Gold reigns supreme on the fashion runways, and you can expect touches of gilded golden glamour to infuse home design through 2013. Italian tile makers Cotto Veneto, Gardenia Orchidea, Piemme, Bardelli and Il Monile all have produced tile and mosaic collections that capture the timeless beauty and preciousness of gold. Cotto Veneto’s “Gold Kerala”. “Vanitas” [...]
Tile makers in Spain and Italy are channeling the edgy, and colorful counter-culture vibe associated with graffiti as well as the industrial-look of concrete and formwork cement into artful porcelain tiles that instantly give a room a unique look and feel. “Bansky”Wall Tile by Peronda. “Evolve” in Concrete by Atlas Concorde.
Trompe l’oeil leads the way for tile trends in 2013, as tile makers such as Ceramica Sant’Agostino, Fioranese and Refin Ceramiche, amongst others, perform visual alchemy. Creative new tile stamping, printing and mosaic processes make it easy to deceive the eye. Now ceramic, porcelain and stone tiles can be designed to faithfully mimic natures most [...]
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 [...]
Yes, it’s true. I have an unabashed design crush on Azulejos Alcor. What can I say? Their tiles are gorgeous, and lust-worthy. I adore Azulejos Alcor because they effortlessly elevate beautiful tile design to an art form. This purple-hued tile installation is a perfect example of taking, what so many of us take for granted, [...]
Maison Sichenia’s “Charme’” tile and mosaic collection shown in a bathroom installation. The warm pinks and soft lilacs create a serene, soothing and nurturing environment.
Prolific designer Marcel Wanders’ Minoo tile collection for Bardelli, is a beautiful design poem written in visual tensions. The delicate lace patterns on the tiles embodies the feminine, the soft, the yielding; the masculine hard surface of the tile counters with its hardness; resoluteness and unyielding strength.
Porcelanite’s pretty pink and white “Extasis” tile collection is a modern and feminine homage to Neo-classic style.
It’s well known that I have a deep admiration for the color pink, so when I saw how Azulejos Alcor used several hues of pinks intermingled with extraordinary patterns in their tile installation for this bathroom, my heart was set aflutter. Isn’t it amazing? True it may be ‘color kryptonite’ to the men in our [...]
Azulev’s elegant, feminine “Lady” porcelain tile collection is richly detailed and exquisitely divine. This tile collection adapts the beauty and embellishment of fashion to ceramics – creating a couture atmosphere for the home.
Stone & Pewter Accents’ Sumi-e Zushi large brick tiles create an enchanting aquatic dream world in this bathroom spa. The gorgeous tiles colors are taken straight from nature: blue-greens reminiscent of the turquoise and aqua seas; the shimmering pearl a reminder of the treasures the oceans hold; and the sandy beiges bring to mind the [...]
Why is it that Italians have the most perfectly developed sense of beauty? Truly at the forefront of marrying materials and design perfection, Ceramica Fondovalle, creates a subtle metallic ceramic tile that sets the heart on fire. The MetalGloss “Moonlight” ceramic from the Bi+Fusion collection appears to capture the moon’s magical and glamorous luminance in [...]
A shrinking violet by no means. This extraordinary and artistic bathroom wall executed in beautiful mosaics from Phoenician Arts is arresting and captivating in its color-saturated lushness.
Karen Thompson: Flora and Fauna Mark Bulwinkle: Tile Stripped Bare Jacqueline Moore: A Painter’s Tale in Tile Ilana Shafir: Spontaneous Mosaics
The Timber collection from Peronda was inspired by the rich look of aged wood. Using the latest printing technology, Peronda, has transferred the marks and organic patina of aged wood to ceramic tiles. I’m infatuated with this faux wood flooring, because it conveys the warmth of wood, yet brings with it none of the maintenance [...]
Visual alchemy at its finest is illustrated in this photo. What appears to be weathered hardwood planks, is in reality a striking imitation set in tile. The “Lodge” tile collection from Settecento brings the luxury, and warmth of wood to your outdoor rooms without the extensive maintenance one expects with exterior wood flooring products.
Susan Tunick: The Color of Clay Marie Gibbons: Tactile Memory Tile Art of Board: From Tailslide to Tile ALSIO Design, LLC: Spatial Patterns
A testament to the timelessness of classic design, this mosaic bathroom floor by Phoenician Arts remains ageless.
Every Tile Tells A Story: the Illustrative Art of Barbara Schmidt Resplendent Decay: The Enigmatic Tile Sculpture of Jason H. Green The Bearable Lightness of Being: Jasna Sokolovic Bella Vista Tile: Material Alchemy
Modern and retro at the same time, San Pietro Porcelanatos’ white Carrara Marble bordered with Marilyn Monroe imprinted tiles creates a unique and artsy atmosphere.
Inspired by People: Each month we seek out inspirational figures in the world of design – those with an unwavering passion and quest for discovery, creation and exploration of beautiful decorative design. This month we bring you our interview with the fascinating founder and creative director of clé, Deborah Osburn. Deborah combines a fine [...]
Sultry,shimmering mosaics create an atmosphere of unabashed, yet suitably restrained decadence in this relaxing spa-style bathroom. ‘Kyoto’ from the Vetri Blends mosaic collection by Bisazza.
Tile As Textile The Lyrical Fusions of Paola Orsoni The Atavistic Archaeology of Janet Kozachek The Secret Life of Raindrops: The handmade ceramic tiles of Leah Shafir Zahavi
Fresh, young and fun wallpaper mosaic “Camouflage 2 Feelin” created with up to 78% post-consumer recycled glass. Available at Trend USA (Trend in Green).
Romantic and very feminine stone and tile design collection ‘For Love’ in a range of demure pinks: Rose Bianco, Rose Rosa and Silk Rosa. Available at FAP Ceramiche
The timeless appeal of marble makes it a perfect surface material for interior styles ranging from traditional to modern. Grespania’s highly polished Numancia marble lends an inviting intimacy and warmth to this contemporary, minimalist interior.
The tertiary color wheel illustrated with tile and mosaics. Color Complexities: Mixing any one of the three basic colors in the Primary Color Wheel (red, yellow and blue), with any one of the colors created in the Secondary Color Wheel (violet, orange, green) yields six completely new colors: Red-Violet = red + violet Blue-Violet [...]
Italian stone and tile maker, Cottoveneto, indulges our need for discreet opulence with their Kerala stone tile and mosaic collection in gold.
The secondary color wheel illustrated with tile and mosaics. Basic Partnerships: Mixing the three basic colors in the Primary Color Wheel: red, yellow and blue, with their respective neighboring color yields three completely new colors: orange (red and yellow), violet (red and blue) and green (blue and yellow). Violet Oyster Crackle Squares Shell Tile at [...]
Tau Ceramica’s Ónice onyx stone tile collection exudes a cultivated appreciation of French Neoclassical styling, palatial elegance, and refined luxury.