Bits of Bolonia

Imitating a charming selection of handmade tiles Mainzu‘s Bolonia collection is one worth sharing. Four base colours (Blanco, Blue, Ocre, and Cotto) each present a rough and ready exterior, with shade variation and scuff marks adding to their faux-aged appeal. Four decors are offered alongside these base colours, each of which is entirely distinct and holding their own decorative merits. Solferino’s mini floral still life … Continue reading Bits of Bolonia

Marazzi’s Mix and Match

Although pick-n-mix patchwork tiles have been big in the past few years, when they meet another tiling trend something truly wonderful is created. Blending botanical motifs with an unpredictable mismatched layout produces a surface with the elegance and grace of floral design and modernity and unique vibe achieved from mixing and matching. Continue reading Marazzi’s Mix and Match

Kintsugi Collection

We’re big fans of kintsugi – the famous Japanese art of reclaiming the beauty of the broken by highlighting cracks and repairs in gold – not only for its lovely looks, but for the way it encourages the process of mending (especially in ceramics) and emphasises the charm of the imperfect. We’ve previously covered one company’s rendition of golden repair (Wow Design’s Kintsugi) and today … Continue reading Kintsugi Collection

Bohème Beauty

The little imperfect touches of Novoceram‘s Bohème offer a compromise between traditional cement tiles and modern manufacturing processes. Rather than utilise the classic patterned metal masks filled in making cement tiles, stencils are used in their place. Designs drawn to create motifs of all kinds maintain the charm of artisanally crafted cement tiles with distinctive details. Geometric, minimalist, and decorative patterns make up the selection … Continue reading Bohème Beauty

Triangles, textures, and the twenties

Colour and subtle texture add keen styling and varied vibes in these three collections from CTD Architectural Tiles. Borgo Nine colours (White, Soft White, Soft Grey, Sky, Marine, Pink, Green, Graphite, and Noir) and three finishes (Matt, Shine, and Crackel) create a range that is effortlessly elegant. At 65 by 200mm, these subway tiles have just a touch of stretch and sophistication whilst their varied … Continue reading Triangles, textures, and the twenties

Specks of Schegge

Although we should be tiring of terrazzo, it’s hard to obey trend laws when there are such curious collections to cover. And one such collection is Schegge from Ceramica Fioranese. Eight tiles (four simple colours, and four terrazzo style decors) make up this delightful range. Three lovely neutrals (Calce, Cenere, and Grafite) and one stunningly rich red (Porpora) offer varying levels of drama with rough, … Continue reading Specks of Schegge

Quirks of Quilt

It’s the irregularity and beauty found in ‘patching’ rather than perfection which inspires the range we’re focusing on today – Quilt. Designer Marialaura Rossiello explains the background of the design, how it is the old tradition of patchwork, a craft that often utilises geometrics and highlights the decorative qualities in the ‘patches’. To make a feature of this, Quilt’s design occupies a corner with an … Continue reading Quirks of Quilt

Tantalising Tbrick

The classic metro tile is given a refreshingly colourful makeover with Sartoria‘s new Tbrick tiles. With incredible vibrancy, Tbrick brings style forward, offering and undeniable burst of beauty to every conceivable interior. The stunning gloss finish highlights the artisanal, handcrafted look of the tile surface whilst the twelve carefully chosen shades offer variety and subtelty amongst their tones. Each colour, be it blue, pink, green, … Continue reading Tantalising Tbrick

New Looks at Claybrook

It’s been over a year since we last took a look at Claybrook so today we’re sharing three of their newest ranges, just to remind everyone how fantastic they are. First up we’ve got the latest in their enchanting Raku tiles. The distinctive Japanese glazing technique first lent itself to Claybrook’s aptly named Raku range, and now the company have expanded the style into elegant … Continue reading New Looks at Claybrook

Muddy Charm

An unusual material inspired this tile collection for Peronda. Heading back to humanity’s construction roots, designer Francisco Segarra brings mud back to the forefront of modern interiors. Playing with the multitude of shades and relief that can be achieved with the use of mud, Segarra’s Mud invites imperfection to become decorative. Warm, nutty, earthy tones and textures mix and mingle amongst the four colours – … Continue reading Muddy Charm

Nature’s Gift of Geology

This new collection by Sabine Hill is really hard to ignore. With a selection of visuals similar to those we saw with Enis Akiev‘s plastic tiles and Granby‘s encaustic tiles, Geology takes a no-pattern approach to decor. Using an old freeform technique, colourful folds and undulating waves are produced in random sequence. Without moulds, the tile maker becomes the artist, offering a unique signature on … Continue reading Nature’s Gift of Geology

Sustainable Beauty from Elisa Passino

For tile design studio Elisa Passino the most important thing is that beauty goes hand-in-hand with sustainability. Founded just last year (by Elisa Passino), the studio creates collections designed to be timeless, finding inspiration in heritage whilst looking to the future for innovation. The products are durable, offering ranges that are futureproof, not only in their materials, but in their decorative merits and focus on … Continue reading Sustainable Beauty from Elisa Passino