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ON THE COVER: The hallmark of Paprica, the new 1741 collection by Marca Corona, are the contemporary colors and creative patterns that turn ceramics into a design element with a surprising look. These 25- x 21.6-cm hexagonal porcelain stoneware floor and wall tiles come in two colors — three elegant, neutral grays and three eccentric shades of red, blue and mustard — selected to bring a brighter, bubblier touch to interiors. Style research has focused on geometries and stylized graphics, giving rise to four original single-subject motifs and an innovative mix of decor elements. Both decorative solutions are available both in the sophisticated black and white version and an eye-catching colored version.
ON THE COVER: Brooklyn-based interior designer-turned-tile artist, Allison Eden of Allison Eden Studios, recently created a larger-than-life high heel display for Bloomingdale's in New York, NY. The shoe, which stands 6-feet-high and stretches 11-feet-long, is the centerpiece of the display, featuring more than a dozen different-colored tiles in different shapes and sizes.
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Lunada Bay Tile recently added a new color and two new patterns to its line of Haisen glass tiles. While this exquisite collection is reminiscent of the decorative bowls originally used to wash sake drinking cups during the late Edo to Meiji period in Japan, today "Haisen" recalls vessels that display flower petals floating in water. Lunada Bay Tile's distinctive Haisen tiles are handcrafted by melding streams of colored glass that drift and unite in a multitude of hues. The swirl and flow
of color create transformative moods ranging from quiet and meditative to warm celebration and camaraderie.
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Color is the star of Hub, the porcelain tile collection from Naxos for contemporary interior design. Ceramic surfaces in vivid, sometimes bold colors that interpret the latest trends in interior design and architecture, where linear graphics, the use of clean often asymmetrical patterns and stylized florals are distinctive elements. Hub's intensely decorative mood lends itself to the creation of striking walls, and is enhanced by the material contrasts and special satin surfaces with pearl-like or "sugared" terrazzo effects. The Hub palette ranges from cold shades to warm colors.
ON THE COVER: Ege Seramik's new Verona collection offers a high-gloss wall tile featuring an incredibly unique "wavy surface." The 4- x 12-inch subway tiles reflect beautifully and will never looks the same from any two angles. They are available in four colors — White, Anthracite, Turquoise and Taupe — and are ideal for modern kitchens or contemporary bathrooms.
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The South Atlantic coast of Africa is considered some of the most stunning desert terrain in the world. A trip to this surreal destination offers vistas of rippling dunes, flat clay pans and rocky outcrops, not to mention, endless
sky. This incredible landscape brings inspiration for the Namibia series by Lunada Bay Tile, a three-dimensional ceramic tile collection, which incorporates a special hand-sculpting technique to create tiles that are truly one-of-a-kind. Every tile is created by hand and no two tiles are the same. The undulating patterns come in four formats that engage a sense of adventure and rejuvenation — like the discovery of a hidden oasis.
On the cover: Cerasarda introduces Mediterraneo Style, a project from Cabrioletstudio and Paolo Romani. Mediterraneo Style highlights the precious charm of glazed ceramics, including craquele effects and vitrified glazes, as well as the craftsmanship that goes into handmade products. There are more than 80 interior decorating proposals interpreting the Cerasarda collections. Sardinia, known for its hexagonal format, features an Azzurro Mare glaze, with a harmonious range of whites and blues, complemented by tonal decorations. The look obtained by mixing and matching colors is enchanting and original, ideal for any interior space.
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Emilceramica extends the scope of Tele di Marmo with the addition of four variants inspired by four fresh looks of the material that is the icon of classical style, steeped in natural elegance and innate charisma. Tele di Marmo Revolution is the contemporary interpretation of marble now included in the Reloaded project, the aesthetic crucible of ideas linked to the work of great artists of all ages and geographical origins. In Revolution, an innovative approach to art is achieved through studying colour and design starting from the symbiosis of natural elements, with inspiration from the world's most amazing landscapes. Blue in all its thousand shades from azure to cobalt is the central theme of the Patagonia variant, referencing the beauty of the "marble cathedrals" on Lake Carrera between Argentina and Chile — great caves carved by the water, with colors and reflected tints that change with the passing days and seasons.
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The all-new Chapter 7, Cubist(TM) collection from Jeffrey Court, Inc. features more than 35 new product offerings. Commonly known for its use of two-dimensional parts that come together to create a larger perception of depth through the use of perspective, the new collection features 18 stone mosaics, three field tiles and corresponding finishing pieces. The natural stones available in this collection are honed and polished Thassos, Nero Marquina and Bardiglio marble, offered in a 2- x 4-inch mosaic called Abstract, a parquet-inspired mosaic called Avant, and an overlapping hexagon design named Carve. Matte silver and gold metal pieces are also present as accents to the honed Thassos mosaics. Also available in this new collection are glass mosaics and 1 7/8- x 9-inch field tiles in four colorways — Ice, a clean white; Ash, a white with light gray tones; Clay, a unique blend of beige, cream and blue hues; and Cobalt, a rich blue shade with variation.
Panoramic Porcelain SurfacesTM by Daltile features porcelain that performs and design that delivers for your walls, floors and countertops. This collection offers breathtaking views, stunning visuals and seamless design with no boundaries. Heat-, stain- and scratch-resistant properties make it virtually maintenance-free. Panoramic Porcelain SurfacesTM increases the scale and style of porcelain tile on par with natural stone slab.
It's a whole new world for countertops and seamless floors and walls.
On the cover: One of the biggest movements in design today is a shift towards clean, contemporary interiors, and nothing brings this concept to life better than Tomei Modules by Lunada Bay Tile. The 11 hues can be used alone or can be combined to create a more dynamic arrangement. Each color is available in a natural (glossy) or silk (matte) finish. The collection comes in four sizes: 6 x 9, 6 x 12, 9 x 18 and 12 x 18 inches.
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MSI's large-format 24- x 48-inch Praia porcelain tile collection and 16- x 32-inch Praia Crema Arterra porcelain pavers are perfect for giving your indoor and outdoor spaces a cohesive look. Featuring softly hued colors that complement nearly any decor, these pavers and tiles make a signature statement on floors, accent walls or any properties where a low-maintenance, easy-to-clean and durable material is needed.