Like a traditional houndstooth pattern but much more jagged, Coem’s latest tile introduction takes on the trendy pixilated look. The black and white porcelain tile can also be custom cut.
Though this may be Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola’s first foray into tiles, she showed no signs of being a novice. This unusual collection displaying pixel-like cut-outs is offered in a 4mm thickness in unglazed porcelain with a textured surface that’s been water-cut and comes in five neutral colors.
With an old computer motherboard for inspiration, MAP Design Studio for Mipa utilized laser-engraving to achieve the retro Loop tile.
Naxos presented its Vanity collection, which included the Fascia Anemone pattern in black [shown] and white. The flowers are so large that they can’t be contained within one tile. A giant anemone would add the perfect note to an outdoor space or pool house.
These Mediterranean florals evoke the plants blossoming along the Amalfi coast near the factory where AR.CE.A.’s handmade ceramic tiles are made. Covered in a double-fired glaze, the pattern’s soft lines create the illusion that an artist had painted them directly onto a tiled wall.
The tulip has been on ongoing theme in Dutch-born artist and landscape designer Ronal Van Der Hilst’s work. His Tuli-Art tiles just became available in large decorative ceramic panels (64" x 96"), though the look reads as a compilation of smaller tiles. Each panel is entirely handmade and comes in three colorways.
Another large-scale pattern made its debut at Marca Carona: the Tropical wall tile depicting palm leaves. The collection also included compatible neutral surfaces to mix and match with the Tropical’s new twist for the bath.
The Zero 4 porcelain wall tile designed by Francesca De Simone for Marazzi is perfect for a powder room wall or sink backsplash. The metallic finish adds glow to the subtle fractal pattern. Another : the product is suitable for applying over existing materials.
The Dechirer collection by designer Patricia displayed hexagonal unglazed porcelain stoneware adorned with a layering technique; the reliefs’ mix of textures make the muted colors intriguing.
Settecento introduced a molded porcelain tile in an organic shape reminiscent of sand formations; thus its apt name, Dune. An interesting choice for a media room or bath, it comes in white, bronze and pearl gray.
Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen’s D.R.Y. (Don’t Repeat Yourself) tile was inspired by the irregular cracks found in plaster, dry paint and earth. This uniquely shaped tile gains uniformity when grouted with hexagonal tiles.
Colli di Sassuolo presented its Kebel ceramic tile collection, a dead ringer for wood wainscoting; it’s shown here in Perline Bianco.
With a different application, Coem’s Pietra di Lavagna can also be used as a chalkboard. Install it in a kid’s room for playtime or in the kitchen for doodling the grocery list.
Sicis debuted its latest collection of globe lights, Atmosphere, made with the company’s signature mosaics depicting bird and floral motifs. The unique lights add a beautiful ambient glow.
Posa Romana is an interesting alternative to a traditional grid. Designed by Luca Dal Bò for Ceramica Di Treviso, the loose formation allows for more space around each tile, so that grouting takes center stage.
Gambarelli’s Mimosa was part rorschach test part floral. Made from glazed porcelain and shown in subtle pastel colors it would look lovely in the bedroom or bath.
Tresjouy, the new chinoiserie-inspired pattern from Novoceram, looks more like wallpaper than glazed porcelain stoneware.
Mirage, known for its faux wood patterns, updated its look with the Re_collection. A glimmering bull’s-eye of metallic flecks, the porcelain floor tile is durable and easy to maintain.
Terra Foglie is a new pattern from the Thermae Collection, manufactured by Marca Corona. Much more modern than your average vegetal print, the mix of sketched and solid leaves make for a dynamic wall display. The subtle pattern was inspired both by natural elements and primitive forms.