Ape Grupo coloured ombre tile cersaie 2019

Cersaie Curiosities II

Our previous article on Cersaie‘s curiosities barely scratched the surface of all the design delights from the show. Today we have a selection of four more companies who have created a little something to talk about. This piece by Ceramica Sant’Agostino has a slight 70s flair and an interesting format (250mm by 750mm) that draws the eye away from the grout lines to create the … Continue reading Cersaie Curiosities II

Trending: Tropical

In August we took a look at the tile world’s tropical offerings and this year at Cersaie company after company were incorporating jungle print into their collections. A large range of interpretations of the theme were presented, some with a focus on bright colourful flora and fauna, some incorporating textures and metallics, and some taking a very subtle approach. Over the next two posts, we … Continue reading Trending: Tropical

Concluding Cersaie

A few specific things caught the Tile Addict’s eye this year at Cersaie. Each will be explored further in detail, but here is a small round-up of what we have in store in the coming days. Working with wood A few curious and interesting takes on the wood-look tile were presented at a handful of stands- from a play on inlaid wood, to impossible material … Continue reading Concluding Cersaie

Zhanna Kadyrova ceramic tile artist exhibition

Confounding Ceramic Clothing

Ukrainian artist Zhanna Kadyrova is re-purposing tiles in a way you have to see to believe. It started with second-hand tiles found in São Paulo in 2014 but she has since made use of tiles from Soviet-era buildings in her native Ukraine, decorated a mannequin with materials from Chernobyl, and most recently has used tiles from an old Venetian hotel to craft her masterpieces. But … Continue reading Confounding Ceramic Clothing

Technical Texture Talent

London based surface design company Graphic Relief specialise in texture and materials, crafting unique and curious works and intricate designs. They have been involved in mural projects, architectural biennales, and art exhibitions, demonstrating the extent of their creativity and the brilliance behind their manufacturing processes. The materials they work with are varied, encompassing concrete, metal, ceramic, plaster, glass, and more. They work closely with their … Continue reading Technical Texture Talent

Bountiful Bencore

Like many architectural surface producers before them, Bencore started out making products for a different industry. Starting up 20 years ago in Carrara, Italy, they manufactured thin, lightweight panels for industrial use on truck beds and yachts. Taking these key elements and emphasising rigidity and transparency their signature Starlight was developed. Due to its versatile nature, enabling light play and the use of transparent components, … Continue reading Bountiful Bencore

Trendy Trencadis

Spanish company Trencadís Innovación is relatively new, having just over 10 years experience in Trencadis mosaics, but you wouldn’t know that to look at their creations. The shared passion amongst their young team is shown in spades throughout their portfolio, which currently spans five continents. From the production of the splintered Trencadis tiles to the placement of the design, the work is done by hand … Continue reading Trendy Trencadis

Shades Blot Dawn Nat (175x205mm) Ceramiche Piemme tile range NYCxDESIGN

Superior Shades

This range was previously covered in Tile Addict back in October but due to the recognition of its excellence from NYCxDESIGN it feels like a good excuse to celebrate these fabulous tiles once again. Designed by Gordon Guillaumier for Ceramiche Piemme, Shades utilises technology to replicate the spontaneous hand of an artist. Within shades there are five colour families representing light variety throughout the day, … Continue reading Superior Shades

Clerkenwell Coming Up

Clerkenwell Design Week‘s tenth edition is here from tomorrow, Tuesday 21st, until Thursday 23rd May. Their usual mix of showrooms and exhibitions will keep us updated on the latest in interior design trends from lighting, product design, textile, and of course, surface design. With the addition of workshops, talks, and product launches it is a well rounded event providing great insight. There are some big … Continue reading Clerkenwell Coming Up

Mar Del Plata from Neolith kitchen surface solution

Sensational Stone Simulation

The Hard Surfaces & Natural Stone Show is fast approaching. For the next few days we will take a sneak peek at some of the offerings in store. From 30th April to 2nd May 2019, buyers visiting ExCel, London, will be presented with a powerful line up of ceramic, porcelain, conglomerate, ultra compact, and natural stone surface solutions, making this a must-visit event for retailers, … Continue reading Sensational Stone Simulation

Wetrooms and Colour Combinations

The Hard Surfaces & Natural Stone Show is fast approaching. For the next few days we will take a sneak peek at some of the offerings in store. From 30th April to 2nd May 2019, buyers will be presented at ExCel, London with a powerful line up of ceramic, porcelain, conglomerate, ultra-compact, and natural stone surface solutions, making this a must-visit event for retailers, distributors, … Continue reading Wetrooms and Colour Combinations

Awesome Araldica

From CEDIT by Florim comes a truly magical collection. The brains behind these bold and beautiful pieces is artist and graphic designer Federico Pepe. Here he took inspiration from marbled paper, a technique that results in a paper surface with an uncanny resemblance to natural stone and marble, yet with the creative freedom afforded by a multitude of colour pigments. This effect is most commonly … Continue reading Awesome Araldica