COVER FO­CUS PLUS

Get ready to be floored by these ab­so­lutely stun­ning tiles from across the globe

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Mind blow­ing tiles to vouch for

Top­stona

Top­stona is known for their prod­ucts to be an in­te­gra­tive col­lec­tive col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween de­sign­ers, ar­ti­sans, en­gi­neers and ar­chi­tects. The brand de­vel­ops art and lux­ury out of in­dus­trial ma­te­ri­als, through the unique and re­mark­able bal­ance of man and ma­chine.

Ex­tra & or­di­nary De­sign

Teum­sae vase se­ries is rem­i­nis­cent of hum­ble plants grow­ing through gaps be­tween pave­ments and stone fences. It’s a frame that users can com­plete on their own with pieces of plants from their gar­den to dec­o­rate their walls.

For­nace Bri­oni

There is noth­ing more homely, tra­di­tional and re­as­sur­ing as a floor made with cotto tiles. In both the Giardino all’Ital­iana col­lec­tion, and also the Gon­zago col­lec­tion, the idea of mov­ing away the ma­te­rial from its his­toric rus­tic ap­pli­ca­tion to­wards its more con­tem­po­rary con­text is quite vis­i­ble. The re­sult is a to­tally in­no­va­tive yet still re­as­sur­ing, bal­anced be­tween nos­tal­gia and cut­ting-edge de­sign trends.

Steven Ak­oun

Steven Ak­oun’s sound ab­sorb­ing wall tiles is an in­ter­est­ing con­cept to say the least. These tiles, made up of glass foam, are de­signed to bring an el­e­ment of calm to the in­te­rior of a house. Though, this project is still a work-in-progress.

CEDIT

The ‘Cro­mat­ica’ col­lec­tion comes with two sur­face fin­ishes (nat­u­ral and glossy) and a large num­ber of sizes. Ev­ery slab is de­signed for use in its full size or cut into smaller sizes, which can be com­binede­ven at ran­dom, and mix­ing dif­fer­ent col­ors to re­veal a wealth of shades.

‘Rilievi’ is a new col­lec­tion of high-im­pact in­te­rior de­sign cov­er­ings that fo­cuses on over­turn­ing tra­di­tional rules of ce­ramic tile creation by giv­ing the slabs three-di­men­sional el­e­ments with dif­fer­ent geo­met­ric forms and col­ors, trans­form­ing walls and spa­ces into imag­i­na­tive sce­nar­ios that con­sti­tute real works of art.

Yana Payusova

‘Facets’ by Yana Payusova ex­plores the dy­nam­ics of power and gen­der through vivid im­agery painted onto hand con­structed ce­ramic tiles. This se­ries in­ves­ti­gates the many facets and nu­ances of the fe­male ex­pe­ri­ences.

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