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

La Sastrería’s Stunning Interior

This fantastically tiled restaurant with an equally magnificent bar is a Tile Addict’s dream. Designed by a favourite of ours – Masquespacio – these spaces in La Sastrería in Valencia have taken tile to dizzying heights. With the help of Grupo Gastroadictos, the gastronomic dream of chef Sergio Giraldo and bartender Cristóbal Bouchet has come alive. Continue reading La Sastrería’s Stunning Interior

Bali Stones from Mainzu tile trend 2020

Pretty Petal Patterns

Botanical designs were set to prove popular this year, continuing on from the trend of 2017, incorporating florals for a “focus on health and wellness” through “the incorporation of the natural world into interiors”, as well as “tropical modernism” which saw a burst of demand last year. Tropical jungle prints haven’t entirely fallen out of favour just yet, and at Cevisama there was still plenty … Continue reading Pretty Petal Patterns

Wood-look Wonders II

Companies weren’t just mixing medias in their tiles to create incredible surfaces, many played with texture and detail for covering solutions with a difference. Azulindus y Marti showcased 3D relief tiles that had the appearance of square wooden cross-sections in various natural shades. They also added faux age marks on their 125 by 250mm ranges including Sabina, Old Wood, and Decapé, providing a gorgeous well-loved … Continue reading Wood-look Wonders II

Cerchio by Tonalite

Tipping Tonalite

In Tonalite’s Cerchio system, circular tiles are combined with a highly engineered self-supporting galvanised steel sub-structure. It can be used to create innovative architectural forms with strong formal coherence and 3D forms. Continue reading Tipping Tonalite

An image of Cevisama 2017

Talking Tiles

The organisers of Cevisama 2018 wanted the progress in exhibitor numbers to be matched by a qualitative leap in the programme of parallel events. They have thus invested considerable effort in attracting international architectural pace-setters to Valencia. As a result two winners of the Pritzker Prize will be participating this year. Continue reading Talking Tiles

An image from Cevisama 2017

Viva Valencia

Cevisama is a really good excuse to visit the delightful and visually-exciting city of Valencia. The city really shines in two areas: food and architecture. It is hard to get a bad meal in Valencia; providing you stick to Spanish and Valencian menus. Valencia is also a wonderful city for architecture. The old city offers a taste of historical splendour; while The City of Arts and Sciences is a modernist must. Continue reading Viva Valencia

February Fashion Feature

For more than ten years Surface Design Show has been the place where industry people immerse themselves in the latest materials for the built environment, gain new insights and network with like-minded designers and suppliers. From 6th to 8th February 2018, the show will return to London’s Business Design Centre, presenting the newest and best surfaces that the design industry has to offer. Continue reading February Fashion Feature

Argila Pasadena by Peronda

Peronda Personified

Peronda’s Harmony brand has established a trailblazing reputation in design. It offers a wide variety of products for surfaces of all kinds: from mosaics to a rich assortment of decorative products including natural stone and hand-made pieces, that can bring a distinctive personality to any interior. Continue reading Peronda Personified

Guastavino: Vaulted Vision

Guastavino was once a household name among American architects. The Guastavino Company, led by a father-son team of Spanish immigrants, oversaw the construction of thousands of thin-tile vaults across the USA, including over 200 in New York City, between the 1880s and 1950s. From Grand Central Terminal’s Oyster Bar and Whispering Gallery to the Municipal Building to the Queensborough Bridge, New Yorkers walk amidst Guastavino … Continue reading Guastavino: Vaulted Vision