Sustainable Beauty from Elisa Passino

For tile design studio Elisa Passino the most important thing is that beauty goes hand-in-hand with sustainability. Founded just last year (by Elisa Passino), the studio creates collections designed to be timeless, finding inspiration in heritage whilst looking to the future for innovation. The products are durable, offering ranges that are futureproof, not only in their materials, but in their decorative merits and focus on … Continue reading Sustainable Beauty from Elisa Passino

Gorgeous Geometry

Los Angeles based Tracey Reinberg is the brains behind Kismet Tile. Since 1997 she has been using her talents to design exciting patterns for fabrics and wall coverings, working with big names in the furnishing industry. After inspiration from the Spanish Revival architecture’s use of cement encaustic tile during her childhood in San Antonio, her gift for design was eventually translated onto her first line … Continue reading Gorgeous Geometry

Touchy-Feely Tiles

A fantastic collaboration between tile and architecture led to the creation of TOUCHY-FEELY. Founded in 2006 by architects Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis, TOUCHY-FEELY became a platform for sensory-orientated design. Allowing for experimentation in materials, the aim was to develop surfaces that would heighten user experience, and spark deeper relationships between individuals and their environment. Continue reading Touchy-Feely Tiles

Olympos Tesalia Perla in 450 by 900mm by Saloni.

Classical Concert

Striking marble effects are the starring features and central elements of Saloni’s Olympos range. It provides a contemporary ceramic reinterpretation of marble’s chromatic range, with matt, gloss and stressed finishes, different decorative graphics and subtle surface effects all designed down to the millimetre to produce a hyper natural effect. Continue reading Classical Concert

Nostalgia Nuanced

People often look to design for an escape and in this current political climate it’s unsurprising that tile manufacturers are turning to the past to bring people a euphoric boost. Continue reading Nostalgia Nuanced

New Typologies

While some tile manufacturers recreate the look of wood or stone to an impressive degree of realism, others mix different materials or handpick certain characteristics to form a whole new typology. Continue reading New Typologies

Earthy Energy

Earth Tones continue to engage and enthuse tile designers. Drawing their main inspiration from natural elements, a wide range of Italian tiles fall into this theme. Colour palettes range from dirt, clay and sand inspired browns; forest, moss and grass-like greens; red and golden tones reminiscent of the sun; and shades of blue to evoke an oceanic feel. This trend has become popular partially due to a revival of 1970s style along with a greater focus on mother nature and its ability to create a sense of natural serenity. Continue reading Earthy Energy

Decoration Deconstructed

Tile companies are constantly seeking new ways to add movement and volume to the flat surface, whether by texture, pattern, or trompe l’oeil effects. Continue reading Decoration Deconstructed

Gaia Glamour

The new Gaia range from Kerateam is available in a 300 by 600mm format with rectified edges in Jurassic Grey matt and Jurassic Beige matt, complemented by contrasting tiles in Jurassic Grey matt textured and Jurassic Beige matt textured; plus matching 300 by 300mm mosaics. Continue reading Gaia Glamour

Woven Wonders

A well-chosen range of decors, mosaics, and trims further extends Ceramica Sant’Agostino’s FinaArt range’s design scope. The woven-effect decor is particularly impressive; making this range the ultimate expression of the fabric-effect tile trend. Continue reading Woven Wonders

Progressive Patchwork

With the additional element of three chromatic variations, the Origini range from Imso Ceramice also includes original ‘broken’ decorative pieces, that look as if they have been smashed and then put together again. Furthermore, the tonality of all Origini backgrounds is slightly different, which adds particular charm to the entire series. Continue reading Progressive Patchwork

RAK's Maximus Anchor Wood

Maximus Momentum

At Cersaie 2017 RAK Ceramics, the global tile superpower, is promising to unveil a completely new range of new designs inspired by iconic industrial interior design from the 1950s. Continue reading Maximus Momentum

Rocersa’s Risorgimento

At Cersaie 2017, Spanish manufacturer Rocersa aims to deliver elegance combined with a powerful personality. Muse is a range designed to convey the practicality of stone and cement with strong technical features and a choice of four colours: white, cream, taupe and grey. Offered in variety of surface options, Muse can meet many internal and external architectural requirements. Continue reading Rocersa’s Risorgimento

Concrete Art by Kerradeco

Naturally Natural

The Surface & Materials Show will take place at NEC Birmingham, between 10th and 12th October 2017 as part of UK Construction Week. Now in its third year, Surface & Materials will showcase the latest surface solutions for architects, interior designers, specifiers and design savvy homeowners and self-builders seeking a broad range of innovative and high-performance products. Continue reading Naturally Natural

Repeat patterns based on Classic Flowers

Panels of Perfection

Sharon Jones is a true hand-made tile pioneer. Using white English earthenware clay, each piece is rolled into a slab, cut to shape with a potters’ knife and hand-glazed using Jones’ own unique recipes. Continue reading Panels of Perfection

Tile & Stone Journal, July-August 2017

Trending: TSJ July-August

The July-August 2017 issue of Tile & Stone Journal, the leading B2B ceramic tile magazine for the UK and Irish markets, is now online at http://www.tileandstonejournal.com. Continue reading Trending: TSJ July-August

Mandarin's Paintbox Raspberry Gloss in 400 by 100mm

Palette Psychoanalysis

While greige, taupe and buttermilk are clearly the dominant palette in today’s homes, there is still plenty of scope for more vibrant, optimistic, hues: and for accent colours that celebrate life rather than withdraw from it. Continue reading Palette Psychoanalysis