Welcoming Wheat

Iris Ceramica claims that Wheat offers: “uncontaminated places, where enthusiasm and emotion are the keywords, formed by multiple faces in two different colours: Brown and Blue.” I have to say that this, pretty much, hits the nail on the head. Continue reading Welcoming Wheat

The Language of Leather

Apavisa’s new Pelle collection – a beautiful leather-effect range – has been created using innovative 3D digital printing. This allows tile designers to not only create subtle surface colours and patterns but also to print texture on tiles. Continue reading The Language of Leather

Metropolitan from Colorker Group's ZYX brand

Metropolitan Mastery

On its Coverings stand, Colorker gave star billing to the new Metropolitan collection. Perhaps the most retro design to date from the hugely impressive ZYX brand, these tiles offer a trip back in time … while at the same time reinventing a great icons of ceramic design – one that is redolent of urban Paris and London at the turn of the 20th century. Continue reading Metropolitan Mastery

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

Fusta by Fanal

Spanish Surprises

Mimicking the look of pressed wood chips, the Fusta Collection from Fanal brings a raw and natural look to floors and walls. This polished glazed porcelain range is available in a 450 by 1,180mm rectified format. Continue reading Spanish Surprises

Jazz by Cevica

Cevica’s Got Good Vibes

One of the stands at Cevisama that captured the move towards bolder colours and forms was Cevica. Good Vibes, a 140 by 160mm hexagonal range by French designer Pascal Turbe, offered an attractive palette that featured strong colour contrasts; while the graphics have all the strength and passion of African fabrics. Continue reading Cevica’s Got Good Vibes

Working with Wood-effects

On STN Ceramica’s stand at Cevisama you would have found wood-effect tiles in rude health. More than 10 ranges were featured on the main displays: Woodland, Springwood, Rainwood, Barnwood, Yukon, Foret, Lake, Mount, Asbury and Valley: and that is but a fraction of the timber-look tile in STN’s 2018 catalogue. Continue reading Working with Wood-effects

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

Cover range by Patrica Urquiola for Mutina: Nube Black, Nube Grey, Nube White.

Uniquely Urquiola

Mutina’s new Cover collection marks one of Patrica Urquiola’s first ventures with large ceramic slabs made using Continua Plus technology. Here, the clay is blended with a mixture of micro-grit, which is then used as a base for the coloured patterns applied using silk-screens. Continue reading Uniquely Urquiola

Interactive Tiling Wins Recognition

Mosa’s μ (mu) tiles respond to changing light and subtly go through gradations of colour during the course of the day. This is caused by the ceramic pigments mixed in with the clay and skilful combination of different colours. This ensures that the tiles absorb certain light waves and reflect others, so that the shades change depending on the viewing angle and observation distance. Continue reading Interactive Tiling Wins Recognition

Woodstock by Ceramica Portinari

Mellifluent Monotones

Woodstock by Ceramica Portinari looks like a painted timber board with a visible grain pattern. It is a very commercial design because it can work equally well alongside natural stone, embossed wallpaper, paint, gloss wall tiles or concrete-effect floor tiles. Continue reading Mellifluent Monotones

NID textured wall decor by Atlas Concorde

Mixed Messages

Atlas Concore’s NID floor tiles’ pure timber-effect personality is augmented by 3D wall tiles rich in relief and decorative character.  They are available in a matt finish, in two shades of oak: one light and delicate, the other elegant and sophisticated. The 3D ceramic surface comprises irregular and asymmetrical horizontal lines, inspired by planks viewed from the side.
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Rocersa’s Risorgimento

At Cersaie 2017, Spanish manufacturer Rocersa aims to deliver elegance combined with a powerful personality. Muse is a range designed to convey the practicality of stone and cement with strong technical features and a choice of four colours: white, cream, taupe and grey. Offered in variety of surface options, Muse can meet many internal and external architectural requirements. Continue reading Rocersa’s Risorgimento

Pusateri’s Porcelain Projection

GH+A Design’s challenge was to project gourmet food retailer Pusateri’s powerful brand image, develop chic and elegant spaces, and also deliver an exceptional client experience. Ceragres’s contribution was a tile range that embodies this ethos: the White Experience. Continue reading Pusateri’s Porcelain Projection