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Bologna – At this year’s Cersaie, the international meeting with surface design and bathroom furnishing brands, we noticed three major trends.
MILAN – Transcending the two-dimensionality of tiles, designer Matteo Cibic curates with Studio Blanco a unique hospitality experience for Milan Design Week.
FIORANO MODENESE, Italy – Architecture and interior design studio Area-17 rethinks social spaces for the new Iris Ceramica and FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti showroom.
Milan – Large swaths of Neolith sintered stone make Alessandro Borghese’s new restaurant a luxurious interpretation of his eclectic personality.
Paris – Working with local artisans and aged natural materials like burnt wood and oxidized copper, Raphael Navot transforms the Hotel National des Arts et Métiers.
LONDON – Space Popular reinterprets the cathedral in Glass Chain, and calls into question the nature of glass in the phygital world.
SEOUL – The Vavas eyewear store in Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam District, gives centre stage to a display object that’s both rough boulder and sleek stainless steel.
SHENZHEN, China – Everyone loves greenery indoors, but has One Plus Partnership missed the point? Or is the Shenzhen Raffles City office design a practical alternative?
Moscow – Broken tiles in a tanning salon may be a step too far in celebrating the spirit of exposed construction materials.
Sardinia, Italy – The renowned Italian chef’s new ConFusion restaurant in Porto Cervo is dramatic, luxurious, and surprisingly practical – thanks to Neolith Calacatta Gold.
MATERIALS – Chemetal brings interior spaces to life with Glowing Metals, an energetic collection of 36 new metal designs and laminates.
Bologna, Italy – Ceramiche Refin’s new Overlay collection features natural hues and brushstroke textures to create tiles with a serene aesthetic.
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