Tiles

Tiles are widely used for flooring in tabletops for dining rooms, flooring in kitchen, bathrooms, parking lots, as well as rooftops. Tiles are made from materials like ceramic, porcelain, glass, stone, etc. For any decor, tiles are available in a number of sizes, shapes, colors, textures, and decorating styles. There are different types of tiles used for floors, walls, interiors, and bathrooms.

Bathroom Tiles: Bathroom tiles come in a wide array of materials, shapes, and colors. It is not suitable for wet spots. 

Ceramic or Porcelain Tile- These kinds of tiles are created from a mixture of clays that have been pressed into shape and fired in a kiln at high temperatures. 

Decorative Tile- These kinds of tiles are made of a range of materials and embossed or decorated with a variety of images or patterns.

Glass Tile: These kinds of tiles have an elegant, reflective surface. It comes in a range of stock colors as well as custom hues.

Granite Tile: It is harder than most other natural stones and works well on bathroom countertops or floors in high-traffic areas.

Products & Materials Tiles

Drop Coffee Cafe Designed by Dubai-based Roar Studio

Broken Ceramic Tiles and Terrazzo Flooring Decorates This Cafe Designed by Dubai-based Roar Studio

Broken Ceramic Tiles and Terrazzo Flooring Decorates This Cafe Designed by Dubai-based Roar Studio

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Aditya Gupta, CEO of Orient Bell Limited

How a Tile Brand is transforming digitally | Orient Bell Limited | Brand Buzz | Surfaces Reporter

The special guest of SURFACES REPORTER BRAND BUZZ is Aditya Gupta, CEO of Orient Bell Limited for a special interaction with Vertica Dvivedi, the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine.

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Tile of Spain Awards 2020 Winning Projects: SR Bulletin

Tile of Spain Awards 2020: Winning Projects | SR Bulletin

SURFACES REPORTER (SR) feels glad to share the list of winning projects that are awarded for using the best use of Tiles in Architecture and Design at 2020 Tile of Spain Awards.

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Manoj Patel Reuses Clay Roof Tiles Depicting ‘Toran’ Graphics to Create the Distinct Façade of This House | MPDS | Vadodara

Manoj Patel Reuses Clay Roof Tiles Depicting ‘Toran’ Graphics to Create the Distinct Façade of This House | MPDS | Vadodara

Manoj Patel Design Studio reused clay roof tiles on the exterior of their latest residential project in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. The addition of clay roof tiles on the facade gives not only a beautiful appearance to the building but it also minimises heat gain by blocking sunlight.

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Indonesia imposes import taxes on Vietnamese tiles and ceramics

Indonesia imposes Import taxes on lndian Tiles

Indonesia is officially applying import tariffs on tiles and ceramics coming from Vietnam and India.

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Carbon tiles out of polluted air made by Mumbai-based team of architects and engineers

Know the Indian Architect who created Tiles from Polluted Air

Groundbreaking ideas can come from anywhere and from anyone. This time it is a Mumbai-based team of architects and engineers who claimed to convert soot, dirt and particulate captured from polluted air into tiles.

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10 Striking Tiles designs

10 Striking Tile designs

Here are 10 Striking Tile designs selected by SR.

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Tile Industry in Stress: GCC Levies Anti-Dumping Duty

At a time when Morbi players were expecting the GCC to continue the deferment in the imposition of anti-dumping duties, the decision to levy the duty comes as a jolt.

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COVER STORY: WORKING FROM HOME: Alok Agarwal,CMO, Orientbell Tiles

Read viewpoint of Mr Alok Agarwal on Working from Home.

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Top Ten Trends Shaping The Tile Industry In 2020

Trends Shaping The Tile Industry In 2020

Gone are those days when people would choose basic white/monotonous flooring options for their homes. Today, homeowners have become very specific when it comes to home flooring, sometimes even going for really standout or unique tiling variants.

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Parag Traders, Indore

Parag Traders, Indore: Exclusive Products from All Over the World

Indore based, Parag Traders Showroom is an exclusive home decor and furnishing showroom of tiles, sanitaryware and lights.

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What is Trending in Tiles?

