Tiles like you haven’t seen before

From slip cast tableware to hand crafted murals, South Africa-based Veelvlak Signature Surfaces has 30 years hands-on experience with ceramics. Their gorgeous collections showcase fabulously coloured Wabi-Sabi style surfaces, embracing the beauty of imperfections inherent in handcrafted tile. Embossed, geometric, quaint, quirky, textured, faint, and intense designs all feature with powerful colours and intricate detail. So many unique creations topped with bubbles and ridges, coloured … Continue reading Tiles like you haven’t seen before

Trend inspo: Monochrome

We read in a trends post by Who What Wear that monochromatic design (not just black and white but rooms decorated all in one colour) is on its way up so we’ve gathered a little interior inspo and hunted for some tiles to match. 1) Baby pink metro Ultra light pink stretched metro tiles hug every corner of this adorable bathroom with a little contrast … Continue reading Trend inspo: Monochrome

It’s like déjà vu

Sticking to their roots – both social and geographical – the artisans at Le Nid handcraft stunning ceramics at the base of Mount Etna, highlighting the magic of being Made in Sicily. Studio Le Nid – then Il Nido – was founded in 1966 by Barbaro Messina, a creative inspired by the ancients and on the hunt for innovative techniques. In the 70s experimentation led … Continue reading It’s like déjà vu

Cyberspace Curiosities IX

Our ninth collection of ceramic curiosities found in cyberspace, enjoy! 1) Uonuon The creatives at 14oraitaliana have blended the cartoonish whimsy of Pop Art with the chic style of wood-effect tiles to produce a collection with personality to spare. Uonuon comes in 14 colours, including a rich mustard yellow, soft blues, dramatic black, and organic shades with a Scandi flavour. 2) Stracciatella Blue Natural A … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities IX

Make way for Maison Bahya

Since 2015 Maison Bahya has been expanding the design possibilities of cement tiles by offering custom creations and modern motifs. The company, founded by couple Audrey and Alexandre, designs all of its tiles in Paris and employs skilled artisans in their workshop in Tangier to bring each tile to life. There are over 300 patterns to choose from amongst their collections including familiar classics from … Continue reading Make way for Maison Bahya

Five unusual nature-inspired tile collections

Tropical patterns, jungle-themed design and fabulous florals all have their place in nature-inspired design. But today’s post is for interiors that require something a little more abstract, so here are five tile designs that take a more unusual approach. 1) Mud This earthy collection by Francisco Segarra for Peronda brings ancient building practices into modern design by highlighting the beauty, richness, and diversity of one … Continue reading Five unusual nature-inspired tile collections

Seven 70s inspired tiles

The 70s are back in a huge way so lean into it with these seven tile collections that go big on nostalgia. 1) Ike This patchwork collection from Codicer95 offers up funky florals in warm and cold colourways to create a feature with flower power vibes. 2) Bauhome Earthy oranges, browns, and greens decorate these retro designs from Equipe. Nine motifs for mixing and matching … Continue reading Seven 70s inspired tiles

Polish porcelain perfection

Wallpaper-effect tiles were the stand-out trend at Cersaie 2022. No one company caught the mood with greater visual impact that Tubadzin. This dynamic Polish producer delivered a simply stunning range of decorative 1,200 by 2,750mm ceramic panels.  These ranged from sumptuous stone effects, such as Aquamarine, Calcatta Green, and Pietra Blu; through powerful wood-effect designs, to the Japanese inspired Matsu, and one of my favourite … Continue reading Polish porcelain perfection

Hopi & Pueblo Tiles

Today we will be exploring and celebrating a little of the history and variety of the artwork of the Native Americans with information from mother and daughter team Pat and Kim Messier who have dedicated innumerable hours to research and have authored various books on Native American art, with one specifically devoted to the tiles of the Hopi and Pueblo peoples. In contrast to much … Continue reading Hopi & Pueblo Tiles

Venetian mahogany vibes

One of the outstanding new ranges at Cersaie 2022 was Canal Grande by Refin, a collection inspired by glamor of Venice and the city’s nautical culture. Canal Grande pays homage to majestic mahogany, the material traditionally used to build vaporetti: the famous Venetian water taxis. Refin’s design team, in collaboration with an historic shipyard in Venice, studied these nautical mahogany boards in great detail to … Continue reading Venetian mahogany vibes

