Victorian Revival

Craven Dunnill Jackfield’s work on Oldham Town Hall comprised over 55 different tile types and 2,000 decorated and plain field tiles, which all required precise matching to the surviving Pilkington originals. For most of the 55 designs, new moulds were needed as many of the tiles are unique sizes and embossed with a variety of decorative features. Continue reading Victorian Revival

Note Design Studio in front of Weave

Note Design Weaves Some Magic for Kaza Concrete at Domus

Designed by award-winning Swedish-based collective Note Design Studio – and distributed by Domus -Weave is a new 3D tile from Kaza Concrete that is available in three unique tessellating patterns, matt and gloss finishes, and six metallic colours. Continue reading Note Design Weaves Some Magic for Kaza Concrete at Domus

Achieving Alchemy

Many of De Ferranti’s materials replicate the style of historic buildings in Rome and Athens, often reviving decorative techniques – such as Scagliola, Opus Sectile and Cocciopesto – that are in danger of being lost. Other surfaces, such as Jali work, are collected from diverse locations across the globe. Continue reading Achieving Alchemy

London in the 16th Century, 1972, by Philippa Threlfall and Kennedy Collings.

Curating Fragments Of History

The principal characteristic of Philippa Threlfall and Kennedy Collings’s work is that it is sympathetic to the specific site, providing local interest with a sense of place and relevance. This usually meant site visits and painstaking research. The couple’s shared interest in history also influenced their approach to design. Continue reading Curating Fragments Of History

Topps Tiles receives the Excellence in Multiple Retailing award at TTA Awards 2017.

Topps Tiles Triumphant

“We’re delighted to have won The Tile Association’s Excellence in Multiple Retailing award this year. We are committed to delivering a market leading tile range supported by expert and friendly advice for our customers across all our 360 UK stores and digital channels,” stated Brian Linnington, Commercial Director at Topps Tiles. Continue reading Topps Tiles Triumphant