Leading Brands, Architects & Designers Share What is Trending in Tiles

The general perception towards home aesthetic has changed and people have started looking at tiles (floor and wall) as an important element of their home decor. With the introduction of bigger sizes, digital design-tiles have now started offering both aesthetic value and durability.

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Manoj Patel Design Studio, Vadodara

Creating a Wavy Façade Using Clay Roof Tiles

Manoj Patel Design Studio, Vadodara, while designing this residence, interestingly transformed Ridged V-shaped sloping roof clay tiles of dimensions 10” height X 8” depth X 4”wide into an appealing wavy elevation façade.

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Orient Bell Limited

Orient Bell Bags Contract with Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation

Orient Bell Limited, OBL, a leading manufacturer of ceramic and vitrified tiles in the country has bagged a contract with the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation with their Sahara Series - Full Body Tiles.

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CREATING A WAVY FAÇADE USING CLAY ROOF TILES

A Wavy Façade using Clay Roof Tiles by Ar Manoj Patel, Manoj Patel Design Studio, Gujarat

In this project by Architect Manoj Patel, Manoj Patel Design Studio, Gujarat, the Ridged V-shaped sloping roof clay tiles of dimensions 10" height X 8" depth X 4" wide have been interestingly transformed into an appealing wavy elevation façade.

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H&R Johnson Opens House of Johnson Experience Centre in Pune; Launches Smart Series Tiles

The Experience Centre boasts of a wide range of tiles for all different spaces, including residential interiors, exteriors, parking areas, commercial spaces and industrial spaces

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An Exquisite Tile Showroom by Spaces Architects, Delhi

An Exquisite Tile Showroom by Spaces Architects, Delhi

Not a showroom but a museum cum experience center where people would spend hours to look, select and know about the kinds of tiles available in today’s market.

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Sparkling Tiles from Somany

Sparkling Tiles from Somany

Creating a masterpiece requires a unique combination of durability and elegance. What would be better way than the latest Duragres Claro Series with some of the most exquisite & beautiful tiles.

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Recycling takes a new meaning with these innovations in Tiles.

Tiles from Recycled Glass

Recycling takes a new meaning with these innovations in Tiles.

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A tile range that reminds  us of Milan  in the 80s

A Tile Range that Reminds Us of Milan in the 80s

With the usual experimental approach of Casamood, Artwork investigates its original inspiration to disassemble and reorganise it, transforming an ancient art of tradition into a new, informed and pondered design technique.

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Artistic tiles  from Bharat Flooring

Artistic Tiles from Bharat Flooring

Bharat Flooring Brush Stroke tile design represents the love of the artist for art, texture, and pattern.

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Germ-free wall tiles from Johnson Tiles

Germ-Free Technology Infused in Johnson Tiles

The Germ-Free technology infused in Johnson Tiles inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi on the tile surface.

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Add class and comfort to flooring with Parterre’s Elemental Plank & Tile collection

Add class and comfort to flooring with Parterre’s Elemental Plank & Tile collection

Aged Oak vinyl flooring from Parterre’s Elemental Plank & Tile collection adds class and comfort to the flooring.

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One of the popular and leading tiles and sanitaryware organizations Builders Home has made its imprint among real estate developers since the most recent four decades.

New Transformation of Edge Studio on Completion of 40 years

One of the popular and leading tiles and sanitaryware organizations Builders Home has made its imprint among real estate developers since the most recent four decades.

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A market leader in the industry “NITCO”, India’s premium brand, is well known for its fine product quality, innovation & customer service. Known as a trendsetter, “NITCO” brings Italian excellence with exemplary quality of Tiles

NITCO Launches Its All-New Collection of Italian Glazed Porcelain Tiles at Indian Prices

A market leader in the industry “NITCO”, India’s premium brand, is well known for its fine product quality, innovation & customer service. Known as a trendsetter, “NITCO” brings Italian excellence with exemplary quality of Tiles

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With a deep understanding of the ever-growing need for quality education in our country Orient Bell Limited, one of the largest manufacturers of ceramic and vitrified tiles in the country has innovated educational tiles.

Orient Bell Limited Sets Out To Redesign Schools with Their Educational Tiles

With a deep understanding of the ever-growing need for quality education in our country Orient Bell Limited, one of the largest manufacturers of ceramic and vitrified tiles in the country has innovated educational tiles.

