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Terrazzo Teamwork

Terrazzo masters Huguet teamed up with architects Apt to boost their offerings and make use of waste materials from the construction industry such as brick, metal, and timber. The collaboration, unveiled at Clerkenwell 2019, was born out of a desire to experiment and produce something new. The use of waste materials means end results are often a surprise and it seems these latest creations far … Continue reading Terrazzo Teamwork

Sensitile terrazzo scattered light reflecting surface

Sparkling Sensitile

Inspired by a poem from 11th Century Japanese poet Gyokuran, Sensitile founder Abhinand Lath took to design to produce a unique representation of the light and shadow created in bamboo forests. The aim was to create a system of channels which bend and disperse ambient or LED light and form a material that interacted with its surroundings. During his time at the University of Michigan … Continue reading Sparkling Sensitile

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Durable Durat

Terrazzo appears to be a favourite among surface producers looking to incorporate waste materials into their products rather than allowing them to be forgotten in landfill. The desire for variation in chip colour and size makes terrazzo perfect for incorporating waste of many kinds and creating unique combinations and designs. This Finnish company founded in 1990 was developed with the specific aim of incorporating waste … Continue reading Durable Durat

Clerkenwell Coming Up

Clerkenwell Design Week‘s tenth edition is here from tomorrow, Tuesday 21st, until Thursday 23rd May. Their usual mix of showrooms and exhibitions will keep us updated on the latest in interior design trends from lighting, product design, textile, and of course, surface design. With the addition of workshops, talks, and product launches it is a well rounded event providing great insight. There are some big … Continue reading Clerkenwell Coming Up

Silicastone Terrazzo in Celadon from Alusid recycled tiles

Silicastone Saves Scrap

Adding to the raft of innovative eco companies featured here on Tile Addict is Alusid – formed in 2015 after research at the University of Central Lancashire which investigated ways that waste could be repurposed into surface materials. The result was Silicastone, a new durable material made from 98% minimum of glass, ceramics and mineral waste. Five tile collections and two surface solutions are offered … Continue reading Silicastone Saves Scrap

Doggy Décor

Last month at Coverings the tiled doghouse program returned seeing twenty members of Tile Council of North America, Inc. (TCNA) generously donate unique, handcrafted tiled doghouses to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. Using doghouse forms from WediCorp and TCNA, participating companies created works of art that not only represent the versatility that tiles have to offer, but the completed works will be auctioned to … Continue reading Doggy Décor

Terrazzo Triumph

The BMW Welt in Munich has been given a frosty new lease of life from none other than Patricia Urquiola. In this large space which acts as showroom, museum, and venue, cutting edge 3D printing technology has created a terrazzo spectacle of the 3,466 square feet (322 square-metre) of flooring. Designed by Urquiola, the colours, shape and style were inspired by the BMW Concept M8 … Continue reading Terrazzo Triumph

Dark Décor and Terrazzo Treats

This week Tile Addict is taking a look at ten stunning new ranges from Ceramics of Italy members that we are likely to see next week at Coverings. First up are these wide panels (1,600 by 3,200mm or 63in by 126in) from ABK‘s new capsule collection Dark Edition, part of the stunning Wide&Style range.  The name hints at the unifying theme, darkness, and these six … Continue reading Dark Décor and Terrazzo Treats

A wildlife walk with Gary Drostle

Since he was last featured in Tile Addict, Gary Drostle has created even more for us to be in awe of. In particular, a notable contribution from this mosaic artist is present in Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in California. The project aimed to create a welcoming, fun, and creative healing space, a far cry from the routine drudgery present in most hospital buildings. Continue reading A wildlife walk with Gary Drostle

Too much Terrazzo?

It’s been claimed to be both a growing trend and a dying one. Interior designers don’t seem to agree on 2019’s taste for terrazzo. Terrazzo with a twist was a very big trend last year, with multiple designs creating a vast range in materials, colours, and finishes. There has been a growing trend towards Terrazzo-effect tiles and Tile Addict has been following the numerous terrazzo-inspired … Continue reading Too much Terrazzo?

Designer Distress

FS Briati, a new porcelain range designed for Peronda by Francisco Segarra, combines two concepts from the same design trend to highly decorative effect: cement effects and vintage cement tiles in a 452 by 452mm format. Continue reading Designer Distress