Daedream Delights

Clay Imports are coming in strong with another fabulous collaboration. Created by print and textile designer Shadé Akanbi, their new Daedream Series is a magical amalgam of African-inspired patterns presented with a contemporary twist. In both a 6″ by 6″ relief and 8″ by 8″ printed pattern clay tile in matt and glossy glazes, Daedream offers options for all forms of interior and exterior design … Continue reading Daedream Delights

Five Funky Flower Tiles

Following on from the fun and funky 70s style findings we’ve been collecting over the past few months, I decided to dedicate a little space to retro florals, choosing a few groovy designs with a 70s soul. 1) Homey Flower Amongst Ceramiche Piemme‘s calming Homey collection of earth-toned and chilled organic-vibe tiles sit two decors that fit our funky bill. Homey Flower Cotto and Homey … Continue reading Five Funky Flower Tiles

The Ceramic House

Somehow this unusual place has slipped by us, not featuring in a post or even given a passing mention. But that changes today. The Ceramic House will have its moment. Coated in unique tiled features, The Ceramic House serves as a permanent exhibition for the works of Brighton-based architectural ceramicist Kay Alpin. Each tile and installation tells a story, carrying us through the history of … Continue reading The Ceramic House

Cersaie Curiosities V

The last Curiosities of Cersaie – bubbles, fish, grout, and rugs – these are our final finds from the show! 1) Fresh Traffic light like lines of 3D circles make up the decors of Pamesa‘s Fresh collection. In four shades (Citric, Nut, Sky, and Apple) these textured buttons add delightful dimension, especially alongside the plain stretched metro and ombre designs. 2) Marenostrum Designed by Giuseppe … Continue reading Cersaie Curiosities V

Cersaie Curiosities IV

Our penultimate Curiosities collection comes today with a hint of glitter, a touch of hand-painted charm, and a dip under the sea. 1) Camelot Taking a touch of inspiration from 12th century design, Graniser‘s Camelot tiles present a repeat pattern in blue and red, with a playful dash of glitter featuring in the coloured glaze. 2) Tresor De La Mer Standing out amongst the cold … Continue reading Cersaie Curiosities IV

Cersaie Curiosities III

Today’s Curiosities feature some of my favourite finds throughout Cersaie. We’re talking curious wallpaper, stained glass, stacked stone, and a gorgeous use of texture. 1) Ibiza Dreamtile‘s duo in Green and Blue, Ibiza’s incredible cracked elephant skin texture featuring glaze deep in the crevices is coupled with less intensely rough surfaces and designs, creating a dynamic patchwork full of intrigue. 2) Astronomy I love a … Continue reading Cersaie Curiosities III

Cersaie Curiosities II

We’re back with a fresh new bunch of Cersaie Curiosities. This time we’re talking mosaics, metallics, and textured treats! 1) Tempo Circle A stunning design featuring a perfect pair – natural stone and contrasting mosaics – Tempo Circle from Porcelanosa offers the charm of antiquity with the ease of modernity. 2) Charlotte Copper Like an abstract city map, Pamesa‘s Charlotte Copper is decorated in a … Continue reading Cersaie Curiosities II

Le Nid Knockout

After talking about their unusual collection Déjà Vu last year I was particularly looking forward to seeing Le Nid tiles up close and personal at Cersaie. And they really didn’t disappoint. Patterns with a retro vibe and colours that captivate, almost everything on the Le Nid stand was knockout. You’d be hard pressed to find any tiles with the same rich character and enticing style. … Continue reading Le Nid Knockout

A trio of mini trends at Cersaie

Today we’re sharing the last of our Cersaie trends content before we get into the Curiosities and a few other finds. This trio of mini trends may be ones to watch in the coming months – let’s see if they get bigger. Ombré Ombré was touted as an interior design trend almost five years ago but it might be making its way into the tile … Continue reading A trio of mini trends at Cersaie

Cevisama trend overspill at Cersaie

Although I was on the hunt for fresh new trends at Cersaie this year, I couldn’t help but scout out a few of the trends from Cevisama to see if they’ve remained relatively consistent over the last few months. This is what I found. Toon Town Terrazzo One of my favourites – the playful, colourful, whimsical Toon Town Terrazzo was still very much around. Fun … Continue reading Cevisama trend overspill at Cersaie