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Kalesinterflex is one of Turkey’s oldest and world’s most renowned ceramic tiles manufacturers pioneering in the ultra large sized formats.

Worlds Most Popular Flexible Porcelain Tiles

Kalesinterflex is one of Turkey’s oldest and world’s most renowned ceramic tiles manufacturers pioneering in the ultra large sized formats.

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Kajaria Ceramics is the largest manufacturer of ceramic/vitrified tiles in India with manufacturing units equipped with cutting edge modern technology.

Working Hand in Hand with Innovation & Exclusivity - KAJARIA CERAMICS LTD

Kajaria Ceramics is the largest manufacturer of ceramic/vitrified tiles in India with manufacturing units equipped with cutting edge modern technology.

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Digital Tweed offers a unique blend of fabric and porcelain. Its textile qualities creates striking graphic effects and ceramic textures.

You’ll Love Watching These Fabric Look Porcelain Tiles

Digital Tweed offers a unique blend of fabric and porcelain. Its textile qualities creates striking graphic effects and ceramic textures.

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Germany’s premium Sanitaryware brand Sternhagen organized an exclusive preview of its new range of contemporary and persuasive composite 3-Dimensional Wall Tiles.

3D Composite Tiles from the House of Sternhagen Exhibited at a Preview in New Delhi

Germany’s premium Sanitaryware brand Sternhagen organized an exclusive preview of its new range of contemporary and persuasive composite 3-Dimensional Wall Tiles.

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Craftsmanship faces a lot of challenges with the rigid dimensions of Tiles. While technology seems to have favoured other types of structures more than thin-tile vaulting ones.

Wesam Al Asali Uses Tiles in an Archway in His IN-SITU Project

Craftsmanship faces a lot of challenges with the rigid dimensions of Tiles. While technology seems to have favoured other types of structures more than thin-tile vaulting ones.

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Surfaces Reporter is glad to share a special project that was awarded for the best use of Tiles in Architecture.

Tile of Spain Award: Best Use of Tiles in Architecture

Surfaces Reporter is glad to share a special project that was awarded for the best use of Tiles in Architecture.

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This is a showroom for tiles, which looks more like a museum for tiles.

Intersekt Showroom- A Splendid Museum For Tiles

The wonderful facade of Intersekt showroom depicts natural weathering of stones creating multiple lines and layers.

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The Company plans to add 800 dealers-sub dealers and 300 showrooms across India in next two years and recently launched its biggest ‘Luxury Tile Arcade’ in Ahmedabad, a 18,000 sqft Display Centre.

Asian Granito to Aggressively Focus on Increasing Retail Presence

The Company plans to add 800 dealers-sub dealers and 300 showrooms across India in next two years and recently launched its biggest ‘Luxury Tile Arcade’ in Ahmedabad, a 18,000 sqft Display Centre.

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Surfaces Reporter Magazine shares an excerpt of the corporate announcement made on March 2018. OBL has been an eminent associate and sponsor of various events organized by us.

Orient Bell (Tiles) Welcomes New CEO, Aditya Gupta

Surfaces Reporter Magazine shares an excerpt of the corporate announcement made on March 2018. OBL has been an eminent associate and sponsor of various events organized by us.

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Dubai, a modern cosmopolitan, has the entire world enthralled with its city structure’s design and beauty. This fascination with the design of the city is the inspiration behind Hani Mahfouz’s installation which will be on display d3, titled ‘The Skyline’.

Hani Mahfouz: Re-Inventing Dubai’s Iconic Skyline

Dubai, a modern cosmopolitan, has the entire world enthralled with its city structure’s design and beauty. This fascination with the design of the city is the inspiration behind Hani Mahfouz’s installation which will be on display d3.

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This is a recently completed showroom for tiles, more like a museum for tiles. The concept is different with its bold abstract elevation, dark interiors with the focus just being on tiles.

Exploring Tiles for Tiles Intersekt Showroom, New Delhi

This is a recently completed showroom for tiles, more like a museum for tiles. The concept is different with its bold abstract elevation, dark interiors with the focus just being on tiles.

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This revolutionary range of tiles takes things to the next level by taking care of a less-sought after issue of tiles/cladding – safety. Johnson Endura Clad Care tiles are practical, aesthetically pleasing and are perfect for both, interior and exterior wall cladding.

