Beautifully Botanical

“London weeds” aren’t words that often inspire stunning images. But when put into context of the ceramic designs from Glithero, it’s easy to see their beauty. The company, composed of British designer Tim Simpson and Dutch designer Sarah van Gameren, produces a whole raft of varied and unique products. The main aim for the pair when designing is to capture the creation of beauty in … Continue reading Beautifully Botanical

Technical Texture Talent

London based surface design company Graphic Relief specialise in texture and materials, crafting unique and curious works and intricate designs. They have been involved in mural projects, architectural biennales, and art exhibitions, demonstrating the extent of their creativity and the brilliance behind their manufacturing processes. The materials they work with are varied, encompassing concrete, metal, ceramic, plaster, glass, and more. They work closely with their … Continue reading Technical Texture Talent

Gorgeous Geometry

Los Angeles based Tracey Reinberg is the brains behind Kismet Tile. Since 1997 she has been using her talents to design exciting patterns for fabrics and wall coverings, working with big names in the furnishing industry. After inspiration from the Spanish Revival architecture’s use of cement encaustic tile during her childhood in San Antonio, her gift for design was eventually translated onto her first line … Continue reading Gorgeous Geometry

Ceramic Pop Art

Retro-feel products, toys, and scenes grace the glazed earthenware tiles of Greg Hicho. These whimsical pop art creations are filled with life, nostalgic scenes hand sculpted and moulded, and finished in vibrant colours. Hicho’s ceramic art subjects range from the popular TV dinner, Fluffo Pancakes and messy kitchen, to Troll Dolls, Sea Monkeys, and gumball machines. This take on American culture gives consumers an opportunity … Continue reading Ceramic Pop Art

Hand-crafted Haveli

Fabric and wallpaper designer Neisha Crosland has always had an eye for pattern. Transforming her gift onto textiles and wall coverings allowed others to enjoy her keen sense of style – to simply marvel at her creations or to be lucky enough to incorporate them into their own homes. When finding inspiration for her house Crosland met with luxury surface specialist Alvaro de Ferranti. His … Continue reading Hand-crafted Haveli

Finnish Finesse

Finnish designer Maija Puoskari dabbles in all sorts, from lighting to pottery, and from furniture to textile. She also has a few things for the Tile Addict. Predominantly playing with 3D relief, her varied selection of tile designs fit perfectly in today’s desire for the unique, and the trend for texture. Her Finnish roots form much of her inspiration, with natural elements being highlighted or … Continue reading Finnish Finesse

Classy CON.CREA

Tasteful minimalism with an industrial flair is the mood of the day with Ariostea‘s CON.CREA. The collection’s Ultra slabs are now accompanied by the versatile and traditional sizes of 1,200 by 600mm, 600 by 600mm, and 600 by 300mm, enabling their use in smaller spaces, or providing an alternative to vast, uninterrupted expanses of texture. CON.CREA takes its inspiration from brushed concrete and synthetic resin, … Continue reading Classy CON.CREA

Palatial Policroma

Combining materials is made easy with Policroma. Designed by Cristina Celestino for Cedit, these large slabs take two distinct surfaces and fuse them to create the stunning range. Using both the class of marble and the texture of Marmorino plaster, Celestino gives us the best of both worlds. The six available colours feature four marbles, chosen for their rarity. Used throughout the years in historical … Continue reading Palatial Policroma

Mighty Mash-Up

Usually tile collections have one theme, one concept, and one colour palette. It makes for cohesive designs and predictable combinations. But Imola Ceramica have taken a different route with their appropriately named Mash-Up. Despite appearances, white was the inspiration behind this range. The neutral shades of white and almond proved to be the perfect backdrop for colour and pattern. Mash-Up does feature a large amount … Continue reading Mighty Mash-Up

Queen’s Park Art

A bright new symbolic mural was recently unveiled at Glasgow’s Queen’s Park Arena. After talking with business owners and primary school children, local artist Joanne Dawson designed the artwork to reflect what the park means to those who use it frequently. Inhouse Events CIC commissioned the piece and funds were supplied by the Walking and Cycling Charity Sustrans. The materials were provided free of charge … Continue reading Queen’s Park Art

Trendy Trencadis

Spanish company Trencadís Innovación is relatively new, having just over 10 years experience in Trencadis mosaics, but you wouldn’t know that to look at their creations. The shared passion amongst their young team is shown in spades throughout their portfolio, which currently spans five continents. From the production of the splintered Trencadis tiles to the placement of the design, the work is done by hand … Continue reading Trendy Trencadis

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The Aesthetics of Fatigue

An unorthodox new concept is being laid out in the tile industry. Léa Mazy, a French designer, has taken the often ignored and discarded low-on-ink printing cartridges and shown that the last few drops still contain beauty. Using ‘fatigue’ as a source of inspiration she explores how this concept, when applied to machinery, can produce something unexpectedly spectacular. In turn, this attempt at re-imagining our … Continue reading The Aesthetics of Fatigue