MUDA Mavericks

Tile Addict has a special love for public art, and it often seems that there aren’t nearly enough artists utilising ceramics in their work. After covering and re-covering the works of Pixel, Tiler, Add Fuel, Invader, and Tim Bachor, we didn’t think we’d be lucky enough to come across more artists this year. Continue reading MUDA Mavericks

Cementine Blanco, Cementine Ocre and Brush Ocre Deco from Mainzu Ceramica (200x200mm)

Colouration, Colouration, Colouration!

Increasingly cropping up in interior style last year, this 2019 trend isn’t shying away. Bold, lively use of colour is here to party. Both interior design and the fashion world have warmly welcomed colour back into the fold, with the former shirking classic neutrals in favour of something a little more fun, and the latter recalling the colour-blocking style from 2011. Continue reading Colouration, Colouration, Colouration!

Casacor Collections

Tiles from Cerâmica Elizabeth have been used with great flair to decorate 18 installations for Casacor, currently being staged at Itapema Beach Place, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Continue reading Casacor Collections

Terracotta Tesselations

Nina Martinelli used and abused the plasticity of ceramics to create Giotto, a design inspired by the work of the Italian painter and architect Giotto di Bondoni. He was a pioneer of perspective, who adopted the visual language of sculptors. Continue reading Terracotta Tesselations

Harlequin Huzza

Portinari presented Carmen, designed by Alessandro Mendini, at the International Furniture Show in Milan. The diamond format, vibrant colours, and subtle relief reflect Mendini’s interest in the masks worn by Harlequin, the medieval puppet famous for his multi-coloured garments. Continue reading Harlequin Huzza

Capitone by Senhor das Pedras, Revestir 2017

Tactile Transitions

Senhor Das Pedras offers a beguiling union of high technology, product quality and on-trend designs in cement. The company’s standing was enhanced at Revestir by four powerful new ranges: Urbes, Clean, Puzzle and Boomer. Continue reading Tactile Transitions

Shou Sugi Ban by Castelatto

Charred Concrete Classic

Castelatto’s new Shou Sugi Ban range is one of most impressive new designs Tile Addict has seen in years.  This concrete tile, 200 by 1,000 by 20mm, absolutely captures the texture, tone and variety of the real thing.  It is, quite simply, stunning. Continue reading Charred Concrete Classic

Perforated Perfection

Manufatti is an iconic Brazilian company that offers a wide and differentiated portfolio of cogobos and other ceramic pieces: all hand-made, piece by piece. These awesome products are available in various colours; with glazed, frosted, gloss, metallic and bespoke finish options. Continue reading Perforated Perfection

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

Transcluent Backstage tile, 600 by 1,200mm, by Ceramica Portinari

Translucent Tile Sensation

Ceramica Portinari’s Backstage range, comes in three colours and two formats and brings to mind the subtle surface sculpting and deliberate imperfections of Mutina’s ground-breaking Déchirer range. But the real wow factor is the translucent option. Continue reading Translucent Tile Sensation

Deconstructing Decoration

The key to the impact of Decortiles’ 2017 portfolio lies in the duality between the brutal and the delicate. This, together with a multiplicity of surfaces, formats, and finishes, including on-trend sober tones of grey, black, and white, results in a range that both excites and offers clear commercial potential. Continue reading Deconstructing Decoration

Flow in the new Vigo colour by Eliane's Decortiles.

Figo Fashions

It is significant that Eliane’s Decortiles, a leading Brazilian tile manufacturer, has selected Figo as its impact tone. Figo is a blend of romantic and nostalgic rose, with crude and dramatic black. The colour permeates the brand’s new collections for 2017, bringing versatility and elegance with a hint of a warmth. Figo is the perfect complement to the greys and blacks that feature in so many contemporary projects. Continue reading Figo Fashions

Connect collection video

Triangular Temptation

Portinari’s Connect collection, which won the Best in Show Award at Revestir, created much entertainment with triangular-shaped tiles which people could move and place on a magnetic board to create different tile installations. A clever video was shown on a loop to market this simple but clever concept. Continue reading Triangular Temptation

Castella by Natucer, Cevisama 2012.

Rapid Retrospective

Back in 2012, Spanish tile manufacturers were at the cutting edge of a craft revival; offering ceramic products recreating the aesthetic nuances of time-honoured artisans adapted to the latest manufacturing technologies. Continue reading Rapid Retrospective