by Made+39

Italian Inclination

I am a big fan of Made+ 39. I am drawn to the company’s eloquent design vocabulary, that unites Italian traditions of hand-crafting and high fashion, and reinterprets them in a manner that can truly enhance contemporary architecture. Continue reading Italian Inclination

Smot by Dado

Italian Instincts

Tile Addict’s ongoing preview of Ceramics of Italy at Coverings selects some stunning Italian products – all recently launched – that will be lighting up the aisles at Coverings in Atlanta. Continue reading Italian Instincts

Grunge Concrete by Diesel Living and Iris Ceramica

Diesel Departures

This year Diesel Living and Iris Ceramica have explored that world suspended between past and present; a land of strong colours and bold personality. The result is Glass Blocks, Synthetic Tape, Synthetic Studs, Metal Perf and Cement Mexican. Here diverse materials, such as glass, cement and metal, provide the sources of inspiration. They have been interacted and blended to deliver a new vision of urban living. Continue reading Diesel Departures