Maska Tiles

Studio Maska Makes Marx

Blending Brazilian vivacity and European elegance, Portugal-based Studio Maska is a treasure for the tile addicted. Hand painted murals and uniquely decorated tiles form a large part of the company’s collection, with florals and foliage coming to life in vibrant colours and artistic layouts. The rest of Studio Maska’s tiles are screen printed. Their COPA series offers an alternative take on the famous sidewalks of … Continue reading Studio Maska Makes Marx

Technicolour

Tile ranges that come in every colour of the rainbow

To round off our celebration of colour for Pride Month we’ve got five tile ranges that offer up every colour of the rainbow. 1) Technicolor This elongated metro tile collection from 41zero42 blends a subtle wood-effect texture with every from red, orange, and yellow, to green, blue, pink, and neutral. 2) Urban Atelier In a classic metro, square shape, and a range of special pieces, … Continue reading Tile ranges that come in every colour of the rainbow

Viuva Yellow Tile

The place where tiles become art

Founded in 1849 in Lisbon, Viúva Lamego has been producing tile for longer than most. Built between 1849 and 1865, the factory was originally the pottery workshop of António Costa Lamego and featured a decorative tiled façade by the factory’s artistic director Ferreira das Tabuletas. Since the 1930’s the company has been collaborating with artists (such as comic illustrator Jorge Barradas) to emphasise and embrace … Continue reading The place where tiles become art

New Terracotta

This is a company we’ve been meaning to cover for a while now, a company with no need for trends and a love for simplicity. Established in 2014, New Terracotta is a place of Portuguese passion. Located in Central Portugal, the New Terracotta artisans pride themselves on small-scale, high quality production that offers the best of traditional techniques and contemporary aesthetics. For them, imperfection inherent … Continue reading New Terracotta

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