Saxa Grestone

A few years ago the company Saxa Gres was established with the sole purpose of demonstrating the importance and possibility of creating a circular economy within the ceramic tile sector. Producing a large range of porcelain tiles and extra-thick tiles for varying types of location, Saxa Gres most recently launched Grestone. Grestone is a highly durable material ideally suited to heavily trafficked streets and pavements, … Continue reading Saxa Grestone

Broken but breathtaking

Plain subway tiles are the medium of choice for destructive artist Graziano Locatelli. With an intense appreciation for the broken and damaged Locatelli’s artworks celebrate the cracked and fragmented with a decisive level of order. Born in 1977 in Bergamo, a childhood fascination led to this self-taught artist to experiment with unusual materials like aluminium and broken glass. Continue reading Broken but breathtaking

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

Smot by Dado

Italian Instincts

Tile Addict’s ongoing preview of Ceramics of Italy at Coverings selects some stunning Italian products – all recently launched – that will be lighting up the aisles at Coverings in Atlanta. Continue reading Italian Instincts

Cobogó Brise by Rosa Pinc for Nina Martinelli

Cobogo Corner

For Revestir, Nina Martinelli is launching the Cobogó Brise, made in architectural concrete, and created by the designer Rosa Pinc. Here form and function are in perfect harmony. “I’ve transformed my always organic shapes into subtle straight lines that allow light and fresh breeze to leave the environment pleasant,” explains Pinc. Continue reading Cobogo Corner

Cerchio by Tonalite

Tipping Tonalite

In Tonalite’s Cerchio system, circular tiles are combined with a highly engineered self-supporting galvanised steel sub-structure. It can be used to create innovative architectural forms with strong formal coherence and 3D forms. Continue reading Tipping Tonalite

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

Church of the Misericordia in Terranuova Bracciolini

Church Cladding Complexity

The Church of the Misericordia in Terranuova Bracciolini, Arezzo, Italy, one of the winners of the Adi Ceramics Design Award at Cersaie 2014, features a ceramic façade built up using tridimensional hexagonal glazed cotto tiles developed by Tagina. Continue reading Church Cladding Complexity

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