Sculptural and 3-dimensional finishes are appearing on the fashion runways, and in the home decor industry. Thanks in part, to advanced design and printing processes, objects no longer need to conform to a flat surface or two-dimensional aspect. I feel that this futuristic approach to a completely visual and tactile tile design experience is destined to mainstream through 2013, and become widely accepted and adopted in 2014. (Shown in illustration: “Goccia” by Kravitz Design for Lea Ceramiche and Naxos Ceramica, “Vulcano” by Giovanni de Maio.)
Ona Natural wall tiles by Porcelanosa.