Part of the Tonalite display at Coverings

Commercialising Colour

Recent tile exhibitions have also seen unexpected tonal colour combinations, such as blue with blue-green, or orange with red. These analogous colours share a common base colour and, when juxtaposed, create dynamic yet quite delicate compositions that can be both expressive and surprisingly elegant. Continue reading Commercialising Colour

Mini Hexa Contract by Wow

Winsome Wow

Mesmerising, hypnotic and uber cool, Wow’s decorative tile portfolio that would grace the showroom of any aspirational retailer around the world. It should also prove a hit with architects and designers as it offers a great opportunity to express creativity in surprisingly innovative ways. Continue reading Winsome Wow

Cobogó Brise by Rosa Pinc for Nina Martinelli

Cobogo Corner

For Revestir, Nina Martinelli is launching the Cobogó Brise, made in architectural concrete, and created by the designer Rosa Pinc. Here form and function are in perfect harmony. “I’ve transformed my always organic shapes into subtle straight lines that allow light and fresh breeze to leave the environment pleasant,” explains Pinc. Continue reading Cobogo Corner

Street Art 450 by 900mm Gris, Formwork 450 by 900mm Gris, M Art Rojo 300 by 300mm and Street Art 600 by 600mm Grafito by Saloni

Streetwise Saloni

At this year’s Cevisama, one of the ranges that typified Saloni’s approach to tile design and manufacture was Street-Art. Produced in three formats – 450 by 900mm, 600 by 600mm, and 300 by 600mm – this suite of porcelain floor and wall tiles takes its inspiration from street art graphics that are rich and full of nuances. Continue reading Streetwise Saloni

Olympos Tesalia Perla in 450 by 900mm by Saloni.

Classical Concert

Striking marble effects are the starring features and central elements of Saloni’s Olympos range. It provides a contemporary ceramic reinterpretation of marble’s chromatic range, with matt, gloss and stressed finishes, different decorative graphics and subtle surface effects all designed down to the millimetre to produce a hyper natural effect. Continue reading Classical Concert

Nostalgia Nuanced

People often look to design for an escape and in this current political climate it’s unsurprising that tile manufacturers are turning to the past to bring people a euphoric boost. Continue reading Nostalgia Nuanced

New Typologies

While some tile manufacturers recreate the look of wood or stone to an impressive degree of realism, others mix different materials or handpick certain characteristics to form a whole new typology. Continue reading New Typologies

Earthy Energy

Earth Tones continue to engage and enthuse tile designers. Drawing their main inspiration from natural elements, a wide range of Italian tiles fall into this theme. Colour palettes range from dirt, clay and sand inspired browns; forest, moss and grass-like greens; red and golden tones reminiscent of the sun; and shades of blue to evoke an oceanic feel. This trend has become popular partially due to a revival of 1970s style along with a greater focus on mother nature and its ability to create a sense of natural serenity. Continue reading Earthy Energy

Decoration Deconstructed

Tile companies are constantly seeking new ways to add movement and volume to the flat surface, whether by texture, pattern, or trompe l’oeil effects. Continue reading Decoration Deconstructed

Tempting Tactile Textures

Ceramica Sant’Agostino is one of the leading pioneers in the area of textile-effect tiles. The ground-breaking Digitalart and Tailorart ranges have now been joined by Fineart. This new fabric-effect porcelain collection features high-end digital printing techniques and a light 3D structure. It offers a fine texture, soft tones, delicate melanges, and small formats. Continue reading Tempting Tactile Textures

Indigo by Novoceram

Sacré Bleu: Novoceram’s Mood Indigo

When they first order Indigo, Novoceram’s customers will find that fate selects the contents of the collection’s boxes. Some will have a few more Little Red Riding Hoods and a fewer bespectacled dogs, but the final effect will always be perfect. And it is precisely this random distribution that makes each and every Indigo composition unique. Continue reading Sacré Bleu: Novoceram’s Mood Indigo