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

Delicate Decor Design

Paint and splatter effects have become increasing prevalent amongst tile designs recently. The unique appearance fits well with hand-crafted chic and artisanal creations (also extraordinarily popular for interiors). There are so many ways to incorporate this style – as we covered with a few of our Cevisama Curiosities – including today’s collection focus. Continue reading Delicate Decor Design

Cle Tiles design Eskayel - Akimbo

Captivating Clé Collections

The founder of Clé Tile, Deborah Osburn, is a kindred spirit. After starting her blog ‘Tile Envy’ in 2009 with the aim to broaden the public’s perception of tile, she eventually launched an online tile shop in 2012. After garnering a following on her blog of those interested in unique decorative tiles, her online store quickly became a hit. Clé has since become known for … Continue reading Captivating Clé Collections

Nemo’s Nouveau

Wood-effect tiles are a special creation- the resistance and lifespan of ceramic with the natural beauty of timber, plus the freedom and luxury to combine wood with underfloor heating. This plank/porcelain crossover is a Tile Addict favourite and seeing what innovations companies are bringing to the table is a real treat. Continue reading Nemo’s Nouveau

The Art Deco collection from Etruria Design

Art Deco Delights

Italy’s Etruria Design offers a rich and versatile range of 3D wall tiles in a variety of colours, shapes and graphic lines. These have been developed through two distinct decorative concepts: the stricter, more refined Victoria collection, and the Art Déco collection, which is centred on a reappraisal of this decorative retro style. Continue reading Art Deco Delights

Jazz by Cevica

Cevica’s Got Good Vibes

One of the stands at Cevisama that captured the move towards bolder colours and forms was Cevica. Good Vibes, a 140 by 160mm hexagonal range by French designer Pascal Turbe, offered an attractive palette that featured strong colour contrasts; while the graphics have all the strength and passion of African fabrics. Continue reading Cevica’s Got Good Vibes

Kontinua by Casalgrande Padana

Kontinua Knowhow

The lightweight, unbroken surfaces provided by new Kontinua large-format tiles redefine design boundaries, allowing the creation of ambitious residential and commercial spaces without compromising on the performance and aesthetics of Casalgrande Padana’s porcelain stoneware. Continue reading Kontinua Knowhow

Progressive Patchwork

With the additional element of three chromatic variations, the Origini range from Imso Ceramice also includes original ‘broken’ decorative pieces, that look as if they have been smashed and then put together again. Furthermore, the tonality of all Origini backgrounds is slightly different, which adds particular charm to the entire series. Continue reading Progressive Patchwork

Turning Back The Years: Pt 2

Tile surfaces resembling natural textures have been around for some years now. One influence remains natural fibres, such as seagrass and coir, but the relief surfaces have become subtler, with new decoration techniques giving a false perception of depth of relief: thereby improving the cleanability of the tile’s surface. Timber effects are still surprisingly prominent. The look now is more towards simulating distressed and aged timber floors, and the darker hues of heat-treated woods and exotic rain forest timbers. In terms of format, the trends is away from parquet-effects towards larger planks – just as it is in the actual wood flooring market today. Continue reading Turning Back The Years: Pt 2

Drop by Viva

Turning Back The Years

As the French would express it: “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose!” Cersaie 2007 was like déjà vu, all over again … only more so, if you get my drift. The powerful influence of the Russian market was clearly in evidence again, while the decorative themes of 2006 were refined and repackaged: notably baroque, feminine florals and mosaics. However, pundits who had predicted a general colour revival were sadly disappointed. Today, it seem, Henry Ford is back in control of the painting pool. Continue reading Turning Back The Years

Achieving Alchemy

Many of De Ferranti’s materials replicate the style of historic buildings in Rome and Athens, often reviving decorative techniques – such as Scagliola, Opus Sectile and Cocciopesto – that are in danger of being lost. Other surfaces, such as Jali work, are collected from diverse locations across the globe. Continue reading Achieving Alchemy