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

Brightly Barred Brandhorst

Colourfully welcoming visitors to the arts district in Munich is the Museum Brandhorst – its façade varied and enticing, like a box of crayons. Designed by architecture firm Sauerbruch Hutton, the exterior was created as an indication of what lays behind it. Using around 36,000 TERRART®-Baguette ceramic rods in 23 custom colours the building itself becomes an abstract display. When seen from a distance the … Continue reading Brightly Barred Brandhorst

Serpentine Pavilion Junya Ishigami slate design architecture

Slate Shapes Serpentine

Each year since 2000, outside the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens, a pavilion is erected by a selected architect. Usually highly experimental and visually exciting pavilions are created by those brimming with creativity and vision. This year it’s the work of Japanese architect Junya Ishigami that’s on show. The pavilion is a mass of slate- ragged slabs overlap one other forming a single roofed … Continue reading Slate Shapes Serpentine

Concreto by Ceramiche Lea

Consummate Concreto

At Coverings. Lea Ceramiche presented what has to be the most carefully-considered and fully realised concrete portfolio to date. Concreto, designed by Fabio Novembre is a varied and original reinterpretation of this iconic construction material. Continue reading Consummate Concreto

Revolution Cemento Gess by CIR

Cement At Coverings

At Coverings 2018, CIR will present a version of cement that claims will offer a concept that transcends this meterial’s essential style to turn it into a glamorous product. The new range, called Revolution, has three design strands: Cemento, Marmette and Maioliche. Continue reading Cement At Coverings

Cool Creations

Architect Bruna Albuquerque has been in charge of the Lurca Azulejos brand since 2010, delivering designs prove how ceramic tiles can totally change a space. The portfolio is inspired by the Brazilian ceramic tradition, and the tiles, while apparently simply, can be composed into striking panels. Continue reading Cool Creations

Sculptural Sophistication

Castelatto consistently offers a range of versatile solutions for all spaces and styles. Acutely always aware of current design trends, its products deliver a unique look and allow dramatic interpretation of spaces. Continue reading Sculptural Sophistication

Cobogó Brise by Rosa Pinc for Nina Martinelli

Cobogo Corner

For Revestir, Nina Martinelli is launching the Cobogó Brise, made in architectural concrete, and created by the designer Rosa Pinc. Here form and function are in perfect harmony. “I’ve transformed my always organic shapes into subtle straight lines that allow light and fresh breeze to leave the environment pleasant,” explains Pinc. Continue reading Cobogo Corner

The Oyster: Salerno's scupltural ferry terminal designed by Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid’s Organic Oyster

Standing near the quay dedicated to Manfred, Salerno’s new, highly sculptural concrete, glass and tiled terminal building was conceived by Zaha Hadid, as “an oyster with a hard outer shell containing soft, fluid elements, with a ‘tempered’ roof to shield it from the harsh Mediterranean sun.” Continue reading Zaha Hadid’s Organic Oyster

Casa Andamio by Bosch Capdeferro Arquitectos

Sustainable Surface Solutions

Ceramic tile is, without a shadow of a doubt, essential to sustainable architecture and construction, not just because it is a natural material but also because of the range of construction systems in which it can be used. Continue reading Sustainable Surface Solutions