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Turning Back The Years

As the French would express it: “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose!” Cersaie 2007 was like déjà vu, all over again … only more so, if you get my drift. The powerful influence of the Russian market was clearly in evidence again, while the decorative themes of 2006 were refined and repackaged: notably baroque, feminine florals and mosaics. However, pundits who had predicted a general colour revival were sadly disappointed. Today, it seem, Henry Ford is back in control of the painting pool. Continue reading Turning Back The Years

Looking Down on the Box

At Kitchen & Bathroom Expo 2005, RAK introduced Venus; the second new line of tiles and sanitaryware designed exclusively for RAK by celebrity designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. I interviewed interviewed Llewelyn-Bowen to find out more about this project and his take on ceramic tiles in general. Joe: To what extent is Venus your creation? LL-B: As a rule, I won’t put my name to anything unless … Continue reading Looking Down on the Box