Interior inspo: Decor Tiles

Looking to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to your home but aren’t sure what? How about taking a little look through our decor tile themed interior inspo and see if you find something you like! 1) Corner Decor Hex Add a touch of floral drama with uniquely patterned hexagonal tiles in comforting shades of blue and green. Get the look with Lotus Cantina from Clay … Continue reading Interior inspo: Decor Tiles

Viúva Lamego: Tiling tradition transmogrified

Founded in Lisbon in 1849, Viúva Lamego remains a proud exponent of traditional Portuguese ceramics. But this landmark company is far more than an artisanal tile producer, although it does manufacture exquisite small format plain and decorative tiles in its unique facility in the Sintra district. The company is better viewed as an ambassador of Portuguese culture, due to its close collaboration with numerous artists, … Continue reading Viúva Lamego: Tiling tradition transmogrified

Wood-looks at Cersaie

The wood-effects at Cersaie went way beyond the slats with lots of inlaid looks and material combinations to enjoy, varying texture for a realistic finish or encouraging illusion with contrast. Codicer95‘s Flower Loire and Stella Maine tiles, both in Silver and Noce offer an delightfully intricate combination of wood and marble in simple yet decorative repeat motifs featuring floral and starry imagery. Colorker‘s Ragnar tiles … Continue reading Wood-looks at Cersaie

Trending: Roadside Chic

This trend appeared a little bit at Cevisama, and although it didn’t make it to my final edit (two examples from Mykonos and Vives are included below) I was primed and on the lookout at Cersaie to see if there was more. Specifically I was searching for patterns you usually see on drains and sewage grates, as well as tactile pavers used to improve accessibility … Continue reading Trending: Roadside Chic

Trending: Fabric-effect

Coming in on the coat tails of wallpaper looks and beyond, at Cersaie fabric-effect tiles were making themselves known, adding a layer of texture, a depth to design, and a touch of detail. Florals and foliage formed an ideal basis for fabric-effects to flourish, with these two examples from Novabell highlighting the variety that can be achieved whether you focus on the imagery or the … Continue reading Trending: Fabric-effect

Trending: The 90s and Y2K

Bold, playful, and a little dark and moody, 90s colours carry an air of nostalgia for both the lighthearted world of sitcoms like the Fresh Prince, Friends, and Home Improvement, as well as the casual angst of grunge. At Cersaie, these 90s styles combined with the cutesy, light pastels of the early 2000s collaborated to bring back the soul of the early internet age. Colourful … Continue reading Trending: The 90s and Y2K

Trending at Cersaie 2023

Walking around the show this year I didn’t see much in the way of big trends (aside from that one particular wood-look). There was definitely some overspill of the trends I noticed at Cevisama (those will get their own article), but when it comes to what was trending at Cersaie it’s all about the mini trends. I’ll cover them all in more detail throughout this … Continue reading Trending at Cersaie 2023

Interior Inspo: Statement Splashback

Looking for the perfect place to add a burst of personality? Look no further than the splashback. Small but mighty, they have the ability to transform a space from drab to daring with minimal cost. Get inspired with our selection below, and find the tiles you can use to get the look at home. 1) Pink Geo Indulge in a splash of pink with this … Continue reading Interior Inspo: Statement Splashback

Lindsey Lang

Offering up uniquely patterned and textured tiles, textile design expert Lindsey Lang breathes bold modernity into the antique art of producing handmade encaustic cement tiles and historic tradition of terrazzo. Vibrant colours and striking motifs make up the Leaf, Ellipse, Scallop, and Hex collections whilst the innovative London Chevron, London Roundel, and Quarter Roundel demonstrate unusual geometric 3D relief cement tiles inspired by the London … Continue reading Lindsey Lang

Six fabric inspired tile designs

Combining the familiar patterns and soft surfaces of fabric with the solid permanence of tile makes for many a marvellous design. Companies have created all sorts of fabric-inspired collections taking inspiration from craft, heritage, and texture, and here are six to show how unusual the end result can be. 1) Quilt from Studio Irvine Designed by Marialaura Rossiello, Quilt references the patchwork nature of quilting, … Continue reading Six fabric inspired tile designs