A Decade in Colour II

A rich take on hope, growth, and freshness was offered with Pantone’s 2013 shade Emerald. Much like 2010’s Turquoise, this natural stone inspired colour has long been present in building and decor. It was chosen to counteract our complex world, as Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute stated “Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation”. The green shade also fell in … Continue reading A Decade in Colour II

Gigacer translucent textured decor tile collection

Avantime Addition

A masterful selection of colour takes over in Gigacer‘s Avantime collection. Beginning with Tonal, two distinct colour scales offer neutral tones that are both warm and cool. Rich and textured variants of these shades are shown throughout Blanc, Ivory, Braun, and Gris. The vibrant reds and greens added an enticing decorative element, but now Gigacer have added a whole new range of decors to delight … Continue reading Avantime Addition

Matrice by Cedit

Sensory Structures

For Cedit’s Matrice collection, Brondi and Rainò have taken various concrete-inspired surfaces and imagined additional design reverberations, using 3mm deep incised graphic marks cut into the slabs. These provide a framework for infinite design combinations when grouted in bold colours. This recalls embroidery where every stitch is at right-angles to another one to construct forms and decorations. Continue reading Sensory Structures

Metropolitan from Colorker Group's ZYX brand

Metropolitan Mastery

On its Coverings stand, Colorker gave star billing to the new Metropolitan collection. Perhaps the most retro design to date from the hugely impressive ZYX brand, these tiles offer a trip back in time … while at the same time reinventing a great icons of ceramic design – one that is redolent of urban Paris and London at the turn of the 20th century. Continue reading Metropolitan Mastery

Concrete Collaboration

Concreto by Lea explores the possibilities of concrete through a hyper-realistic representation of cement surfaces. The design process started with aesthetic and material analysis to fully capture the features of the material. These were then warped and selectively emphasised so that the different textures and colours of cement could become the range’s background. Continue reading Concrete Collaboration

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