Margraf Moulds Marble

Advances in machine technology never cease to amaze. In the world of the design they are key to manipulating raw materials and producing unique styles. Now, cutting-edge CNC machinery has enabled Italian company Margraf to creatively shape marble. Continue reading Margraf Moulds Marble

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

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

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

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

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

Rondine Inwood 3D Multicolour

Walking In A Wooden Wonderworld

Rondine’s Inwood range features ceramic surfaces with a charmingly rugged feel to both sight and touch.

 The six colour options, with their attractive warm tones, have been selected to bring out the natural essence of wood in all its beauty and imperfection. The tiles’ shade variations are capable of creating different moods depending on how they are laid.

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OIIQ in Montréal’s Angus Technopôle features HT ventilated ceramic cladding

Catalytic Cladding

The exterior of OIIQ in Montréal’s Angus Technopôle features Agrob Buchtal’s ceramic ventilated cladding,. This has a permanent catalyst, integrated to the ceramic’s glaze that is activated when exposed to light, oxygen and humidity. The result: a hydrophilic surface that uses rain water to eliminate dirt and micro-organisms that accumulate on the cladding. Continue reading Catalytic Cladding

Antique Marble of Cerim

The new Antique Marble collection from Cerim exploits a variety of finishes, sizes and colour themes to satisfy the demands of contemporary architecture and modern lifestyles, while maintaining a connection to this timeless material’s historical roots. Continue reading Antique Marble of Cerim

Augmented Actuality Activated

Marazzi’s Grand Carpet is produced in six different 1,200 by 2,400mm modules, 6mm thick, in two sophisticated colour shades, Smoke and Sand. This represents an original approach to large slabs and to porcelain stoneware itself, “easy to handle and creative in its surface finishes, a characteristic not found in any other engineered material,” in the words of the designers: architects Citterio and Veil. Continue reading Augmented Actuality Activated

Kontinua by Casalgrande Padana

Kontinua Knowhow

The lightweight, unbroken surfaces provided by new Kontinua large-format tiles redefine design boundaries, allowing the creation of ambitious residential and commercial spaces without compromising on the performance and aesthetics of Casalgrande Padana’s porcelain stoneware. Continue reading Kontinua Knowhow

Woven Wonders

A well-chosen range of decors, mosaics, and trims further extends Ceramica Sant’Agostino’s FinaArt range’s design scope. The woven-effect decor is particularly impressive; making this range the ultimate expression of the fabric-effect tile trend. Continue reading Woven Wonders

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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Nexo Coverlam by Grespania

What Is A Tile?

Stepping on to the impressive Grespania stand, one was faced by presentations of ceramics and porcelain floor and wall tiles, alongside one-piece kitchen worktops formed from ceramics slabs, achingly stylish Danish tables with Laminam table tops, and giant Laminam slabs that stretch the definition of tiles to 1,200 by 3,600mm … some stretch and quite beyond belief if I cast my mind back to my first Cersaie 25 years ago. Continue reading What Is A Tile?

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

Cerámica at RIBA North is supported by Tile of Spain

Northern Exposure

Cerámica, a ground-breaking new exhibition at RIBA North supported by Tile of Spain, is set to explore the future use of ceramics and technology in architecture. From 28th October 2017, a series of full-scale installations by ECAlab will enliven RIBA’s new centre on the Liverpool waterfront, examining how ceramics have a bright future as a high-performance, environmentally-friendly and beautiful building material for architecture and design. Continue reading Northern Exposure

Lucem installation in Luxembourg by Christiane Besch of Forum

Illuminated Imagination

In Luxembourg, the possibilities of Lucem light transmitting concrete were fully explored when a spacious, private wine store created in an extraordinary living-dining room designed by Christiane Besch of Forum architects. Continue reading Illuminated Imagination

RAK's Maximus Anchor Wood

Maximus Momentum

At Cersaie 2017 RAK Ceramics, the global tile superpower, is promising to unveil a completely new range of new designs inspired by iconic industrial interior design from the 1950s. Continue reading Maximus Momentum