Meck Architekten designs asymmetric ceramic-clad church in Poing

The church of Seliger Pater Rupert Mayer in the town of Poing, near Munich in Germany, is topped with with a ceramic crown clad with 15,000 white, three-dimensional tiles. Munich studio Meck Architekten designed the rectangular church, which can accommodate 220 worshipers, to be a landmark in the growing town. The church dedicated to a German priest […]

Cersaie bathroom furnishing and surfaces exhibition comes to Bologna in September

Bathroom furnishing and surfaces expo Cersaie returns to Bologna this September, offering the chance for visitors to meet designers, contractors and retailers in the industry. Described as “the foremost international event for ceramic, other surface coverings and bathroom furnishings”, Cersaie attracts key industry players from around the world. It runs from 23 to 27 September […]

Iris Ceramica Group opens first UK showroom in London’s Clerkenwell

Dezeen promotion: Italian ceramic tile manufacturer Iris Ceramica Group has transformed an office space in Clerkenwell, London, into its first showroom in the UK. Iris Ceramica Group has opened the showroom to mark its surface collections being brought to the UK for the first time. Iris Ceramica Group is a leading brand in the design, […]

Barber and Osgerby studies colour to create new Mutina tile collections

London studio Barber and Osgerby is showing two contrasting collections of tiles at Clerkenwell Design Week, Lane and Primavera. Although different in style and format, both new collections for Mutina take a conceptual analysis of colour as their starting point. Lane is a collection of rectangular glazed porcelain tiles that come in a single 160 […]

Index Architectes creates asymmetric Village House in Switzerland

Swiss studio Index Architectes has designed a house in Villarlod, Switzerland, with asymmetric gables and wrapped it in a skin of angular clay tiles. Index Architectes designed the house as a modern version of the gabled form of the barns and farmhouses that typify the region. A modern twist was given to the house by extending eaves on […]

Perfect Darkness is an apartment installation that shows how to make the most of tiles

Design studio H+O has fitted out an apartment in Milan’s Brera district, showing how tiles can be used to create bold contemporary interiors. H+O, a collaboration between Italian architect and designer Elisa Ossino and Danish creative director Josephine Akvama Hoffmeyer of tile brand File Under Pop, unveiled the domestic interior during Milan design week. Designed as the […]

Formafantasma and Dzek create collection of volcanic-ash-glazed tiles

Amsterdam-based duo Formafantasma and architectural materials brand Dzek collected volcanic ash from Mount Etna in Italy to glaze this “totally 1970s” collection of surface tiles. Presented at Milan design week, which took place between 9 and 14 April, the ExCincere collection of volcanic ash-glazed porcelain tiles are rectangular and feature yellow-brown tones. “Generally we are never retro […]

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