The Lea Ceramiche Showroom in Milan

Sloping Showroom Surprise

Combined with floor tiles from the Take Care collection, the PAD surfaces used in Lea Ceramiche’s Milan showroom emphasize the expressive potential of the material: its tactility and softness, the iridescent effect with gentle relief of the designs that generate movement and fluidity on the ceramic. Continue reading Sloping Showroom Surprise

Transcluent Backstage tile, 600 by 1,200mm, by Ceramica Portinari

Translucent Tile Sensation

Ceramica Portinari’s Backstage range, comes in three colours and two formats and brings to mind the subtle surface sculpting and deliberate imperfections of Mutina’s ground-breaking Déchirer range. But the real wow factor is the translucent option. Continue reading Translucent Tile Sensation

Modern Maiolica Mastery

Marca Corona Gallery, the historical archive of the Rubbiani Collection, was the source of inspiration for Marca Corona’s new small-format Maiolica collection in which tiling tradition is reinterpreted through one of its timeless guises: white and blue majolica. Innovative decoration techniques give these floor and wall tiles a thoroughly modern look, suitable for the most sophisticated and on-trend spaces. Continue reading Modern Maiolica Mastery

Deconstructing Decoration

The key to the impact of Decortiles’ 2017 portfolio lies in the duality between the brutal and the delicate. This, together with a multiplicity of surfaces, formats, and finishes, including on-trend sober tones of grey, black, and white, results in a range that both excites and offers clear commercial potential. Continue reading Deconstructing Decoration

Apposite Aparici

Right now very few companies on the planet can match Aparici’s 2017/18 portfolio for sheer inventiveness, humour, tone, texture and graphic joie de vivre. Continue reading Apposite Aparici

Rondine Inwood 3D Multicolour

Walking In A Wooden Wonderworld

Rondine’s Inwood range features ceramic surfaces with a charmingly rugged feel to both sight and touch.

 The six colour options, with their attractive warm tones, have been selected to bring out the natural essence of wood in all its beauty and imperfection. The tiles’ shade variations are capable of creating different moods depending on how they are laid.

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75 by 300mm tiles from the Industrial range by British Ceramic Tile

Metallic Tile Morphism

Cersaie 2016 saw everything from the neo-industrial chic of large format corten and burnished steel slabs, through to bright cold, copper and platinum tesserae; and this design thread had some fresh impetus at Cersaie 2018 through the widespread adoption of continuous pressing technology giving rise to the simulated sheet-metal ultra-large tile ranges. Metallic tiles are also featuring in cutting-edge interiors as decorative inlays, either framing tiles or creating geometric motifs. Continue reading Metallic Tile Morphism

Tempting Tactile Textures

Ceramica Sant’Agostino is one of the leading pioneers in the area of textile-effect tiles. The ground-breaking Digitalart and Tailorart ranges have now been joined by Fineart. This new fabric-effect porcelain collection features high-end digital printing techniques and a light 3D structure. It offers a fine texture, soft tones, delicate melanges, and small formats. Continue reading Tempting Tactile Textures

February Fashion Feature

For more than ten years Surface Design Show has been the place where industry people immerse themselves in the latest materials for the built environment, gain new insights and network with like-minded designers and suppliers. From 6th to 8th February 2018, the show will return to London’s Business Design Centre, presenting the newest and best surfaces that the design industry has to offer. Continue reading February Fashion Feature

Indigo by Novoceram

Sacré Bleu: Novoceram’s Mood Indigo

When they first order Indigo, Novoceram’s customers will find that fate selects the contents of the collection’s boxes. Some will have a few more Little Red Riding Hoods and a fewer bespectacled dogs, but the final effect will always be perfect. And it is precisely this random distribution that makes each and every Indigo composition unique. Continue reading Sacré Bleu: Novoceram’s Mood Indigo

Hotel Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos

Helping Hotels Face Forward

Neolith’s lightweight, easy-to-handle slabs can be easily applied to existing surfaces, from kitchen and bathroom worktops through to cabinets and flooring. This keeps hotel room closures to a minimum, while the inherent wear-resistance is ideal for such high-footfall environments. Continue reading Helping Hotels Face Forward