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Hot and Cold with 70s Retro

There were a few trends around Cevisama that didn’t make it to the big list, but they’re still worth a mention. Florals didn’t stop at quaint and delicate or bold and tropical, for many companies they simply went hand-in-hand with their retro revival designs. Exaggerated curves and cartoonish shapes paired with earthy browns, yellows, pinks, oranges, greys, and blues to create a 70s style. Continue reading Hot and Cold with 70s Retro

Turning Back The Years: Pt 2

Tile surfaces resembling natural textures have been around for some years now. One influence remains natural fibres, such as seagrass and coir, but the relief surfaces have become subtler, with new decoration techniques giving a false perception of depth of relief: thereby improving the cleanability of the tile’s surface. Timber effects are still surprisingly prominent. The look now is more towards simulating distressed and aged timber floors, and the darker hues of heat-treated woods and exotic rain forest timbers. In terms of format, the trends is away from parquet-effects towards larger planks – just as it is in the actual wood flooring market today. Continue reading Turning Back The Years: Pt 2

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Turning Back The Years

As the French would express it: “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose!” Cersaie 2007 was like déjà vu, all over again … only more so, if you get my drift. The powerful influence of the Russian market was clearly in evidence again, while the decorative themes of 2006 were refined and repackaged: notably baroque, feminine florals and mosaics. However, pundits who had predicted a general colour revival were sadly disappointed. Today, it seem, Henry Ford is back in control of the painting pool. Continue reading Turning Back The Years

Cast tiles by Rachel Dein

Cast of Thousands

Rachel Dein’s composition can be as simple as a single stem or as complex as a melange of wildflowers, leaves and grasses. The resultant tiles preserve a fleeting moment of natural perfection for the future: both a celebration and a memorial. Continue reading Cast of Thousands