Spain’s leading tile manufacturers will present an exciting range of new ceramic and porcelain designs on Stand 401.
Pattern is an important interiors story and the way this trend is interpreted by the Spanish tile industry is innovative. New launches from Cevica, Dune, Gayafores, ZYX, Peronda, and Arcana will inspire architects and designers who want to customise a space. Peronda’s FS Heritage Leaves by Francisco Segarra uses Layer Tech – new digital printing technology by layers – that allows for a contrast between a vintage tile pattern and the marks of the passage of time on the clay surface.
One of the most popular characteristics of ceramic as a material is its potential to offer striking colour and to create a particular atmosphere by the placement of colour. On Stand 401 brands such as Harmony, Keros, Cerámica Elias, and Equipe will draw on the rich tradition of glazed artisanal tiles, yet offer a contemporary spin that is fresh and original. Often tiles are created with a strong visual concept in mind. Element by Keros, which is modular in design, offers formats such as hexagonals and mosaic 30x30s that work well with rectangular and square tiles.
Neutrals can also be intriguing, which is proven by the innovative display of tiles from Vives, Colorker, Tau, Argenta, and Decocer. In their hands, grey and beige are dynamic with subtle tonations or interesting textures.
Yet ceramics are so flexible they don’t have to look like tiles. Using the latest digital printing techniques, manufacturers are able to replicate all types of raw materials faithfully while still retaining the benefits of porcelain. Marble-effects, for example, are particularly impressive.
Arklam will show off its new Calacatta Gold series, which is prescient of the trend towards warmer hues, and Museum will reveal Dreamy, which comes in four elegant shades with subtle striations.