Primavera’s Petit Pieces

It was a few years ago when we first took a look at the Primavera range, designed by Barber & Osgerby for Mutina. It was Primavera Grigio that took home an award at Archiproducts Design Awards in 2019, and now the range has expanded! Introducing a new 600 by 600mm format, Mutina offer a smaller-scale version of Primavera that was initially designed in the large … Continue reading Primavera’s Petit Pieces

Beauty in Blue

There is something completely magical about blue marble and blue-hued stone-effects. Nature’s abundant beauty knows no bounds but when it comes to practicality, porcelain and ceramic immitations can offer a little extra. To demonstrate we’ve compiled some of the stunning blue toned gems to be found in the tile world, and a little of their natural counterparts. Continue reading Beauty in Blue

Arklam's Jurassic Gold art deco tile 2020

Tile Trends 2021

It’s been reasonably hard to explore the vastness of the tile world and select the stand-out trends, and we’ve really missed collecting our ‘curiosities‘ at Cersaie and Cevisama, but really the next best thing is to see what tile giants like Ceramics of Italy have found to be trending. So that’s exactly what we’ve done. AutumnalThe rich comfort of all things autumnal was seen in … Continue reading Tile Trends 2021

Pantone’s Colours of the Year 2021

Pantone‘s Colour of the Year 2021 is in fact two colours – something they have only done once before in 2016. And here at Tile Addict we feel bang on trend, with our yellow and grey colour scheme matching almost perfectly with Pantone’s choices – Ultimate Gray and Illuminated – although we will concede to being a few shades darker. Chosen to represent the dichotomy … Continue reading Pantone’s Colours of the Year 2021

Five autumnal tiles that celebrate fall

The warm and rich colours of autumn are perfect to create a cosy interior. Not only are the earthy tones extremely trendy, they offer an immediately recognisable atmosphere that welcomes the beginning of festivities. To celebrate this time of year we have compiled a selection of tiles that reflects this stylish season. Continue reading Five autumnal tiles that celebrate fall

Tabarka Studio

There is a focus on material and beauty over trend at Tabarka Studio. Inspired by the search for “an elusive tile in a centuries-old basement shop in Istanbul”, the expansion of Tabarka has taken its founders across the globe in search for authentic charm, finding elegance amongst the mundane and delight in the unexpected. Continue reading Tabarka Studio

Tile Trends Summer 2020

Due to the slow-down of industry and the cancellation of Coverings, and now Cersaie, tile trends are harder to spot. In Feburary we offered Tile Addict’s take on Cevisama, detailing the most notable trends seen throughout the show, with an additional three that were present but slightly less prolific – the patterns and colour palette of 70s retro, 3D tiles with a woven and panelled … Continue reading Tile Trends Summer 2020

Peaceful Patisserie

The hugely industrial look of this building has proved to be an incredible chance to juxtapose heavy, large format cement blocks with minimalise custom curved rectangular white tiles. The supposed disadvantages of the site, with the storefront is set back into frames, a basement shaft that takes up a large portion of the space’s bottom left, and an interior space made up of a variety … Continue reading Peaceful Patisserie

Wrecked furniture but not as you know it

Waste is an unfortunate reality for the majority of industries, which is why at Diary of a Tile Addict we love to highlight companies and creatives seeking to minimise or re-use waste. The ceramic industry has its own share of waste related issues but Chinese company Bentu Design is determined to highlight this whilst producing a series of functional objects. Continue reading Wrecked furniture but not as you know it

Antwerp’s Ace & Tate Terrazzo

We last took a look at this Rotterdam-based company in September, taking special interest in their materials Blizzard, Nova, Greyish, and Chocolate Factory. But since then Plasticiet has introduced a few more members to their family – Rhinestone Black and White – both made from Dutch post-production cutoffs and Belgian household waste. Continue reading Antwerp’s Ace & Tate Terrazzo

Cevisama Curiosities IV

At this year’s Cevisama there was a notable lean towards matching sets – that is, differing formats that work together, collections utilising the same shades for cohesive design, and combinations that one might not have thought of. Durstone combined their 315 by 1,000mm 3D square decor relief tiles Japandi Kayachi with the 230 by 270mm hexagonal terrazzo designs of Six. Matching the colours of Blue, … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities IV

Granby workshop new terrazzo tile brick & slate

Granby’s Brick & Slate

Granby, previously covered by Tile Addict here, have continued their tireless work in ceramics, creating extraordinary tile designs. The newest addition to their range more or less takes the form of their original Granby Rock, a terrazzo-like material created utilising waste bricks, slate, and other similar items sourced from skips. Their Brick & Slate terrazzo similarly replaces the usual marble chip with recycled local by-products. Continue reading Granby’s Brick & Slate

Surface Matter Sweet Shop

Surface Matter are making a tasty statement at this year’s Surface Design Show. Their concept is to show off various innovative materials in a sweet shop pop-up. We have covered each of their surfaces previously on Tile Addict- the memorable Bencore, Richlite, and Durat, and those visiting the show will have the chance to thoroughly explore their many properties. Bowls of miature samples encourage visitors … Continue reading Surface Matter Sweet Shop