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

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

Tempting Tactile Textures

Ceramica Sant’Agostino is one of the leading pioneers in the area of textile-effect tiles. The ground-breaking Digitalart and Tailorart ranges have now been joined by Fineart. This new fabric-effect porcelain collection features high-end digital printing techniques and a light 3D structure. It offers a fine texture, soft tones, delicate melanges, and small formats. Continue reading Tempting Tactile Textures

Casa Andamio by Bosch Capdeferro Arquitectos

Sustainable Surface Solutions

Ceramic tile is, without a shadow of a doubt, essential to sustainable architecture and construction, not just because it is a natural material but also because of the range of construction systems in which it can be used. Continue reading Sustainable Surface Solutions

Indigo by Novoceram

Sacré Bleu: Novoceram’s Mood Indigo

When they first order Indigo, Novoceram’s customers will find that fate selects the contents of the collection’s boxes. Some will have a few more Little Red Riding Hoods and a fewer bespectacled dogs, but the final effect will always be perfect. And it is precisely this random distribution that makes each and every Indigo composition unique. Continue reading Sacré Bleu: Novoceram’s Mood Indigo

Texas Ale Project features tiles and Laminam sheets from Crossville.

Basalt Brewery

When specifying The Texas Ale Project, The Orion Collection turned to Crossville for suitable tile collections to finish the tasting room. Dark, textural Laminam Oxide 3 Grigio was specified for the T.A.P. room walls, while Laminam Oxide 3 Nero was installed on the columnar walls. Crossville’s Basalt porcelain tiles in the Bedrock colour were used on the floor, co-ordinating with the Laminam-skinned walls. Continue reading Basalt Brewery

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

Majestic Mosaics

Innovation, variety in form and fresh use of materials, as well as a significant range extension are promised by the extended and renewed Mosaico+ 10×10 chip collection, which combines tesserae from the Vetrina, Doro, Concerto, Perle and Metal ranges in a single assortment. Continue reading Majestic Mosaics

Neolith was specified by Colombo Experience for Sonia Peronaci’s new HQ

Cooking Colombo Style

Neolith by TheSize has been specified by Italian architects and design collaboration, Colombo Experience for the interior fit out of Sonia’s Factory; TV chef Sonia Peronaci’s new HQ. Neolith adds a luxurious look and feel to the kitchens and renovated space which pay homage to traditional Italian design. Continue reading Cooking Colombo Style

Lucem installation in Luxembourg by Christiane Besch of Forum

Illuminated Imagination

In Luxembourg, the possibilities of Lucem light transmitting concrete were fully explored when a spacious, private wine store created in an extraordinary living-dining room designed by Christiane Besch of Forum architects. Continue reading Illuminated Imagination

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

STACtile by Snaith Thrush Architect Collaborative, available from Pentagon Tiles

Sensational STACtile

STACtile is a modular tile for use as wall cladding that creates a multitude of patterns and effects when stacked, shifted or rotated. It is a tactile, contemporary cladding solution that is brought to life through light. Continue reading Sensational STACtile

Pusateri’s Porcelain Projection

GH+A Design’s challenge was to project gourmet food retailer Pusateri’s powerful brand image, develop chic and elegant spaces, and also deliver an exceptional client experience. Ceragres’s contribution was a tile range that embodies this ethos: the White Experience. Continue reading Pusateri’s Porcelain Projection

Red Dot Concrete

Bentu’s Shadow design simply let the form follows function, so the concrete tiles are free from unnecessary embellishment; and are thus concise and elegant. Professor Dr. Peter Zec, CEO of the Red Dot Award, says: “Only design visionaries can achieve the perfect harmony between the quality of the function, seductiveness, use and responsibility. The award finds ground-breaking designs like these and makes them visible to the whole world.” Continue reading Red Dot Concrete