Trend inspo: Terracotta

Who doesn’t love the warming tones of terracotta? Offerring a Mediterranean vibe, rustic chic space, or working with a nature-inspired interior, terracotta is an all-round winner. Get inspired by these rooms and the tiles to make them. 1) Thin Brick Gorgeous reclaimed terracotta thin brick tiles from Southern Europe create a rustic bathroom with oodles of charm. Get the look with Reclaimed Rectangle Terracotta from … Continue reading Trend inspo: Terracotta

Tiles for an Icon

Inspired by fashion icon Iris Apfel, the aptly named collection Icon from Target Ceramics is a joyful buzz of colour. Informed by Apfel’s love of wild patterns and vibrant combinations, Icon playfully mixes together a patchwork of motifs. Nine designs create the range blending geometrics, curves, animal print, flowers, and leaves, each of which have been carefully selected to reflect textiles and jewellery. Adding eternal … Continue reading Tiles for an Icon

Metal Mosaic Master

Used, discarded, and forgotton metal scraps find a new home and bright future with Matt Small. Though predominantly a painter, London-based Small has always sought to make use of ‘waste’ items in his work, utilising old car bonnets and wood in place of traditional canvases. Continuing this theme through to a different medium, rusted, worn, and misshapen bits of metal are shaped and sliced to … Continue reading Metal Mosaic Master

Trend inspo: Colourful Marble

Marble is never really out of fashion. It’s classic, it’s luxurious, and it works everywhere. But for us it’s coloured marble that really brings something special. So here’s a little inspo and the tiles to match. 1) Deep Blue In 2019 blue marble rocketed in popularity and though the trend has mellowed somewhat this striking style never fails to please. Get the look with Marvel … Continue reading Trend inspo: Colourful Marble

Wet Room

Artist Lucy Stein translates the underground passages of West Cornwall into a tiled installation with her Wet Room exhibition. These Neolithic spaces are believed to have been sites for ritual rebirthing ceremonies, a theme reflected in Stein’s choice to have water flow perpetually into and out of the bath and sink in the central piece. Though the majority of the exhibition’s artworks are paintings and … Continue reading Wet Room

Good news! An ANF Tile Collection!

He’s been on our radar as a master of colour with a rich imagination full of design delights. Though tiles have featured in his murals and thoroughout his vision for the future of town halls, there haven’t been any official Adam Nathaniel Furman tiles… until now. In a collaboration with Botteganove, Furman’s New Town collection pairs vibrant, playful shades with a textured mix and match … Continue reading Good news! An ANF Tile Collection!

Cyberspace Curiosities III

A couple more curiosities from cyberspace for ceramic-loving civilians. 1) Triennale This iconic ‘four curve’ puzzle piece style tile was designed by Gio Ponti and Alberto Rosselli in the 60s. We’ve seen quite a bit of it amongst Marazzi‘s designs, especially it’s colour-blocked varieties, but marble effects, patchworks patterns, terrazzo style, and more make it worth a mention in our curiosities. 2) Ogi Matcha Gloss … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities III

Marazzi’s Ho.Re.Ca II

Continuing on from Monday’s look at Alessandro Pasinelli Studio‘s Ho.Re.Ca design schemes (all with tiles from Marazzi), today we have the wine bar, café littéraire, and the pâtisserie! Wine Bar Designed for conversation and the free-flow of alcohol, wine bars are about taste and memories. These two scheme view the wine bar as alibrary, where people come to learn and explore. Wine Bar A A … Continue reading Marazzi’s Ho.Re.Ca II

Marazzi’s Ho.Re.Ca

Envisioning a new future for hospitality, Alessandro Pasinelli Studio have designed two schemes each for a lobby hotel, a rooftop hotel, a poke house, a wine bar, a café littéraire, and a pâtisserie, all with tiles from Marazzi. Fully encompassing the Ho.Re.Ca spectrum (hotels, restaurants, and cafes), these interiors showcase the company’s collections blending textures, motifs, colours, and effects. Lobby Hotel Their lobby hotel designs … Continue reading Marazzi’s Ho.Re.Ca

