Tania & Guillermo

We’ve covered their customisable cement tiles and their unsual geology-inspired collection, but Sabine Hill have a whole new range of design delights for us to share. Sabine Hill’s Tania & Guillermo Collection offers a selection of gorgeous patterns from two distinctive designers – Guillermo Gómez Lama and Tania Marmolejo. The designs by each artist have distinct personalities, with Dominican born Guillermo playing with the swirling … Continue reading Tania & Guillermo

All About Artisans

It’s the smaller companies that we’re focusing hard on this year, and with plenty of time to scour the web to find them we’ve got more and more to share with you. Today we’re looking at a Los Angeles based company, with a penchant for the handmade. Zia Tile collects some of the best and most beautiful artisan tiles from around the world to distribute … Continue reading All About Artisans

Maitland & Poate

Bringing the traditions and atmosphere of classic Spanish buildings is Maitland & Poate, a London-based company with an eye for encaustic. What initially started as a quest to find fantastic Andalusian tiles for their own home soon blossomed into an obsession to source and collect some of the finest examples of handmade spanish tiles, and reclaim them for use in modern builds and remodels. As … Continue reading Maitland & Poate

Tiles of Ezra

Failing to find the quality and style of tiles needed for her interior design studio (STUDIOEZRA) in Australia, Georgia Ezra created her own brand that could offer exactly what she wanted. Forming partnerhips with artisans and manufacturers around the globe Tiles of Ezra is now a hub of authentic handmade tiles representing a variety of crafts from diverse countries such as Mexico and Vietnam. Continue reading Tiles of Ezra

Pantone’s Colours of the Year 2021

Pantone‘s Colour of the Year 2021 is in fact two colours – something they have only done once before in 2016. And here at Tile Addict we feel bang on trend, with our yellow and grey colour scheme matching almost perfectly with Pantone’s choices – Ultimate Gray and Illuminated – although we will concede to being a few shades darker. Chosen to represent the dichotomy … Continue reading Pantone’s Colours of the Year 2021

Brilliant Blues from Bert & May

Dezeen’s VDF (virtual design festival) products fair already introduced us to the fantastic work of Giovanni Barbieri, which we covered in Stone Squar and Marvellous Murano, but the inovative exhibition offered even more for the Tile Addicts. A selection of artisanal encaustic tiles designed by UK based Bert & May were ‘presented’ with a very firm focus on blue. There are three design variants (Formentera, … Continue reading Brilliant Blues from Bert & May

Tile Addicts’ Tile Detection Task

Today’s article is inspired by a recent challenge we were set. A reader reached out to us to find some particularly beautiful tiles used in a bathroom found on Houzz. And they weren’t the only ones looking, as others had commented below the images asking what the tiles were only for the bathroom designers to tell them that they only supplied the fixtures and couldn’t … Continue reading Tile Addicts’ Tile Detection Task

Dividing Spaces

Green and red triangular tiles signify the separation of spaces in this Barcelona apartment. Carrer Avinyó in the Gothic Quarter is a strikingly angular building, with a tight corner protruding out and enabling public walkways on either side. When it was refurbished in 2012, with the help of David Kohn, the plan was to take advantage of this premade quirk and reflect it within the … Continue reading Dividing Spaces

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

Keep it Karoistanbul

Using their education and experience in design and craft, Karoistanbul have created an extensive portfolio showcasing their impressive product range. Creating encaustic cement-based tiles since 1990, they have produced copious amounts of flooring and wall coverings and also offer a restoration service. Continue reading Keep it Karoistanbul

Granby Grows Great

Experimenting with production technique is something of a specialty for Liverpool based Granby Workshop. Formed by Assemble in an attempt to rebuild the almost derelict neighbourhood of Granby, the Workshop brought together a group of creative residents to breathe life back into the area. After decades of regeneration initiatives which were utlimately doomed, in 2011 this new attempt saw ten empty houses secured in a … Continue reading Granby Grows Great

Gourmet Geometrics

Alhambra can supply bespoke patterns for private clients, but also offers a cool choice of ‘off-the-peg’ designs; many of which come in at surprisingly low prices. Underlining the Moorish heritage conveyed by the company’s name, stand-out ranges include the exquisite Granada and Seville / Cielo collections, which can provide a clear note of authentic Spanish style to any project. Continue reading Gourmet Geometrics