Ceramiche Refin launches Vetri collection of glass-effect tiles

Dezeen promotion: Italian tile manufacturer Ceramiche Refin has released a collection of porcelain tiles that take design cues from the clarity of glass surfaces. Ceramiche Refin designed the Vetri collection to combines the “emotional power of glass” with the resistance, safety and practicality of stoneware. While traditional ceramics can have a heavy appearance, Ceramiche Refin’s Vetri collection aimed […]

Palma Hideaway in Mallorca is obscured from the street by a tiny tiled garden

Architect Mariana De Delás created a green-tile garden to keep this apartment – which was formerly a motorcycle workshop – out of sight from the busy streets of Palma, Mallorca. Built from traditional Mallorcan limestone, the 92-square-metre Palma Hideaway is situated in the city’s old quarter and was bought by its current owners as a […]

Enis Akiev makes marbled tiles from post-consumer plastic waste

Kazakhstani designer Enis Akiev has developed a method for turning single-use plastic packaging into tiles, by emulating the organic process of rock formation. Metamorphic rocks such as marble develop their flowing, irregular patterns through heat and pressure, and Akiev’s Plastic Stone Tiles are subjected to similar conditions to achieve the same effect. “First, I collect […]

Cow-print tiles and Tetris-style orange furniture feature in Russian cafe

Russian architect Eduard Eremchuk used Tetris-like orange modular furniture on wheels to solve the problem of limited space in a tiled cafe in Rostov-on-Don. And Y cafe is on a square next to the Don State Public Library in the city in southern Russia. With lots of universities in the area, the owner of And […]

Casa Josephine transforms motorcycle workshop into brightly-hued advertising office

Design studio Casa Josephine arranged yellow, red and deep-blue tiles to create the “emphatically geometrical” interior of this advertising office in Madrid. The office is situated in Madrid’s lively Malasana neighbourhood and takes over a former motorcycle-repair workshop. Photo by Belen Imaz Locally based Casa Josephine was brought on board to transform the two-floor building […]

Decorative tiled floors reveal original room layout of renovated Barcelona apartments

Architecture studio Vora has created an interplay of old and new inside these five Barcelona apartments, by arranging walls to highlight the original patterned tile floors. Set inside a grey, austere residential building called Vallirana 47, the apartments have been overhauled by locally-based studio Vora to blend old and new elements. “We worked with the […]

White tiles camouflage Aesop store against Taipei’s urban landscape

The white-tile interior of this Aesop store has been designed by Mlkk Studio to match the materiality of buildings dotted around Taipei’s Daan district. The Aesop Daan Signature store – which is shortlisted in the retail category of the 2019 Dezeen Awards – is located on a quiet street corner, and takes inspiration from the pale […]

Call for entries to the Tile of Spain Awards 2019

Dezeen promotion: architects, designers and students are invited to submit projects to this year’s Tile of Spain Awards. The annual event, now in its 18th edition, is held by the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER) to celebrate projects from across the globe that make use of Spanish-made ceramics. This year, a total prize of […]

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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