We left CERSAIE this year with feelings of inspiration, intrigue and excitement at the bar that Europe’s leading tile manufacturers.
From installations to doorways, floor coverings and more, there was a wealth of choice for everyone to enjoy the visual feast.
There are 7 sections we have used to summarise our findings: Concrete, Jungle tiles, Marbles replicas, Lettering on tiles, Black and White combinations, Fashion and Pavements. Thank you CERSAIE 2019 for the inspiration and ideas for future projects.
Concrete: The developments in this part of the industry has been very impressive. Not only can you buy tiles that look as if they’ve existed within historic buildings, but also these tiles are brand new and extremely durable. If you want your new home to have a touch of ageing rather than weathering – you now can.
Jungle: There were several stands which created storyboards. The jungle theme was one that caught our attention. Leaves and vines cascading down and interweaving between the branches with brightly coloured birds within, particularly by Koen became a marvel to enjoy.
Marble Replicas: These have become so life-like but without the high price of environmental implications of quarrying. We were very impressed by the range of ‘marble’ options and variations, and will definitely consider the use of this material for upcoming projects.
Lettering on tiles: New for this season was the use of decorative letters on tiles, reminiscent of building blocks and the alphabet. Versace in particular executed this exceptionally well, by creating a wall in back and white, adorned with gold lettering.
Black and white: This timeless colour combination wouldn’t always command this much attention from us, however this year we appreciated the contrast a little differently. A diverse selection of tiles was assembled, with varying designs by MUTINA. The irregular display inspired us to vision a host of ideas and possibilities. Striking yet subtle, defined but simple.
Fashion: Would you like you favourite designers signature patterns on the walls, as a mosaic tile? We certainly would. Just the idea of printing a Burberry image onto a tile has really made us think of other possibilities. As we delved into our visual archive, we soon discovered there are endless options to satisfy every fashion taste.
Pavement: Tiling with an arch effect will be a simple, easy and effective way to create a curved shape and design interest on the floor. With an infinite number of sizes, we can see this being a practical form of layering for many, which was particularly well remonstrated by REFIN. Similarly, using pebbles proved to be a very luxurious and smooth idea for a pavement.