Surface showcase

Surface showcase

September 2019

100% Design, the commercial cornerstone event of the London Design Festival, will take place at Olympia London from 18th to 21st September.  TSJ sets the scene for UK tile enthusiasts.

First staged in 1994, 100% Design is the largest and longest running design trade event for industry professionals in the UK.  Held at Olympia, it is the commercial cornerstone event of the London Design Festival. Attracting more than 27,000 visitors across four days, the audience includes architects, designers, specifiers, retailers, and developers.

2019 marks the 25th anniversary of 100% Design.  This year’s show will present a stellar line-up of brands, thought-provoking features, and the biggest names in design and architecture including David Rockwell and Marcel Wanders.

100% Design is sub-divided into a series of complementary events: Design London, Interiors, Design & Build, Emerging Brands, and Detail London.  The latter is a new destination for the luxury interior design community during London Design Festival.  Located in one of Olympia's lavish Victorian reception rooms, Detail London will showcase the latest high-end contemporary soft furnishings and wall coverings by international design companies. It will even have its own dedicated entrance on Olympia Way, as well as direct access to and from 100% Design.

With original murals and period features, the Olympia Room's majestic grandeur is perfectly suited for showcasing high-end contemporary fabrics, textiles and wall coverings. It will feature areas designed to encourage community networking and informal meetings.

The ceramic tile and natural stone sector will be well represented in 2019; with some very familiar brands exhibiting alongside some less well known and niche brands.

They include Adex:  one of Spain’s most historic ceramic tile factories.  This family- owned business is committed to the production of artistic tiles, with a high level of quality and a love of detail.  Adex specialise in small format tiles, with different shapes and finishes, and a wide range of special pieces.  Adex’s point of differentiation is the combination of  outstanding design created using traditional production technology.

Adex’s Rombos range features 100 by 200mm diamond shaped tiles in three different finishes: gloss (white and biscuit colours) and metallic colours with an unique surface (cobalto, niquel, platino and oro viejo) and matt finishing (nacar and grafito finishes) with a fabrics texture.  All colours can combine with decorative tacos to great effect.

Adex’s Modernista range offers craquelle effect tiles, both flat and beveled.  This is a versatile range that complements both traditional, modern or minimalist interiors.

Established 2013, Amirco Tiles & Bathrooms is a family-run home improvement business that takes great pride in its product quality.
Sourcing and importing products direct from the manufacturer, Amirco claims to provide projects with the very best priced, high quality, porcelain tiles on the market.

The company also offers ranges of bathroom products, stone worktops, wood flooring, heating, and a new range of patio tiles.

Antonio Lupi is an internationally renowned producer of designer bathroom furniture.  Antonio Lupi looks at the bathroom in its entirety and, as a consequence of this holistic approach, not only produces sanitaryware, washbasins, showers, and bathtubs, but also mirrors and lamps, wall decorations, and much more.

Azteca has been manufacturing ceramic tiles for more than 50 years of experience.  One of the current stars of the company’s portfolio is Nairobi , a 194 by 1,200mm in various colours including  Roble, Gris, and Haya.  The 300 by 300mm decors are particularly impressive, as are the 245 by 278mm Decor Mosaico.

Designed in Paris and handmade in Morocco, Bahya’s beautiful tiles are now offered in 20 patterns and 72 colours offering a vast range of creative combinations.

Bahya discovered the enduring beauty of cement tiles during many tours of Morocco: a unique material with patinated finishes, and yet still daring in terms of creativity.

Bahya’s collections, drawn in Paris, combine contemporary appeal with a timeless elegance.  They are characterised by graphic lines, an assertive style, and sober, delicate tones that are well adapted to urban interiors.

Established in 2002 to supply high quality products for landscaping and construction, Kayser (exhibiting as Brick Slips) has expanded its operations into the interiors sector with a collection of versatile brick slips.

Today the company can boast 17 years’ experience as the UK’s leading supplier of brick slips.  The portfolio features a plethora of different cladding options for almost any situation, including specially cut slips for any wall configuration, offering custom solutions for curved walls, inverted walls, and weight restricted walls.

Kayser can match the colour and texture of any existing brick type, and also offers mortar in any RAL colour.

Ceracasa is a Spanish pioneer in the manufacture and marketing of high quality ceramic floor and wall tiles. Ceracasa offers the market a choice of different brands underpinned by teamwork, innovation and service. A wide range of products is marketed under the Ceracasa brand in more than 90 countries around the world.

One of the stars at 100% Design will be Davos; a striking porcelain range available in 491 by 982mm and 491 by 491mm formats.

Cevica specialises in small format wall and floor tiles, from 50 by 150mm to 150 by 300mm.  Cevica focuses on making ceramic tile ranges with a large choice of colours in different and special finishes, like craquelle and reactive glazes.  Cevica also offers bespoke tiles in small quantities.

Cevica has partnered with French designer Pascal Turbé, to create a range that is creative, imaginative and plays with styles in a natural way.  The Good Vibes range features colours and patterns that are very trendy.   The range is also practical and has an R10 anti slip rating.

