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

Made in England mosaic mural

Organic Originality

Emma Bioggs is a professional mosaic artist acknowledged for her complete mastery of colour and pattern. While she began as a fabricator and mosaic maker for architectural contexts, her personal work has increasingly focused on material culture and the social history of making. Continue reading Organic Originality

Examples from the Pixel Pop collection

Ceramic Cartoon Creations

The Pixel Pop range from CTD Tiles allow customers to recreate characters from comics, films, games and TV programmes in tile. There are eight designs available: Green Galactic Genius, Green Giant, Magical Baby Horse, Night Vigilante, Red Italian Plumber, Sir Superspeed, Space Soldier, and Thunder Warrior. Each pack has a design blueprint, as well as all of the tiles required. Continue reading Ceramic Cartoon Creations

Take A Tile Tour

“We wanted to capture the passion and obsession we have for tiles at every stage during the journey, highlighting facts such our locally sourced raw materials and our innovative manufacturing techniques to give customers a fuller understanding of what we do.” Jayne Adamson on British Ceramic Tile’s new corporate video. Continue reading Take A Tile Tour

Cartoon Collaboration

As part of the Living With Art exhibition at Albion Barn, British artist and designer Richard Woods created a fantastical swimming pool using his iconic ‘wood’ pattern on ceramic tiles. The ‘wooden’ swimming pool is made up of large format porcelain tiles, each custom-printed with a woodgrain effect in a block print style. The heavily stylized cartoon-like wooden plank design is a signature of this London-based artist. Continue reading Cartoon Collaboration

Galvanised Glamour

Industrial chic takes centre stage with British Ceramic Tile’s new HD Galvanised collection. Offering a glimmer of the unexpected, this metal-effect ceramic tile range brings surface textures to walls and provides the element of surprise at which today’s ceramic tiles truly excel. Continue reading Galvanised Glamour

Terrazzo Takes Off

A major project to lay around 7,500 sq. metres of new conglomerate flooring and screeding at Gatwick North Terminal – an exemplar of a high profile, high footfall area – has been undertaken by NFTMMS members DMC Contracts and InOpera Group. The main contractor for the project was Balfour Beatty. Continue reading Terrazzo Takes Off

Little Greene's Colours of England

Curating The Colours Of England

Looking at Little Greene’s beautifully curated 2017 palette, clear similarities emerge between what this market-leading paint and wallpaper company is currently offering to the market, and what is set to come down the pipe in Sassuolo, Castellon and the other ceramic tile hubs in 2018. Continue reading Curating The Colours Of England

Tile Fire's mural adorns the new Lidl supermarket in Halstead, Essex

Lidl Lights Up Tile Fire

The Lidl supermarket chain has commissioned Liverpool’s Tile Fire to manufacture and install two bespoke tile murals depicting the towns history at their new store in Halstead, Essex. The murals were produced from photographs dating back to the early 1900s; one depicting the town centre and the other Halstead’s former train station. Continue reading Lidl Lights Up Tile Fire

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