Va-va-varadero

Inspired by 19th century cement tiles, Harmony‘s Varadero is a geometric delight. Taking a few hints from traditional Cuban designs (and taking its name from a Cuban town), the simple repetitive motif is light, delicate, and decorative. In a 198 by 228mm hexagon, Varadero finds variety in its five colourways. Moonlight’s off-white offers sophistication with it’s subtlety. Grey makes a point of neutrality whilst Rose … Continue reading Va-va-varadero

Arto Brick

For our third installment of the week we’re looking at a company we have mentioned very briefly before in Doggy Décor. But now they’ll get all the attention they deserve as we take a closer look, and formally introduce you to Arto Brick. The company’s founder Arto Alajian was born in Alexandria, Egypt and classically trained in the arts. When the Egyptian revolution began Arto … Continue reading Arto Brick

Bohème Beauty

The little imperfect touches of Novoceram‘s Bohème offer a compromise between traditional cement tiles and modern manufacturing processes. Rather than utilise the classic patterned metal masks filled in making cement tiles, stencils are used in their place. Designs drawn to create motifs of all kinds maintain the charm of artisanally crafted cement tiles with distinctive details. Geometric, minimalist, and decorative patterns make up the selection … Continue reading Bohème Beauty

Tilovely

Spanish company Tilovely has brought the colourful personality of Valeria Palmeiro to the world of ceramics. Palmeiro, better known as Coco Dávez, combines the vividness of Andy Warhol with the minimalism of Julian Opie to create a series of ‘faceless’ figures, most of which are immediately recognisable. For Tilovely, the design selected to be transformed into a hydraulic masterpiece was a painting of Spanish Romani … Continue reading Tilovely

La Sastrería’s Stunning Interior

This fantastically tiled restaurant with an equally magnificent bar is a Tile Addict’s dream. Designed by a favourite of ours – Masquespacio – these spaces in La Sastrería in Valencia have taken tile to dizzying heights. With the help of Grupo Gastroadictos, the gastronomic dream of chef Sergio Giraldo and bartender Cristóbal Bouchet has come alive. Continue reading La Sastrería’s Stunning Interior

Rombini Mutina Bouroullec brothers tile design

Ten terrific textured tiles

Textured tiles are increasing in popularity, partly due to the unique subtleties of decoration they can provide an interior, but also due to the increasing designs made available thanks to advances in tile technology. At this year’s Cevisama we focused on the hand-made look – the bumpy organic surface of Moroccan zellige – as well as intricately made ornate panel-looks. There is texture a-plenty cropping … Continue reading Ten terrific textured tiles

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. Continue reading Sneak Peek for Next Week