It’s like déjà vu

Sticking to their roots – both social and geographical – the artisans at Le Nid handcraft stunning ceramics at the base of Mount Etna, highlighting the magic of being Made in Sicily. Studio Le Nid – then Il Nido – was founded in 1966 by Barbaro Messina, a creative inspired by the ancients and on the hunt for innovative techniques. In the 70s experimentation led … Continue reading It’s like déjà vu

Tone and texture totality

Every now and then a stand really stops you in your tracks at Cersaie. Mainly it will be a familiar brand, but one rare occasions you encounter a previously unknown brand and a display full of creativity and delight. In 2022, Tile Addict discovered some jaw-dropping architectural finishes and textures on the Gypsum stand. Based in Bergamo, Italy, Gypsum produces plaster, laminated polystyrene, and high … Continue reading Tone and texture totality

Venetian mahogany vibes

One of the outstanding new ranges at Cersaie 2022 was Canal Grande by Refin, a collection inspired by glamor of Venice and the city’s nautical culture. Canal Grande pays homage to majestic mahogany, the material traditionally used to build vaporetti: the famous Venetian water taxis. Refin’s design team, in collaboration with an historic shipyard in Venice, studied these nautical mahogany boards in great detail to … Continue reading Venetian mahogany vibes

Turquoise Tile

Made a Mano

We spend a lot of time looking at tile company websites and we know what we like and what we don’t. Easy to search, instinctive to navigate, and quick to load are just three factors which determine whether or not a portfolio is a pleasure to peruse and today we’re sharing a company whose website almost has it all. Danish Tile and Stone company Made … Continue reading Made a Mano

Recuper Ando Tile

Reclaiming Italy’s Finest

Reclaimed tiles are big news – they’re eco-friendly, carry a wealth of historic charm, and can suit any number of favoured contemporary interior styles from desert modern to farmhouse chic. There are countless companies offering a rich portfolio of salvaged vintage tiles (including some we have already covered such as Maitland & Poate, Bert & May, and The Antique Floor Company) and today we’re sharing … Continue reading Reclaiming Italy’s Finest

ANT Botteganove New Town

Good news! An ANF Tile Collection!

He’s been on our radar as a master of colour with a rich imagination full of design delights. Though tiles have featured in his murals and thoroughout his vision for the future of town halls, there haven’t been any official Adam Nathaniel Furman tiles… until now. Continue reading Good news! An ANF Tile Collection!

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. Continue reading Marazzi’s Mix and Match

Ceramics of Italy Tile Trends Spring/Summer 2021

We’re still stuck at home, not visiting any tile shows and not getting our fix from Coverings, Revestir, Cevisama, or Cersaie. But Ceramics of Italy have come through with a trends report so at least we can share that! Organic Staying in makes the need for a relaxing home environment even stronger. And there is little more relaxing than nature. Emphasising wellness, calm, and rejuvenation, … Continue reading Ceramics of Italy Tile Trends Spring/Summer 2021

Around the World with Marca Corona

As Cersaie 2019 approaches, Tile Addict is treated to a few previews of what’s in store. Marca Corona‘s stand seeks to take us beyond Italy, and on a journey around the world. Translating the essence of a few select locations onto tile has led to an eclectic range of 9 collections, taking us from New York to Thailand. StoneCloudThese stoneware floor and wall tiles reflect … Continue reading Around the World with Marca Corona