Peaceful Patisserie

The hugely industrial look of this building has proved to be an incredible chance to juxtapose heavy, large format cement blocks with minimalise custom curved rectangular white tiles. The supposed disadvantages of the site, with the storefront is set back into frames, a basement shaft that takes up a large portion of the space’s bottom left, and an interior space made up of a variety … Continue reading Peaceful Patisserie

Antwerp’s Ace & Tate Terrazzo

We last took a look at this Rotterdam-based company in September, taking special interest in their materials Blizzard, Nova, Greyish, and Chocolate Factory. But since then Plasticiet has introduced a few more members to their family – Rhinestone Black and White – both made from Dutch post-production cutoffs and Belgian household waste. Continue reading Antwerp’s Ace & Tate Terrazzo

Reinvigorating Reinders

Dutch fashion brand Reinders recently opened a new showroom and headquarters in Zandvoort outside Haarlem in the Netherlands, taking to natural stone to illustrate their reputation of distinctive style. Three individual areas were created within the space to showcase their new collections and meet with wholesalers. Continue reading Reinvigorating Reinders

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

Hotel & Restaurant in Triana | Photo credit: Jesús Granada

Tile of Spain Awards 2019

As the Tile of Spain Awards Award Ceremony approaches, it’s time to take a look at some of the most enticing designs across the Architecture category. In order to promote the use of Spanish ceramics, all entries must make significant use of them throughout their designs to be considered. The competition is open to designers both in Spain, and worldwide with the Architecture and Interior … Continue reading Tile of Spain Awards 2019

street of dreams 2019 interior design bespoke

Street of Dreams

SomerTile products featured heavily in one of the six luxury homes presented at the Street of Dreams showcase. This year’s NW Natural Street of Dreams took place at Stafford Meadows in Wilsonville, Oregon. Six homes were featured to demonstrate the skill and designs achieved by the various individuals who worked on each project, such as the builders, craftsmen, and interior designers. Continue reading Street of Dreams

budri showroom Patricia Urqiola marble design interior

Creative Space

Earlier this year Milan welcomed another showstopping showroom to their streets. Located at Foro Buonaparte 60, right in the heart of the city, leading marble masters Budri can be found. Patricia Urqiuola, one of the brands creators and collaborators, and renowned architect and designer was enlisted to design the space. Continue reading Creative Space

Azulej Amalgam

Mix and match tiles have been big for the last few years, variations in patterns with a cohesive colour palatte creating vibrant spaces with a whole lot to look at. Patricia Urquiola has taken this theme and ran with it to create Azulej for Mutina. Continue reading Azulej Amalgam

Curved Catalan Camper

Widely used in Catalonia, the bóveda (vault) is one of the most elegant structural supports in the design world. They appear to defy physics, confounding beholders with their layered brickwork and gentle curves (see the example of the Soriano-Manzanet family vault in Villareal, Spain). Continue reading Curved Catalan Camper

Enjoy the view at Brew92

There is a whole host of surface solutions on display at this Saudi-Arabian coffee shop.  It is the third of its kind to be designed by Liqui for Brew92.  This time, Scandinavian design is the clear source of inspiration.  In order to incorporate many elements into this location, including a roastery and lounge rooms, the space is divided up with various bespoke elements.  Despite the … Continue reading Enjoy the view at Brew92

Groove by Keraben

Keraben’s Kursaal Kulture

The idea behind Keraben stand at Cevisama was to showcase all the group’s latest tile surfaces, formats, finishes and ideas in the Keraben Grupo Resort; a space that encapsulates the importance of wellbeing in today’s fast-paced world. Continue reading Keraben’s Kursaal Kulture

Antiquewood by Casalgrande Padana

Aping Arboreal Antiquity

Distinguished by its complex and sophisticated surface, where signs of the passing of time adorn the ceramic surface creating a used effect, Antiquewood is the lastest addition to Casalgrande Padana’s successful Granitoker collection of porcelain stoneware tiles. Continue reading Aping Arboreal Antiquity

Statuario Venato from Caesar's Anima range in the kitchen

Laid in Chelsea

Ceramiche Caesar has brought lashings of Italian Style to a new house in Chelsea with high spec stone-effect porcelain floor and wall tiles. The Anima range was chosen to give character to the house’s kitchen and bathrooms; a classic look with surprising charm. Continue reading Laid in Chelsea

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