Flying Free-Form

In a quest to find a new way of living, an entirely novel form of building was proposed by architecture firm Gramazio & Kohler. To demonstrate this method an installation was created at the FRAC Centre – a museum in Orleans, France that has a heavy focus on architecture, radical design, and historically ground-breaking construction. Continue reading Flying Free-Form

Rilievi Reallignment

Florim is not, strictly speaking, a ceramics firm; it is an Italian design firm that is proud to work in ceramics. The Rilievi collection fits perfectly into our mission, which is to transform the perception of industrial ceramics from functional objects to design objects, an essential part of any aesthetically optimal interior. Stefano Torrenti, CEO. Continue reading Rilievi Reallignment

Concrete Collaboration

Concreto by Lea explores the possibilities of concrete through a hyper-realistic representation of cement surfaces. The design process started with aesthetic and material analysis to fully capture the features of the material. These were then warped and selectively emphasised so that the different textures and colours of cement could become the range’s background. Continue reading Concrete Collaboration

Adrián Villar Rojas' Theater of Disappearance exhibition.

The Theater of Disappearance

Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas has transformed the Met’s Cantor Roof with an intricate site-specific installation that uses the Museum as its raw material. The Theater of Disappearance features detailed replicas of nearly 100 objects from The Met collection. Continue reading The Theater of Disappearance

Viva Viva

At Friday’s Tile Association Awards – the most prestigious annual event for the UK tiling industry – the title of Tile Fixer of the Year was awarded to Sharon Taylor of Viva Tiling, who took up tiling following redundancy in 2007. Continue reading Viva Viva

Tiling Thesaurus: I

I’m away on holiday until the 13th February, so I’ll leave you with some tile humour. Well, it may be humour! Installation: Catch all term used to describe all aspects of tile fixing, but in fact sticking six tiles above the bathroom basin. Beloved of fixers wishing to project an up-market image. Interior designer: High trained (should that be strung?, Ed) individual able to grasp … Continue reading Tiling Thesaurus: I

Nebula Chroma

Nebula Chroma

The latest project by Sonia King of Mosaic Works, Dallas, is titled Nebula Chroma. This depiction of a giant space cloud is now the focal point of the multi-storey main lobby in the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. The light-filled, three-storey atrium creates a dynamic setting for Nebula Chroma, King’s 7ft by 17ft masterpiece that was recently awarded first prize in the Design and Detail … Continue reading Nebula Chroma