Fire Rosso from Apavisa tile trend 2020

Cevisama Curiosities

As with Cersaie, we have not only sought out the trends and fashions of the tile world at Cevisama, but also had some fun collecting some of the more intriguing designs. Among these curiosities are a few recurring themes, such as the prevalence of strokes, splatter, and all things paint. Although hand-painted and artisanal tiles have been all the rage for the past few years, … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities

Texture, Layout, and Zellige

Taking a break from traditional layouts, adding texture, and enjoying the hand-made chic of zellige tiles were all identified as being hot trends in 2020. At Cevisama it wasn’t hard to see them coming into affect. Standard formats still maintained prevalence, and it’s now a common site for them to be presented in a vertical or stack layout. These arrangementss can really alter interior appearances, … Continue reading Texture, Layout, and Zellige

Weaving and Panelling

Continuing our look at some of the mini-trends from Cevisama are two that lean towards the old-fashioned, replicating classic materials with ceramics. Tile textures have been all the rage for the past few years with companies exploring what can be done, and tactile surfaces adding an enticing element to interior design. At this year’s show there was one such surface that was especially appealing – … Continue reading Weaving and Panelling

Ike Summer from Codicer 70s retro tile trend 2020

Hot and Cold with 70s Retro

There were a few trends around Cevisama that didn’t make it to the big list, but they’re still worth a mention. Florals didn’t stop at quaint and delicate or bold and tropical, for many companies they simply went hand-in-hand with their retro revival designs. Exaggerated curves and cartoonish shapes paired with earthy browns, yellows, pinks, oranges, greys, and blues to create a 70s style. Nexo‘s … Continue reading Hot and Cold with 70s Retro

Bali Stones from Mainzu tile trend 2020

Pretty Petal Patterns

Botanical designs were set to prove popular this year, continuing on from the trend of 2017, incorporating florals for a “focus on health and wellness” through “the incorporation of the natural world into interiors”, as well as “tropical modernism” which saw a burst of demand last year. Tropical jungle prints haven’t entirely fallen out of favour just yet, and at Cevisama there was still plenty … Continue reading Pretty Petal Patterns

Wood-look Wonders II

Companies weren’t just mixing medias in their tiles to create incredible surfaces, many played with texture and detail for covering solutions with a difference. Azulindus y Marti showcased 3D relief tiles that had the appearance of square wooden cross-sections in various natural shades. They also added faux age marks on their 125 by 250mm ranges including Sabina, Old Wood, and DecapĂ©, providing a gorgeous well-loved … Continue reading Wood-look Wonders II

Wood-look Wonders I

A favourite Tile Addict pass-time is sniffing out imitation designs taking it to the next level. Even after seeing hundreds of interpretation, wood-looks remain paticularly exciting, and Cevisama didn’t disappoint. Combining the wood-looks with other materials appears to be increasingly popular. The freedom provided by ceramics enables wacky, impossible, and delightful designs to be realised and there really seems to be no end to what … Continue reading Wood-look Wonders I

tiles from vernis grey tild trend 2020

Going for Grey

Nobody did grey quite like Azuvi whose entire stand showcased their signature stylish neutrals in range after range of textured grey surfaces such as Montana Grey, Valley Light Grey, and Dexa Dark Grey. But it wasn’t just neutral natural stone looks that Cevisama had in spades as an overwhelming amount of companies presented delightful designs and patchwork patterns in an assortment of styles and a … Continue reading Going for Grey

Glitter & Gold

Continuing on from the glitz and glamour of the roaring 20s is a trend we couldn’t help but notice all around Cevisama. Gold was particularly prevalent as were dark and mysterious metallic shades and tin-look tiles, and shiniest of all was the glitter. Gold grout inserts proved to be a hot decorative feature as we covered in our previous article, like these used alongside Gayafores‘ … Continue reading Glitter & Gold

Everyone’s got 2020 vision

The most unmistakeable theme of this year’s Cevisama was a play on the new decade. Celebrating the roaring 20s in a stylish fashion seemed to be the priority, looking back a hundred years for inspiration. One of the most dominant and memorable aspects of 1920s design was Art Deco. Since the 2013 remake of The Great Gastby the 20s have been back in style, gaining … Continue reading Everyone’s got 2020 vision

Eating Plateless

A new culinary experience is being brought to life by kebab enthusiasts Stephen Tozer and Ed Brunet with the help of ultra-compact, innovative and resilient Dekton® by Cosentino. In Covent Garden, London, Maison Bab is the second restaurant opened by Tozer and Brunet that seeks to celebrate the high-street staple, kebabs. The main seating area is casual but stylish with colourful wooden flooring and dark … Continue reading Eating Plateless