New collection of Arabic-inspired tiles by Sweden's Claesson Koivisto Rune; photo by Mårten Claesson
There is no need to question Sweden’s prolific design trio Claesson Koivisto Rune‘s flair when it comes to architecture and design (and anything in between for that matter), yet during this year’s edition of Stockholm Design Week we have discovered yet another talent of one of studio’s founders’ – Mårten Claesson’s – that of photography. As a friend of Architonic, Mårten has agreed to share his images with us and we can now present you with a selection of his skillfully composed photographs taken at an inspiring exhibition showcasing Claesson Koivisto Rune’s latest collection of colourful, ornamental tiles inspired by traditional Arabic geometric patterns. (more…)
'Fluidity' installation at MADE Expo 2011, presented by Tile of Spain, a collaboration between manufacturers Tempio, Ceracasa Ceramica, Decorativa, Natucer and Tau Ceramica
Ever the design scouts, we’d like to show all you ceramic lovers out there something we saw at this year’s MADE Expo in Milan.
Presented by Tile of Spain, high-end ceramics manufacturer Tempio, in collaboration with Ceracasa Ceramica, Decorativa, Natucer and Tau Ceramica, exhibited a unique installation that explores the relation between interior and exterior space, private and public, through, naturally, the medium of tiles.
In the second installment of our comprehensive photographic journey through this year’s edition of Cersaie we reveal the images from the exhibitions of Marazzi, Bisazza, La Fabbrica, Ragno, Lea Ceramiche, Kale, Vives, Magna, Idea Ceramica, Roca, Coem and Gigacer. Enjoy!
The German manufacturer VIA produces concrete tiles especially for architectural renovation projects. We vistited them at their booth at this year’s BAU in Munich and got some detailed informations about this sophisticated flooring. Enjoy!
'CCCLOUD' by Kengo Kuma for Casalgrande Padana, in cooperation with the Faculties of Architecture of Ferrara and Siracusa.
We all remember the travertine façade with its chessboard-like pattern of openings wrapped around his beautiful ‘Lotus House’. Recently the master of structural surfaces and façades, the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, realised this impressing 2826 m2 installation made from technical porcelain stoneware slabs for the Italian ceramics manufacturer Casalgrande Padana.
Once more the Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka inspires with his sense for delicate surfaces and structures. Recently at this year’s CERSAIE in Bologna he unveiled ‘Phenomenon’, a new family of three-dimensional structured ceramic tiles he created for the Italian manufacturer Mutina. The collection includes the patterns ‘snow’, ‘honey-comb’ and ‘rain’.
During last year’s Cersaie Exhibition the Italian specialist for highquality ceramic tiles Ceramiche Refin presented ‘Skin’, a slim and light stoneware of only 4,8 mm thickness, which is especially suitable for renovations, as it can be easily laid out, without removing any pre-existent tiles. ‘Skin’ is available in different colours, decorations and sizes, the latter being a real novelty for slim stoneware tiles: 30×60, 30×90, 60×60, 60×120, 90×90.
'Skin' by Ceramiche Refin
Laid out, without removing any pre-existent tiles: 'Skin' by Ceramiche Refin
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