Cevisama Curiosities: The 70s

We’ve cleared Cevisama‘s trends, we’ve shared one of our favourite stands, and we’ve grouped together a whole bunch of mini-trends, but now it’s time to begin what you’ve all been waiting for – the Cevisama Curiosities series. This time I’m switching it up, creating ‘families’ of curiosities rather than the free-for-all you’ve grown accustomed to and the first family of this Cevisama season – The … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities: The 70s

Cevisama Stand-Out

Amongst the many magnificent Cevisama stands that brought the best of tile and design, there was one where almost everything on display made it to my camera reel – Nanda Tiles. Colourful, playful, and rich with joyful motifs, the Nanda Tiles stand was an absolute delight. The first collection that called to us from across the exhibition floor was Giardino. Fabulous florals in soft pastel … Continue reading Cevisama Stand-Out

Half-Moon and Autumn Leaves

We’ve got two more mini-trends for you today, the ever-comforting Autumn Leaves and the hip and funky Half-Moons. As Tile of Spain named it one of their top trends for 2023, I kept my eyes peeled for Autumn Leaves all through Cevisama and it definitely didn’t disappoint. Two fabulously frond-filled designs, City Crema Dec from Cristacer and Sassari-R from Vives both feature tropical flora in … Continue reading Half-Moon and Autumn Leaves

Inlaid Marble and Pebblish

Getting creative with natural stone, today’s Cevisama mini-trend duo is the intricate Inlaid Marble and playful Pebblish. Crafting beautifully decorative design from marble or other stone-effect tiles, Inlaid Marble offers up timeless elegance whilst Pebblish plays around with organic forms and imitation mosaics for detail without the drama. Taking inspiration from Art Deco, classical art, and sleek minimalism, Anatolia‘s Utopio Artistry Mosaics range is an … Continue reading Inlaid Marble and Pebblish

Tin Tiles and Metallics

Today’s mini-trend duo keeps a little of that 20s glamour alive – offering up chic metallics in glorious gold and gun metal – and highlights our beloved, underappreciated tin-effect tiles. Amongst their Kintsugi-effect tiles, Aparici‘s Basi decors blended the beauty of aged metal with the intricate detail of tin tiles. In green, blue, and white, these 3D relief decors offer up old world charm with … Continue reading Tin Tiles and Metallics

Top 10 tiles from our last Cevisama

Cevisama is coming up, and after three long years I will finally be returning to the long halls lined with wonderful tiles and ceramic creations. To get in the mood, I’ve been revisiting findings from previous Cevisamas and have curated a mini list of the best. 1) Veneto‘s Patchwork Rug This patchwork of patterned rugs stitched together with glittery ‘thread’ creates a unique tile experience. … Continue reading Top 10 tiles from our last Cevisama

Tile of Spain Tile Trends 2021

Cevisama is off this year and is instead to be replaced by the virtual event Cevisama On! on the 25th/26th May. To prepare we’re sharing the Tile of Spain Trend Report for the year to see what styles are set to be big news, and where the past period of uncertaintly has led us in terms of interiors. Crème Caramel The classic marble look is … Continue reading Tile of Spain Tile Trends 2021

Arklam's Jurassic Gold art deco tile 2020

Tile Trends 2021

It’s been reasonably hard to explore the vastness of the tile world and select the stand-out trends, and we’ve really missed collecting our ‘curiosities‘ at Cersaie and Cevisama, but really the next best thing is to see what tile giants like Ceramics of Italy have found to be trending. So that’s exactly what we’ve done. Autumnal The rich comfort of all things autumnal was seen … Continue reading Tile Trends 2021

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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

Rhapsody in blue

As the lockdown restrictions begin to be eased in the UK, my mind has naturally wandered to the possibility of seeing new tile designs in the flesh once more, and therefore to Cersaie in November. What surprised me was that one product group I’m really looking forward to exploring afresh are the new generation of marble-effect porcelains.  This may seem strange from someone who has … Continue reading Rhapsody in blue

Panelling Perfection

We spent Cevisama enjoying the old school styles brought to back life with ceramics, paying special attention to the increasing appreciation of panelling. Lapicida‘s new range of decorative floor and wall tiles have created a wonderful mimic of the traditional comfort of wooden panelled walls. The Wainscot Panel provide classic rectangular detailing, modernising the look by inverting the relief and providing a subtle textural accent … Continue reading Panelling Perfection

Varied Vernís

We’re not finished with Cevisama just yet. There is still one special collection to share – the plentiful, stylish, and disparate designs presented at the stand of glaze, colour, and printing specialist Vernís. Much like in Apavisa‘s Fluid, watermarbling is a feature of Vernís’ Lycuit. The curvy organic waves decorate the tiles in brown earth tones, and are highlighted with glaze on pale neutrals. Kahlo … Continue reading Varied Vernís

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Cevisama Curiosities VI

Our last collection of curiosities are some of our favourite finds from the show. We’ve been waiting to share these eye-catching geometric reliefs, intricate mix-and-match, and fantastical displays for a month. First up is Nexo‘s Decorative Mix. These 330 by 330mm tiles take the mix-and-match trend to the next level, creating patterns within patterns and tiles within tiles. The result is an enormously impactful feature … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities VI

Cevisama Curiosities V

There are still curiosities a-plenty to share from Cevisama, with a delightful array of fun and decorative pieces that have yet to be given the spotlight. Codicer is always a winner, with displays that consistantly showcase unique designs and heaps of personality. Their 250 by 250mm Graph collection demonstrates this wonderfully with squiggly mix-and-match patterns with naive strokes. The random, sporadic, cartoon lines have a … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities V

Cevisama Curiosities IV

At this year’s Cevisama there was a notable lean towards matching sets – that is, differing formats that work together, collections utilising the same shades for cohesive design, and combinations that one might not have thought of. Durstone combined their 315 by 1,000mm 3D square decor relief tiles Japandi Kayachi with the 230 by 270mm hexagonal terrazzo designs of Six. Matching the colours of Blue, … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities IV

D'Autore Donna from Natucer tile trend 2020

Cevisama Curiosities III

These exciting design tid-bits are one of our favourite things about these events, and there are still more curiosities to share from the show. One stand that had some wonderfully inspiring designs was Natucer whose collections repeatedly that stood out to us. Their 130 by 130mm D’Autore Dolce is unbelievably gorgeous, a textured mixed-glaze marvel that can be personalised to a client’s specification. Presented at … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities III

Cevisama Curiosities II

Yesterday’s curiosities were only the beginning and there are still plenty of fantastic designs awaiting a mention. One collection could have easily been placed with the weave-look designs from the show, but its unique format and stone-look companions meant its own space was needed. 2πround from Cicogres is a collection of large circular tiles in stone, marble, and weave-effects. Combining the circular shapes with curved … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities II

Fire Rosso from Apavisa tile trend 2020

Cevisama Curiosities

As with Cersaie, we have not only sought out the trends and fashions of the tile world at Cevisama, but also had some fun collecting some of the more intriguing designs. Among these curiosities are a few recurring themes, such as the prevalence of strokes, splatter, and all things paint. Although hand-painted and artisanal tiles have been all the rage for the past few years, … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities