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. The idea was for the showroom to be more than a display centre, but to … Continue reading Creative Space

Awesome Araldica

From CEDIT by Florim comes a truly magical collection. The brains behind these bold and beautiful pieces is artist and graphic designer Federico Pepe. Here he took inspiration from marbled paper, a technique that results in a paper surface with an uncanny resemblance to natural stone and marble, yet with the creative freedom afforded by a multitude of colour pigments. This effect is most commonly … Continue reading Awesome Araldica

Harlequin Huzza

Portinari presented Carmen, designed by Alessandro Mendini, at the International Furniture Show in Milan. The diamond format, vibrant colours, and subtle relief reflect Mendini’s interest in the masks worn by Harlequin, the medieval puppet famous for his multi-coloured garments. Continue reading Harlequin Huzza

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

Carmen by Alessandro Mendini for Portinari

Carmen Is Best In Show

Portinari’s new Carmen collection, that will officially make its debut at Salone del Mobile in Milan in April, is the latest fruit of Alessandro Mendini’s highly successful  partnership with A Lot Of Brazil and its designer Pedro Franco; Continue reading Carmen Is Best In Show

The Lea Ceramiche Showroom in Milan

Sloping Showroom Surprise

Combined with floor tiles from the Take Care collection, the PAD surfaces used in Lea Ceramiche’s Milan showroom emphasize the expressive potential of the material: its tactility and softness, the iridescent effect with gentle relief of the designs that generate movement and fluidity on the ceramic. Continue reading Sloping Showroom Surprise

Hotel Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos

Helping Hotels Face Forward

Neolith’s lightweight, easy-to-handle slabs can be easily applied to existing surfaces, from kitchen and bathroom worktops through to cabinets and flooring. This keeps hotel room closures to a minimum, while the inherent wear-resistance is ideal for such high-footfall environments. Continue reading Helping Hotels Face Forward

Lavazza's new flagship store in Milan's Piazza San Fedele

Lavazza Luxury

Tile Addict’s favourite Italian coffee brand Lavazza has created a flagship store and café in the centre of Milan, where it is seeking to engage customers in a multi-sensory themed coffee experience. UK agency JHP has designed the space, which seeks to present the everyday ingredient of coffee in surprising new ways, while embodying every aspect of the Lavazza brand. The store pioneers Coffee Design, an ‘artform’ created by Lavazza to offer innovative and unusual flavour combinations. Continue reading Lavazza Luxury

Neolith was specified by Colombo Experience for Sonia Peronaci’s new HQ

Cooking Colombo Style

Neolith by TheSize has been specified by Italian architects and design collaboration, Colombo Experience for the interior fit out of Sonia’s Factory; TV chef Sonia Peronaci’s new HQ. Neolith adds a luxurious look and feel to the kitchens and renovated space which pay homage to traditional Italian design. Continue reading Cooking Colombo Style