Aldabra, the Italian architectural lighting brand, has collaborated with Cotto D’Este, the Italian manufacturer of high-quality porcelain stoneware floor and wall tiles, on a project called Kerlight: Design your light with Kerlite. Continue reading Illuminating Intelligence
The collaboration between Studio Job and Mirage has resulted in the PopJob collection, developed with the aim of discovering new possibilities for ceramics with an innovative approach. Continue reading Pop Goes The Tile
Marianne Smink designs and makes screen-printed ceramic tiles, and digitally-printed wallpapers. Her aim is to achieve beauty through the inherent imperfection of hand-made work, drawing on the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi. Continue reading Inherent Imperfection
Mosaico+ aims to investigate all the expressive possibilities of mosaic; with particular emphasis on the quality of the materials, new technology and the search for novel applications for mosaic. Continue reading Defining Dialogue
At Cevisama in 2003, Diago Ceramicas was one of a small number of pioneering manufacturers exploring the tactile possibilities of tile with a textile look. Continue reading Textile Revisited
Young Dutch designer, Lieske Schreuder, feeds coloured paper to snails and then collects their vibrant-hued poo to make floor tiles Continue reading Snail Poo Tiles!
Exeter-based manufacturer and distributor of tiles, Original Style converted a 1966 London Routemaster bus into a mobile showroom for its major Russian distributor. The iconic British symbol was used to tour cities in Russia, Ukraine and Latvia, as a providing a novel way to promote Original Style’s range of wall and floor tiles. Continue reading All Aboard!
Too few marketing campaigns for new ceramic tile ranges really hit the target. Many are simply too flowery and pretentious. Others follow the herd and are light on differentiation. Most fail to identify and address a specific audience. But, every now and then, I come across a marketing idea that is well focused, coherent and relevant. Continue reading Polychromie Architecturale