Worn Wood

The worn, rustic, and rough wood-look tiles from Portinari‘s Memory collection add immediate atmosphere. The colour and texture of the tiles were inspired by northern Italy’s mountain houses, whose exteriors have been deeply affected by years of sun and rain. The sun-bleached pale grey, and the jagged surface have a well worn appearance. They help one imagine time passed and add a sense of strength … Continue reading Worn Wood

street of dreams 2019 interior design bespoke

Street of Dreams

SomerTile products featured heavily in one of the six luxury homes presented at the Street of Dreams showcase. This year’s NW Natural Street of Dreams took place at Stafford Meadows in Wilsonville, Oregon. Six homes were featured to demonstrate the skill and designs achieved by the various individuals who worked on each project, such as the builders, craftsmen, and interior designers. In “Bespoke” completed by … Continue reading Street of Dreams

Solto4D Peronda Museum Surfaces tile natural stone

4D Forms

Imitation stone is getting better and better. Companies are making use of improved technology to get an uncannily keen degree of accuracy for their products, enabling the resurgence of lost or rare materials, and an ease of use for dense and heavy stone that would otherwise be inaccessible for many projects. New 4DTECH technology has been utilised to create a plethora of imitation surfaces for … Continue reading 4D Forms

Marazzi Cersaie 2019 tile preview

Sneak Peek for Next Week

Here is a quick little preview of the new collections Marazzi will present at Cersaie next week. Inspired by glossily glazed Moroccan terracotta tiles, Crogiolo Zellige is the new 100 by 100mm format tile. They are produced with a rough, handcrafted appearance, complete with uneven surfaces and glaze variations. Crogiolo d_Segni Blend is the new range of porcelain stoneware cement tiles. They come in 200 … Continue reading Sneak Peek for Next Week

Around the World with Marca Corona

As Cersaie 2019 approaches, Tile Addict is treated to a few previews of what’s in store. Marca Corona‘s stand seeks to take us beyond Italy, and on a journey around the world. Translating the essence of a few select locations onto tile has led to an eclectic range of 9 collections, taking us from New York to Thailand. StoneCloud These stoneware floor and wall tiles … Continue reading Around the World with Marca Corona

Edimax Astor Velvet Stream 3D technology

Authentic Edimax

Edimax Astor Ceramiche has introduced a new piece of technology resulting from their keen focus on research and innovation. To further their accomplishments in the ceramic sector, 3D Shaped Technology provides even more realism to their surfaces, adding texture and life to create products with realism. The final results are collections inspired by natural stones, with visual texture, and a matching tactile surface that is … Continue reading Authentic Edimax

Significant Symbiosis

Symbiosis is taking the lead in urban renewal. In a section of Milan – Porta Romana – a business district is being formed to give the residents a new space, full of innovation with the bonds of company and community at its core.  The buildings are designed with a focus on ecological sustainability, with the area sprawling across 100,000sq metres. For the new Fastweb Headquarters … Continue reading Significant Symbiosis

Playful Plasticiet

Adding to the awesome list of surface producers utilising discarded materials is Plasticiet. Founded by Marten van Middelkoop and Joost Dingemans, the aim of the company was to make use of the massive amounts of plastic waste, creating something useful and durable. By using old products like garden furniture and buckets, they save the controversial material from landfill, and reduce the amount of raw material … Continue reading Playful Plasticiet

Lea Ceramiche’s Cersaie Slimtech and Delight

Lea Ceramiche is playing with materials for their Cersaie 2019 offerings. Presenting two collections: Slimtech Nextone and Delight, Diego Grandi will design the company stand to give a sense of space, and for materials to effortlessly flow from inside to out. Slimtech Nextone comes from the Nextone collection, but with the added benefit of being ultra slim (6mm). This range is a stone-effect, but has … Continue reading Lea Ceramiche’s Cersaie Slimtech and Delight

Lundhs’ Large Larvikite

Lundhs As was founded in 1962 by Thor Lundh, after three generations of knowledge on quarrying were passed down. They specialise in larvikite, a natural stone found in the mountains of Larvik in Norway. Their process enables this unique material to be utilised in the home, bringing nature into the kitchen with this hardy, 100% natural stone. Now their headquarters in Larvik pays homage to … Continue reading Lundhs’ Large Larvikite

3D Symphony

The 3D Gallery of Manhattan Stone is an exciting place to be for relief tile enthusiasts. Light and shadow is played with in a multitude of ways across the 28 designs, many of which have been created to be used alongside their 2D counterparts for interesting and varied patterns. Many geometric forms feature throughout the collection, notably in the reliefs of Canyons and Mountains, Rejuvenation, … Continue reading 3D Symphony

Jean Michel Othoniel installation "Îles Singulières" exhibition

Sculptures des Îles Singulières

In an exhibition started earlier this month, French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel presents a mysterious set of sculptures. With his signature style and preference for materials that have more than one character, materials that reflect or reverse, these pieces are ambiguous and enticing. Othoniel’s artworks for the “Îles Singulières” exhibition at chateau la coste Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade (France) are comprised of watery blue and brushed metal-look silver … Continue reading Sculptures des Îles Singulières