At Tromsø Airport in Tromsø, Norway, a mosaic mural featuring nearly 48,000 mosaic tiles from Artaic was created near the restrooms, greeting visitors in the terminal. The 54-square-foot mural was inspired by a photograph of the Northern Lights over Tromsdalen.
For interior designer Alena Capra of Alena Capra Designs in Fort Lauderdale, FL, combining porcelain tile and natural stone in her projects is what she genuinely enjoys to do. “The result is beautiful,” she said when describing an apartment in New York City that she recently renovated.
Piero Fornasetti was a versatile Italian artist known for his eclectic works. Deemed one of the most prolific figures of the 20th century, Fornasetti collaborated with a range of other artists from the 1930s to 1980s to create various artworks, from engravings to furniture.
Often times, when people hear the word “tilework,” the traditional 4- x 4- or 8- x 8-inch subway tiles that are commonly seen on kitchen walls may come to mind. However, there is an entire universe of tile artists creating custom artworks with different varieties of mosaic tile.
The eternal charm of wood, with its naturalness, grain and color shades, is reflected in the Sequoia collection by Realonda Ceramica, and shown in different formats and reliefs. The 40- x 120-cm rectified porcelain is inspired by the warmth of the Nordic style with thin and irregular wood strips.
Island Stone's Glass Essentials offers go-to, everyday-use shapes and colors that blend effortlessly with the company's designer offerings. With nine different colors and two finishes, the tiles are suitable for nearly any application.
With sustainability at the forefront, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, CA, was designed to withstand the test of time, with intricately crafted floor mosaics that depict California’s diverse ecosystem.
After more than one decade in the making, the state-of-the-art Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, CA, recently opened. The 521,000-square-foot building was designed to depict California’s diverse ecosystem and natural beauty, with each floor representing a native eco-region.
Designed by the architect, Marco Lucchi, the “Lounge Bar” at Salone de Mobile 2019 highlighted the ability of Sicis products to mold and adapt in infinite two-dimensional and three-dimensional combinations, allowing the development of high-impact entertainment spaces.
Showcasing the latest products for tile mosaics from American Olean, Anatolia Tile + Stone, Artaic, Cancos Tile and Stone, Ceramica Vogue, Daltile, Ege Seramik, Fap Ceramiche, Island Stone, Lunada Bay Tile, Marazzi, Merola Tile, Nemo Tile, StonePeak Ceramics, Vitromex USA, and Walker Zanger.
The Robert D. Love Downtown YMCA in Wichita, KS, officially opened in November 2012. After almost two years of planning and designing, the architect, general contractor and tile installer all worked together to help bring the project to life, which features various types of porcelain and ceramic tile from American Olean, Daltile and Atlas Concorde.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we have tile installation case studies from Portland, OR, Milwaukee, WI, New York, NY, Tromsø, Norway, and Las Vegas, NV. Take a look at this month's Technical Focus on lippage-free tile installation, read the latest Contractor Spotlight, and much more!