Evoluta’s Exceptional Elements

Offering an abstracted wonderland woods with their Forest 3D decor is Ceramiche Piemme. Their otherwise reasonably classic Evoluta porcelain stoneware tile collection is demonstrating something completely new with this 3D element. The innovative technology utilised by Piemme creates a unique multi-finish feel and look, emphasising the inspired motif and inviting hands to touch and explore its tactile nature. The tiles are created to imitate organic … Continue reading Evoluta’s Exceptional Elements

Solus Sets the Sixties Scene

We’re travelling through time with this Solus collection that radiates retro energy. Sixties takes the most iconic shapes and colours – playing with curves, geometry, and psychedelica – to produce a fantastically old school selection. Eight colours, each named after popular singers and groups from the 60s, span a muted palette. Four neutrals from white to black (Kinks, Lulu, Byrds, and Tremeloes) work alongside three … Continue reading Solus Sets the Sixties Scene

Aleluia’s Color Art

Founded in 1905, this Portuguese company has since grown to incorporate six production lines with a presence in more than 60 countries around the globe. Maintaining tradition in their craft, Aleluia combines hand painting with modern glazes and formats to produce stylish and innovative surfaces. Continue reading Aleluia’s Color Art

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

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

Fameed Khalique’s Wooden Tiles

Although it’s ceramic and porcelain that we tend to focus on here (and occasionally weird and wonderful innovative materials), we can’t ignore awesome design when we see it, especially if it’s still technically tile. And today it’s wood that’s getting the spotlight. Luxury interior expert Fameed Khalique had added to his range of surfaces this year with a variety of Engineered Wood Tiles. Made of … Continue reading Fameed Khalique’s Wooden Tiles

Mosaic meets Myth, Math & Magic

Demonstrating the versatility and expression that mosaic affords, US-based artist Benjamin Lowder takes reclaimed wood and metal and transforms them into unique mosaic artworks. Making use of the colour, shapes, and wear from metal signage, Lowder creates intricate patterns, beautifully combined with cut wood. Continue reading Mosaic meets Myth, Math & Magic

Five companies to keep an eye on

Here at Diary of a Tile Addict we love to share the work of some of the smaller companies. Not only does it give us a chance to explore something new but as most of these companies don’t exhibit at shows such as Coverings or Cersaie their exposure can be criminally limited. In this series we’ll be compiling a list of the tile companies that … Continue reading Five companies to keep an eye on

Big and Small Mosaics

We’re always in the market for discovering artists that are also tile enthusiasts, and a little look at the ‘Art and Artists‘ section of ‘Weird & Wonderful‘ in the menu above will take you to a huge list of incredible creatives. Today we are adding to that list, sharing the work of Liverpudlian David O’Brien, a mosaic artist now based in Lancashire. Over 25 years … Continue reading Big and Small Mosaics

Five fantastic patterned tile collections

There are really too many to choose from, but we’ve done our best to pick out some outstanding designs. From artist collaborations, to keen designer creations, to all-round awesome work, we’ve selected five fantastic patterned tile collections that are sure to make a statement anywhere. Continue reading Five fantastic patterned tile collections

Trendy Tones for 2021

Although interior decoration is a personal thing, certain events and happenings can skew popular opinion, leading to trends. Bold, characterful use of colour has been popular for the last few years, steering away from calm, neutral, greyscale interiors. However colour pops are still set to be big in 2021, and one half of Pantone’s Colours of the Year has launched grey back into favour. But … Continue reading Trendy Tones for 2021

Reef Revival

Just under two years ago we covered the innovative living sea wall made in a collaboration between Reef Design Lab, SIMS (Sydney Institute of Marine Science), the North Sydney Council, and Volvo where fifty hexagonal tiles were placed in an effort to help overcome the habitat loss caused by the removal of mangrove swamps along the coast. Now a similar approach is being taken to … Continue reading Reef Revival

Claiming Time with Reclaimed Tiles

It’s important to recognise the waste produced by modern living, in issue prevalent in all industries including construction, architecture, and interior design. Although large strides are being made in the way products are created, be it through using sustinable materials, circular production models, recycling and repurposing, or through innovations that seek to reduce emissions, we’re not close to solving the problem. Something to get us … Continue reading Claiming Time with Reclaimed Tiles

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. Continue reading Tiles of Ezra

Masquespacio’s best tiled interiors

One of our favourite places to get design inspiration is Spanish creative consultancy Masquespacio. Not only are their keen stylistic senses a treat for the eye, but their projects frequently feature vast and original tile use, showcasing our strongly held belief that tile really is the greatest of all coverings. Here are five of the company’s delightful contributions to interior design that really prove that … Continue reading Masquespacio’s best tiled interiors

Brilliant Blues from Bert & May

Dezeen’s VDF (virtual design festival) products fair already introduced us to the fantastic work of Giovanni Barbieri, which we covered in Stone Squar and Marvellous Murano, but the inovative exhibition offered even more for the Tile Addicts. A selection of artisanal encaustic tiles designed by UK based Bert & May were ‘presented’ with a very firm focus on blue. There are three design variants (Formentera, … Continue reading Brilliant Blues from Bert & May