Meet the rich, graphic textures of winter 2017.The latest collections feature marble, stone, and wood-look tiles, with new sizes from popular subway tiles to the giant porcelain slabs.
Winter 2017 is all about natural inspiration: wood, stone, and marble patterns; rich winter hues from ominous grey skies, snowy white landscapes, and the warmth of the fire; icy, ultra-smooth, polished textures against rugged, weather-worn stone. Whether you’re inspired by fire or ice, there’s something new to fall in love with.
Porcelain marble looks
New marble styles from Ariostea and Iris Ceramica: The identity of marble gets a contemporary perspective.
Marmi 3.0. Eight new hues like Onix – a natural cream color with subtle veining, and Georgette Grey – a warm, stone grey with striped veins, define the collection. Marmi 3.0 also introduces subway tile to Iris Ceramica’s marble offerings.
Marmi Classici. Arisotea brings picture-perfect hues to its porcelain marble line: from the pure white of Calacatta Lincoln to the deep black of Nero Marquinia.
Porcelain stone looks
Environmental and ecological issues are influencing aesthetic trends more and more, making stone-look tile one of the most sought-out this season. Iris Ceramica is introducing “Quayside” – mixing stone textures with graphic prints, and “Cube” – more sophisticated natural stone styles. Both collections also feature speciality sizes and shapes like subway and hex tiles.
Ariostea has released “Northstone” –a collection that expresses the rough, bold, yet refined character of nordic design in five colour variants that can be easily mixed to create settings that stimulate the senses.
With seven neutral colours, available in three different sizes, “Pietre del Brenta” from FMG interacts with contemporary architecture, defining spaces with either clean lines or a stylish cobbled effect.
Porcelain Slabs: Marble Onyx & Concrete
Definitive large-format porcelain slabs get an enhanced aesthetic in four new collections. Fiandre Maximum has added wood-look tile slabs in its new Eminent Maximum collection while expanding its Marquinia Maximum line with new shades.
Ariostea has announced the addition of three new colors to the Onici collection, broadening its range of design as well as two new finishes: “natural” and “silk polish”.
Porcelaingres is expanding its ever-popular Urban collection with two additional colors in the redefined Urban Great.
Made in USA
Italian inspired; American made: Fiandre USA presents three new collections – “Westloop”, “Approach”, and “Tao”. Each look has its own signature style – “Westloop” goes retro-modern, while “Tao’s” East-meets-West style is decidedly more serene; “Approach” is almost novel in its simplicity… but all three embody a contemporary feel, perfect for modern spaces.
Fiandre released a collection fit for artists with Musa+. Ceramic tiles in an original range of neutral, earthy colors with sizes and shapes designed to inspire creativity, setting no limits whatsoever on your imagination.
Diesel Collection: Iris Ceramica and Diesel have teamed up to present Diesel Living, a new collection featuring urban familiarity and Italian design. The two partners put together two seemingly unrelated vocabularies to give ceramic surfaces new expressive potential. Their research focused on the future of living, combining the fashion and design know-how of Iris Ceramica and Diesel Living to create surface coverings in the urban and industrial style.