Marazzi’s Mix and Match

Although pick-n-mix patchwork tiles have been big in the past few years, when they meet another tiling trend something truly wonderful is created. Blending botanical motifs with an unpredictable mismatched layout produces a surface with the elegance and grace of floral design and modernity and unique vibe achieved from mixing and matching. With Marazzi‘s Crogiolo Rice quaint watercolour style details of leaves and flowers dance … Continue reading Marazzi’s Mix and Match

Heritage tile collection Ricchetti

Castle living with Ricchetti

Rustic edges and uneven surfaces are the hallmarks of Ricchetti‘s Heritage collection. With a desire to redefine the romantic, Ricchetti’s deep neutral shades evoke images of times past with an unmistakable crafted look. Attempting to produce a time that sits mid-way between past and present, Heritage’s five colour options (Blanc, Sable, Cendre, Noir, and Multicolor) fit in peacefully with the modern, whilst offering the mystique … Continue reading Castle living with Ricchetti

Palatial Policroma

Combining materials is made easy with Policroma. Designed by Cristina Celestino for Cedit, these large slabs take two distinct surfaces and fuse them to create the stunning range. Using both the class of marble and the texture of Marmorino plaster, Celestino gives us the best of both worlds. The six available colours feature four marbles, chosen for their rarity. Used throughout the years in historical … Continue reading Palatial Policroma

Tin tile splashback

Trending: Tin Ceiling Tiles

The use of tin ceilings really developed in the mid-nineteenth century, when mass produced sheets of thin rolled tinplate became readily available in America. They reached the zenith of their popularity in the 1890s. As a result, many old buildings, such as the colonial town houses of central Sydney, boast antique tin ceilings, cornices, wall panels and wainscots. Continue reading Trending: Tin Ceiling Tiles

The August restaurant, Göttingen.

Göttingen Greatness

The surface solution for the Augusta restaurant was found in Agrob Buchtal’s Valley range of porcelain stoneware tiles with it’s fine-grain surface and ideal earth-brown colour. The range also provides a wide choice of formats and slip-resistance categories, so that the requirement for a 750 by 750mm tile in the rarely offered R11/B slip-resistance category for the counter area could be satisfied without impairing the visual consistency. Continue reading Göttingen Greatness

Paris-based Ceramic Custodians

Almaviva is a Paris-based tile atelier that makes Delft tiles, azulejo panels and hand-made glazed tiles. The studio’s specialties also include Italian Renaissance majolica tiles, medieval pavements, Iznik panels and Islamic tiles, including zellige. The clay is stamped by hand and the decoration hand-painted with natural oxides. Continue reading Paris-based Ceramic Custodians

Delft's railway station, designed by Mecanoo, with tiles by Mosa

Determinedly Delft

Delft’s old railway station has been repurposed.  The end product is an architectural beauty, with an eye-catching use of ceramic.  The construction site was off limits to the public but when everything was ready, and Delft’s new railway station opened its doors, it was instantly clear that the architecture firm Mecanoo had pulled out all the stops.  The determination to maintain the historic legacy of … Continue reading Determinedly Delft