Cyberspace Curiosities VIII

After a little break from curiosities, we’re back with another fabulous five. 1. Canine Collection from Lili Cement Tile Six dogs, each named and artistically rendered make up this adorable collection from Lili Cement Tile. Benji the Shiba Inu, Winston the French Bulldog, Rocky the Great Dane, Max the Bernese Mountain Dog, Charlie the Border Collie, and Duke the Saint Bernard all decorate soft cement … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities VIII

Casulo Green Tiled Bathroom

A Verdant Variety in a Casulo Casa

A fabulous selection of tiles and finishes adds detail and ambience to this stunning São Paolo apartment refurb. Designed by Casulo (a local design firm and friends of the apartment’s owners), the entire 220-square-metre apartment was rejigged and reorganised, making the most of each room whilst adding style and ambience. Only the bedroom’s wooden floor remains of the original interior whilst the rest of the … Continue reading A Verdant Variety in a Casulo Casa

Petit Pan of Paris

Combining a few shared loves Paris-based Petit Pan founders Myriam De Loor and Pan Gang have created a company with a difference. Baby goods and childrenswear, home decor, haberdashery, and cement tiles live in perfect harmony, all designed in a bubble beyond trends for timelessness and longevity. Petit Pan’s cement tiles celebrate Pan & Myriam’s joyful legacy of colour and creation with unique, playful patterns … Continue reading Petit Pan of Paris

Trend Inspo: Hellenistic Revival

Ancient Greece meets modern chic with the electic interior style Hellenistic Revival. Think marble statues, carved columns, elegant drapery, ivy, and natural details and mix and match with contemporary accents, vibrant colours, and ornate wallpaper. And for a bit more inspo we’ve gathered a few interiors and the tiles to match! 1) Textured Feature This stunning shower is wrapped in a pale textured tile and … Continue reading Trend Inspo: Hellenistic Revival

Tiled Dark Lounge

A new way to bring the outside in

Roof tiles are what gives this cafe in Shanghai a luxury look rich with intrigue. This inspiring choice of surface came from Japanese studio Keiji Ashizawa Design who opted for a novel approach to celebrating Chinese culture at Blue Bottle Coffee. Located near to the Jing’an Temple, a Tangmi Buddhist temple first built in 247 AD, offering an appreciation and recognition of heritage within the … Continue reading A new way to bring the outside in

Trend inspo: Hex

Tile of Spain listed hexagonal tiles as one of the years biggest trends in tile, so we’ve gathered a little inspo and the tiles to match. 1. Tipped Hex Warm pink and deep maroon party together in this unusual hex pattern, adding a bold playful touch to these pale minty cabinets. Get the look with Casa in Guava/Maroon from Marrakech Design, Hex Clip in Mocha … Continue reading Trend inspo: Hex

A Museum for Tile Addicts

Tajimi has a new place for Tile Addicts to get their fix. No stranger to tile-related celebrations, Kasahara Town’s seasonal festivities, ceramic themed park, and countless pottery shops now welcome a museum among their ranks. For hundreds of years Tajimi has held a place as Japan’s leading producer of tiles, with Kasahara Town alone housing more than 100 tile factories in the mid-1900s. Eventually modern … Continue reading A Museum for Tile Addicts

Egyptian Inspired Tiles

It’s Egyptomania

Weird and wonderful tiles are the lifeblood of Tile Addict and everytime we come across a new wacky design we simply have to share it. Sometimes we bundle them together into our Curiosities series, and sometimes they get a post all to themselves, like today. Designed by French artist Louis Barthélemy for Balineum Tiles, Egyptomania is a collection of handpainted ceramic tiles created to present … Continue reading It’s Egyptomania

Grow House Green Leaf Tiles

Grow House Grow

Like the name implies, Grow House Grow offers dope designs to help you live the high life. Artist Katie Deedy founded Grow House Grow in 2007 to create interior surfaces that do more than just decorate. Her wallpaper designs and cement tiles are formed to create a story with motifs rich with character and a strong sense of narrative. Her tile collections are made from … Continue reading Grow House Grow

Immersive impressions

When a marketing-savvy company such as Cosentino announces a major product launch one month prior to Cersaie, Tile Addicts everywhere should pay close attention. In fact the Spanish solid surface experts launched two new collections – Kraftizen and Onirika – simultaneously at a virtual press event. This post looks at one of them, Onirika, an immersive collection by interior designer Nina Magon that taps into … Continue reading Immersive impressions