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
On its Coverings stand, Colorker gave star billing to the new Metropolitan collection. Perhaps the most retro design to date from the hugely impressive ZYX brand, these tiles offer a trip back in time … while at the same time reinventing a great icons of ceramic design – one that is redolent of urban Paris and London at the turn of the 20th century. Continue reading Metropolitan Mastery
Aldabra, the Italian architectural lighting brand, has collaborated with Cotto D’Este, the Italian manufacturer of high-quality porcelain stoneware floor and wall tiles, on a project called Kerlight: Design your light with Kerlite. Continue reading Illuminating Intelligence
The current vogue for all things terrazzo has proved a strange personal experience. When I was just 18 months old, way back in 1961, my family moved to a new house that my parents had had designed and built, largely using reclaimed materials, to be our forever family home. Continue reading Inviting Inclusions
Atlas Concore’s NID floor tiles’ pure timber-effect personality is augmented by 3D wall tiles rich in relief and decorative character. They are available in a matt finish, in two shades of oak: one light and delicate, the other elegant and sophisticated. The 3D ceramic surface comprises irregular and asymmetrical horizontal lines, inspired by planks viewed from the side.
Continue reading Mixed Messages
Crossroad brings together the experience of the two brands – ABK and Oikos – through a moodboard concept that combines different material effects and co-ordinating colours in identical or complimentary tones. The result is a selection of sophisticated, on trend, surface options. Continue reading Earthy Enthusiasm
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
For Centro, a traditional restaurant located in Rome, architectural studio RPM Proget specified Ceramica Senio rustic wall tiles in four shades of white and five shades of red. Continue reading Timeless Transformation
Living Ceramics is one of the brightest additions to the ceramic tile firmament. Established around three years ago, the company has benefited from being able to integrate the potential of the latest tile manufacturing technologies, and also the modern perception of ceramic tiles, when developing its progressive business ethos. Continue reading Living Ceramics
One of the world’s largest glass mosaic murals is mounted on the west-facing wall of Villa Harvey Mandel, a St. Vincent de Paul Village affordable housing complex, in San Diego, California, USA. Continue reading Villa Harvey Mandel
Mosaico+ aims to investigate all the expressive possibilities of mosaic; with particular emphasis on the quality of the materials, new technology and the search for novel applications for mosaic. Continue reading Defining Dialogue
At Cevisama in 2003, Diago Ceramicas was one of a small number of pioneering manufacturers exploring the tactile possibilities of tile with a textile look. Continue reading Textile Revisited
Exeter-based manufacturer and distributor of tiles, Original Style converted a 1966 London Routemaster bus into a mobile showroom for its major Russian distributor. The iconic British symbol was used to tour cities in Russia, Ukraine and Latvia, as a providing a novel way to promote Original Style’s range of wall and floor tiles. Continue reading All Aboard!