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Cobo London

We love a cobogo. Any hint that they’re hitting the mainstream in Europe is always incredibly exciting to us (which is why we’re always so eager to share creations such as Celosia by Patricia Urquiola for Mutina or Hives from Konstantin Grcic for Mutina). So we were delighted to see Cobo London at the Surface Design Show last month – a company bringing Brazil to … Continue reading Cobo London

Tile the House with Haustile

It’s another company! Like for most of the companies we cover here at Diary of a Tile Addict, Haustile was born from a pure love and passion for tile, believing no good tiles should ever go unnoticed. But finding the industry lacking, owners Kristin Ortiz and Lindsay Sheets set out on their own, founding Haustile to offer their tasteful finesse with the world. Using cutting-edge … Continue reading Tile the House with Haustile

Clay Squared to Infinity

There is no end to the amount of incredible tiles out there. It seems as if each day we are finding something or someone new, and its almost always worth sharing. And today we’ve got our eye on another company. Based in Minneapolis, Clay Squared‘s artist hub creates a range of handmade tiles in all sorts of shapes and sizes, patterns and glazes, as well … Continue reading Clay Squared to Infinity

Whilstling Frog

Our last company for the week is another gem from America. Founded in 1986, Whistling Frog is the creation of artist Rick Pruckler. With previous experience in mural installations and the art of ceramics, Whilstling Frog came about as means to let Pruckler’s creativity run riot. Forming custom glazes and variety of tile making techniques, pieces incorporating elements of nature and stark contrasts began to … Continue reading Whilstling Frog

todobarro

Our next company hails from Spain. The craftsmen of todobarro are an artisanal outfit dedicated to keeping traditions alive, making each tile to order and forming them all by hand. Specialising in terracotta, stunning shapes and earthy shades make up the majority of their collections. Their seven tones (Blanco Antiguo, Baraca, Ambar, Pizarra, Rojiza, Salmรณn, and Paja flameada) each offer the delicious variety of classic … Continue reading todobarro

Arto Brick

For our third installment of the week we’re looking at a company we have mentioned very briefly before in Doggy Dรฉcor. But now they’ll get all the attention they deserve as we take a closer look, and formally introduce you to Arto Brick. The company’s founder Arto Alajian was born in Alexandria, Egypt and classically trained in the arts. When the Egyptian revolution began Arto … Continue reading Arto Brick

Kibak Tiles

If you read us regularly you’ll know all about our company collection posts that share five companies to keep an eye on. But there are too many for our once-a-month posts to keep up with so this week we are bringing you a new company each day. Monday to Friday we’ll be sharing some wonderfully exciting creatives and brands and we hope you love them … Continue reading Kibak Tiles

Emery & Cie

True lovers of tile are found at today’s company of choice – Emery & Cie. Since 1993 Paris, Brussels, and London based Emery & Cie has brough curated interior touches to homes and spaces, under the creative direction of Agnรฉs Emery. There are so many wonderfully unique designs to be found, including a classic collection of zellige, beautiful fez pottery styles, relief tiles, and faux … Continue reading Emery & Cie

Five companies to keep an eye on V

We’ve got five more companies to share, all fantastically unique, and all with something special to find. 1. Tabarka Studio A company specialising in the authentic charm of traditional tiles, Tabarka Studio offers the very best of terracotta. Shapes, textures, relief, patterns, and motifs all have a home here, with each tile creating tremendous presence and a whole lot of style. 2. Tajimi Custom Tiles … Continue reading Five companies to keep an eye on V

New Terracotta

This is a company we’ve been meaning to cover for a while now, a company with no need for trends and a love for simplicity. Established in 2014, New Terracotta is a place of Portuguese passion. Located in Central Portugal, the New Terracotta artisans pride themselves on small-scale, high quality production that offers the best of traditional techniques and contemporary aesthetics. For them, imperfection inherent … Continue reading New Terracotta

Maitland & Poate

Bringing the traditions and atmosphere of classic Spanish buildings is Maitland & Poate, a London-based company with an eye for encaustic. What initially started as a quest to find fantastic Andalusian tiles for their own home soon blossomed into an obsession to source and collect some of the finest examples of handmade spanish tiles, and reclaim them for use in modern builds and remodels. As … Continue reading Maitland & Poate

Five companies to keep an eye on III

Seeing as we have so many smaller companies that deserve a mention, we’ve decided to make this a regular monthly slot, at least until we run out of names! So with that said, here are five for March! 1. Everett & Blue Specialising in traditional Portuguese tiles, Everett & Blue brings the best of hand-painted, artisanal designs to their collections. Inspired by the faรงades in … Continue reading Five companies to keep an eye on III

Five companies to keep an eye on II

Last month we shared the first five of our companies compiled to keep an eye on, but we still have plenty to share. We’re not content just picking five from such a large and exciting list, so today we’ve chosen five more. 1. G. Vega It is no secret that we are huge fans of this small Marbella based company. Their large range of handmade, … Continue reading Five companies to keep an eye on II

Burnt Earth Designs

Today we have a proudly Zimbabwean tile company to share with you – Burnt Earth Designs. With a small group of masterfully talented craftsmen, Burnt Earth Designs create an incredible range of decorative, relief, and plain tiles that would enliven any interior. Stunning inky glaze effects and a simple use of shapes form the huge number of designs available, each unique, and each bearing the … Continue reading Burnt Earth Designs

Tiles of Ezra

Failing to find the quality and style of tiles needed for her interior design studio (STUDIOEZRA) in Australia, Georgia Ezra created her own brand that could offer exactly what she wanted. Forming partnerhips with artisans and manufacturers around the globe Tiles of Ezra is now a hub of authentic handmade tiles representing a variety of crafts from diverse countries such as Mexico and Vietnam. Combining … Continue reading Tiles of Ezra