With a reputation for beauty and technical performance, Spanish tiles draw on a rich heritage of creativity, while remaining at the leading edge of contemporary design.
This year’s London Surface Design Show will see Tile of Spain showcase eye-catching examples of modern Spanish tiles, including Cevica’s Good Vibes, which is reminiscent of a quilt of octagonal patchwork pieces; Roca’s Fabric range, evoking the warmth of tweed, and Dune’s Transverse, with its simple diagonal lines in copper, clay, cement and graphite tones.
With its micro-relief surface, the Concrete range by Ceramica Cas has a subtle geometric design which is created using very fine lines. There are also a number of interesting Décor tiles in the Concrete collection using the same colour palette.
The more experimental tile formats set to appear at the London exhibition include surfaces in Peronda’s Harmony Collection, such as the new Fading range by Japanese design studio Kuramoto – which feature overlapping patterns and finishes. Equally innovative is Zirconio’s Silver Prisma format which playfully uses geometry to create a gentle undulating surface of softened diagonals. Both surfaces are visually challenging because of their sense of movement. Individual tiles are interesting in themselves offering optical effects such as Equipe Ceramica’s Magical range in two different multi-faceted surfaces, Umbrella and Star.
The Surface Design Show will take place at London’s Business Design Centre on the 6-8th of February 2018.The Surface Design Show | surfacedesignshow.com