Dune was born in 1993 with a mission to create unique, original spaces.  Design and innovation are the bedrock of the brand.  The company aspires to explore the limit of the possibilities offered by ceramic, stone, glass, and metal materials which are transformed by Dune into striking decorative solutions for architects and interior designers.

Today Dune operates a commercial network of 11 branches around the world, including  the UK.

Elite Stone is an Italian producer of luxury natural stone that specialises in luxurious raw slabs and collaborates in prestigious projects all over the world.

Elite Stone produces around 70.000 sq. metres of luxury marble and onyx slabs per year.  The company’s experts develop high-end stone projects starting from the customers’ concept, through to offering bespoke design combined with the most advanced and innovative stone processing technologies in the market.

While all of Elite Stone’s products are produced in Italy, the company has recently worked on a private residence carrying out all the marble elements of the luxurious interior design.  This involved surveying, manufacturing, and installing stone for the bathroom, hallway flooring, entrance flooring, stairways, and spa.

Handmade Tiles Margate is where traditional tile making and craftsmanship meets contemporary design.  The company offers a wide range of tiles in exciting colours, shapes and finishes: including terracotta, concrete and ceramics handmade by artisan tile makers from around the world.

At 100% Design the company will be showcasing new ranges from tile makers around the world and launching the Margate Tile Makers range.  For the last few months, the company has been collaborating with Margate's artists and makers in creating an in-house collection of contemporary, alternative tile designs in a range of materials .

Established in 1988, Reptile specialise in the production of bespoke hand-painted tiles. Original and unique, Reptile’s colourful tiles have been commissioned all around the world.

Reptile specialise in producing bespoke commissions.  Previous private commissions have included tiles and tile panels for kitchens, bathrooms, fireplaces and conservatories.  Each is an individual work of art. Handmade and hand painted, no two tiles are ever the same.  Reptile does not use stencils, apart from for the corner motifs.  Each tile is painted freehand: a significant USP.

Tile of Spain is the umbrella brand of the Spanish ceramic industry, promoting the country’s legacy of aesthetic excellence and technological innovation. The Tile of Spain brand has become a symbol of originality associated with values such as personalization, versatility, design, sustainability, and innovation.

Spanish ceramic tiles are versatile and offer countless alternatives together with the technological knowledge and flexibility necessary to overcome any challenge and carry out any project.

Todagres, founded in 1969 in Vila-real, Castellón, Spain is a specialist in the manufacture, and distribution of technical porcelain tiles.
Todagres’s technical porcelain stems from the application of the most advanced and innovative technology in the tile industry; a philosophy based on competitiveness, reinvestment, job creation, and sustainable development.

UpGroup, the Italian marble pioneers, debut at 100% Design
UpGroup, the Italian marble company, will be exhibiting for the first time at 100% Design. UpGroup are known for pushing the boundaries of marble application in contemporary architecture and interior design.  The company not only quarries marble but also has a dedicated research and development team.  As well as marble for floors and walls, UpGroup has also explored marble’s use in furniture, lighting, and much more.

Established as Up & Up in 1969, the company began by transforming marble into objects, furnishings, bathrooms, cladding, and exclusive products for prestigious architectural projects.

In 1979, Up & Up became UpGroup.  It has continued to work on new processing technologies such as laser cutting.

For the past 40 years UpGroup has collaborated with some of the most famous names in architecture and design, including Michele De Lucchi, Aldo Rossi, Enzo Mari, Sergio Asti, Adolfo Natalini, Philippe Starck, Ugo La Pietra, Leonardo De Carlo, Alessandro Mendini, Marco Piva, David Palterer, Andrea Branzi, Mario Bellini, and Luca Scacchetti.

This has created a fascinating back-catalogue of marble objects, tables, fireplaces, fountains, garden benches, and interior floors, that are all still available from UpGroup.

In the architectural field, UpGroup has collaborated with many well known architects, designers and stone contractors, for the construction of public, civil and residential architecture.  It has also undertaken delicate conservation work on historic buildings, such as Florence Cathedral, the Uffizi Museum, and the Beethoven House Museum in Bonn.

UpGroup prides itself on its bespoke design. The company’s skilled artisans have produced a huge range of products including dining tables, desks, fountains, benches, fireplaces, clocks and lamps; as well as flooring and cladding solutions.

UpGroup specialise in rare and precious stones.  The portfolio includes apuan green, bardiglio imperiale, breccia medicea, calacatta and calacatta oro, cuzko black, Fior di bosco, latakia brown, maple wood, moroccan leather, onice antico, portoro, sicilian yellow jasper, statuario, tiger black and versilian green.

These stones are offered in a huge range of surface fishes spanning bush-hammered, bush-hammered and aged, sandblasted, leathered, hand grooved, hand split, and flamed.

For dimensional applications UpGroup offers three-dimensional weaves, unusual chequered patterns and plays on colour, in which different stones intermingle harmoniously to form a cohesive whole.  

100% Design
Wednesday 18th September: 10.00 - 17.00
Thursday 19th September: 10.00 - 21.00
Friday 20th September: 10.00 - 17.00
Saturday 21st September: 10.00 - 17.00
Olympia London
Hammersmith Road, London  W14 8UX

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