Trend inspo: Scandi Japandi

Looking to create a calm chilled out bathroom? Look no further than Scandi/Japandi. Soft shades and neutrals, woods and natural stone make the most of nature and offer a clutter free chic design with relaxing spa-like vibes. 1) Textured stone Large format slabs in brushed beige tones offer height and texture in this @nobuhotels bathroom. Get the look with Eleganza Cream from Ape Grupo, Metropolis … Continue reading Trend inspo: Scandi Japandi

Tiles at Fashion Week

Gayafores celebrates its 125th year and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid (MBFW) turns 75 as they come together to renew their collaboration to blend fashion and ceramics. Combining these joint festivities is Contrast Cobalto – a collection of porcelain floor and wall tiles designed by Pablo Erroz. A small selection of these tiles will be laid on the catwalk, mixing worlds together. Contrast Cobalto’s moody, sophisticated … Continue reading Tiles at Fashion Week

Cobo London

We love a cobogo. Any hint that they’re hitting the mainstream in Europe is always incredibly exciting to us (which is why we’re always so eager to share creations such as Celosia by Patricia Urquiola for Mutina or Hives from Konstantin Grcic for Mutina). So we were delighted to see Cobo London at the Surface Design Show last month – a company bringing Brazil to … Continue reading Cobo London

Sharing the Streets of Barcelona

Looking to interact with Barcelona and its inhabitants, a project was conceived to form a thread with tiles. Artist Joan Juncosa creates colourful interpretations of the city’s tiles, both on canvas and on panots, and sets them out for all to see. #tilesaroundtheworld invites people to take, reposition, and engage creatively with these artworks for a novel, collaborative urban art initiative. Initially four tiles were … Continue reading Sharing the Streets of Barcelona

Much Love Me

A mixture of delft, patchwork, and graffiti make up Much Love Me by South African artist Ruan Hoffmann for Clé Tile. The collection is a pared back version of his usual work that’s often filled with colour, emotional figures, and multiple layers of abstraction. Though toned down, many of his signatures remain, such as naive florals and a love for swirls and imperfect geometry. Both … Continue reading Much Love Me

AMP Art

Wisconsin born Anne Marie Price began life as a mosaic artist in the basement of her home. In between working and raising children she honed her skills with the help of online artists and by 2011 she’d moved to California and began full-time work as an artist. In September of 2014 she was awarded the 2014 Robin Brett Scholarship from the Society of American Mosaic … Continue reading AMP Art

Cyberspace Curiosities II

The weird and wonderful world of tiles has cooked up a fair few curiosities so we’re hoping to make this a regular segment for 2022. So here are five more! 1) Eskayel Dance from Clé Tile Made in collaboration with New York textile designers Eskayel, Dance is one of eight patterns transformed to tile. These abstract Rorschach test-like images deceive the eye into seeing many … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities II

Retrouvius Reclaims Character

With a penchant for salvage and reclaimation, Retrouvius has saved significant items of design from silk screens, to train car, to entire façades. On a smaller scale fabrics and materials such as leather, marble, and stone have been rehomed in the most stylish of ways. As for interior design the same adoration and respect for repurposed materials shows in each project. With only a few … Continue reading Retrouvius Reclaims Character

The Dreamy Streets of Nikki Monaghan

Feast your eyes on the fabulous tiles of Falkirk’s Nikki Monaghan. With a creative history spanning textiles, silversmithing, and interior design, today it’s cheerful scenes and townscapes that are the focus of her talent. Amongst these delightful prints, paintings, and unique funishings is a small collection of artworks transfered to tiles. Gloriously coloured, these works of tile art are wonderfully joyful featuring homes, cityscapes, and … Continue reading The Dreamy Streets of Nikki Monaghan

Trend inspo: Colourful Kitchens

In our 2022 trends series colourful kitchens got a shout-out. Playfully incorporating bright oranges, reds, and pinks, and mixing and matching bolder shades with calmer colours is set to be big for the year, so we’ve got some kitchen inspo for you! 1) Pink and Teal In this kitchen found on House Beautiful, cheerful pink cabinets are paired with patterned tiles in teal. A few … Continue reading Trend inspo: Colourful Kitchens

PHEE-board

It’s not a tile but it could be – PHEE-board is an innovative surface made from seagrass Posidonia Oceanica and biological resins. The dead leaf is usually washed up in large quantities along the Mediterranean where is it gathered and discarded as waste, but now it has a new home. Fireproof, sustainable, and customisable, PHEE-board can be used in a variety of industries from phone … Continue reading PHEE-board