Part of the Tonalite display at Coverings

Commercialising Colour

Recent tile exhibitions have also seen unexpected tonal colour combinations, such as blue with blue-green, or orange with red. These analogous colours share a common base colour and, when juxtaposed, create dynamic yet quite delicate compositions that can be both expressive and surprisingly elegant. Continue reading Commercialising Colour

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

New Terracotta from Domus Tiles

Sumptuous Shapes

Domus Tiles’ New Terracotta collection places an emphasis on handmade production which means no two tiles are ever the same. Traditional techniques result in a unique, tactile quality, with subtle shade variations, irregular edges and small imperfections are all part of the time-worn aesthetic. Continue reading Sumptuous Shapes

Tech Rail Aspen Teak by Natucer

Extruding Excellence

Natucer’s extruded porcelain products have an on-trend hand-crafted look. The subtle variation in size and surface texture is a desirable characteristic and adds to the appeal of the company’s tiles. At Cevisama, Natucer explored geometry through different formats, combining irregular with traditional forms; adding value while delivering new decorative options. Continue reading Extruding Excellence

Scale Shell Gold by Realonda.

Fish-Scale Fandango

Not only were large sections of the Realonda stand’s interior given over to contrasting fish-scale displays, but diminishing panels of this iconic shape also clad large areas of the stand’s exterior. Continue reading Fish-Scale Fandango

Bouquet Of Beauty

Bouquet Ceramic’s Cevisama stand was a riot of commercially-aware, decorative designs in small formats, featuring unusual shapes, eye-popping glazes, beautiful graphics, sculptural forms and technical expertise in tile form. Continue reading Bouquet Of Beauty

Decoration Deconstructed

Tile companies are constantly seeking new ways to add movement and volume to the flat surface, whether by texture, pattern, or trompe l’oeil effects. Continue reading Decoration Deconstructed

Flow in the new Vigo colour by Eliane's Decortiles.

Figo Fashions

It is significant that Eliane’s Decortiles, a leading Brazilian tile manufacturer, has selected Figo as its impact tone. Figo is a blend of romantic and nostalgic rose, with crude and dramatic black. The colour permeates the brand’s new collections for 2017, bringing versatility and elegance with a hint of a warmth. Figo is the perfect complement to the greys and blacks that feature in so many contemporary projects. Continue reading Figo Fashions

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