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

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

Delft's railway station, designed by Mecanoo, with tiles by Mosa

Determinedly Delft

Delft’s old railway station has been repurposed.  The end product is an architectural beauty, with an eye-catching use of ceramic.  The construction site was off limits to the public but when everything was ready, and Delft’s new railway station opened its doors, it was instantly clear that the architecture firm Mecanoo had pulled out all the stops.  The determination to maintain the historic legacy of … Continue reading Determinedly Delft

Looking Down on the Box

At Kitchen & Bathroom Expo 2005, RAK introduced Venus; the second new line of tiles and sanitaryware designed exclusively for RAK by celebrity designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. I interviewed interviewed Llewelyn-Bowen to find out more about this project and his take on ceramic tiles in general. Joe: To what extent is Venus your creation? LL-B: As a rule, I won’t put my name to anything unless … Continue reading Looking Down on the Box