We began this week’s coverage of the Cersaie international ceramic tile and bath fittings show, in Bologna, Italy, by spotlighting a trio of notable designer–manufacturer parings. After spending two more days scouring the 545,000 square feet of exhibition space, we have a few more match-ups to add to our list.
Ascot kicked off its Game of Fifteen collection, which will ultimately feature the work of 15 designers in succession, with a selection of licensed work from the late Pop artist Keith Haring reproduced on 8"-square tile. The black-and-white, line-based drawings feature some of Haring's signature elements, including his "radiant baby," "barking dog," and "running man."
Philippe Starck’s eponymous studio expanded its line of 12"-square, white-body glossy and matte wall tiles to include four 24"-square porcelain stoneware pieces for floors and walls. Offered in white, gray, beige, and black, Starck’s additions to Technic provide a neutral base with either a smooth or a textured surface and with the option of a thin, textured border.
London-based designer Robert Dawson weaves threads of gold and platinum hues to create a labyrinthine composition for bold feature walls or standalone vignettes. Ariana—whose name derives from the Greek myth of Ariadne's thread—comprises 12"-square, double-fired tiles in glossy white and black, each in four metallic patterns. Designers can use the tiles to create single, visually intertwined patterns or mix and match them for a shifting installation.
We’re at Cersaie 2014 all week, so follow along @architectmag for the latest in wall, floor, and surface finishes.