Tile Revolution by H&R Johnson

This revolutionary range of tiles takes things to the next level by taking care of a less-sought after issue of tiles/cladding – safety. Johnson Endura Clad Care tiles are practical, aesthetically pleasing and are perfect for both, interior and exterior wall cladding.

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CeraCasa deals in Imported Bath fittings and Sanitaryware from brands such as Villeroy & Boch, Globo and Fima, Carlo Frattini. Imported Tiles brands like Imola, Keraben Appiani, Panneria group as well as domestic project dealers.

Limited Edition of Exclusive Imported Tiles by Ceracasa

CeraCasa deals in Imported Bath fittings and Sanitaryware from brands such as Villeroy & Boch, Globo and Fima, Carlo Frattini. Imported Tiles brands like Imola, Keraben Appiani, Panneria group as well as domestic project dealers.

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India Ltd, one of India’s largest tiles companies has welcomed the GST council recommendation to lower the GST on Marble, Granite and Ceramic tiles of all kinds from 28% to 18% and expressed confidence that it will benefit over 700 ceramic tiles units from Gujarat.

Big Boost for Ceramic Industry: 18% GST on Ceramic Tiles, Marble, Quartz & Granite

India Ltd, one of India’s largest tiles companies has welcomed the GST council recommendation to lower the GST on Marble, Granite and Ceramic tiles of all kinds from 28% to 18% and expressed confidence that it will benefit over 700 ceramic tiles units from Gujarat.

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Asian Granito India Limited (AGIL), one of India’s largest tiles companies has entered into a joint venture with Paramshree Granito Pvt Ltd for setting up a green field facility for Quartz stone at Prantij in Himmatnagar, Gujarat

Asian Granito India Ltd enters into Joint Venture for setting up a plant for Quartz stone

Asian Granito India Limited (AGIL), one of India’s largest tiles companies has entered into a joint venture with Paramshree Granito Pvt Ltd for setting up a green field facility for Quartz stone at Prantij in Himmatnagar, Gujarat

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CERA Sanitary ware Ltd., one of the fastest growing home solutions providers in India, launched a new collection of exclusive designer tiles for floor and wall at an event held in Kadi, where its main manufacturing plants for sanitary ware and faucets are situated.

Cera India Launches a Swanky New Collection of Designer Tiles

CERA Sanitary ware Ltd., one of the fastest growing home solutions providers in India, launched a new collection of exclusive designer tiles for floor and wall at an event held in Kadi, where its main manufacturing plants for sanitary ware and faucets are situated.

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Digital Printing opened up a whole new world andthere has been no looking back ever since. Ceramic Tiles today are being used in diverse range of projects and creating signature interiors.

Surfaces Reporter Tiles 2017 Designers Perspective

Digital Printing opened up a whole new world andthere has been no looking back ever since. Ceramic Tiles today are being used in diverse range of projects and creating signature interiors.

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Style starts from the bottom up. Colour being an essential part of the equation, creating the mood and style of the décor. A Bold geometric floor with a shade of blue set in a playful hexagonal patterned tile.

Design by Meta - creates "Rule the rolls"

Style starts from the bottom up. Colour being an essential part of the equation, creating the mood and style of the décor. A Bold geometric floor with a shade of blue set in a playful hexagonal patterned tile.

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Studio Creo was founded with an objective of creating a resource centre for designing interiors using some of the best products from the most iconic Italian brands. Parushni Aggarwal brings together inspirational and eclectic collections in a visually stimulating environment.

Fucina Collection by Tagina Tiles

Studio Creo was founded with an objective of creating a resource centre for designing interiors using some of the best products from the most iconic Italian brands. Parushni Aggarwal brings together inspirational and eclectic collections in a visually stimulating environment.

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AR. Nishita Kamdar Studio Nishita Kamdar, Mumbai. Abstractness of Tiles -Funky Tiled Living room done with A ttangudi Tile and gives very big impact on the overall look of the house. The other elements are kept simple.

Ar. Nishita Kamdar "Abstractness of Tiles"

AR. Nishita Kamdar Studio Nishita Kamdar, Mumbai. Abstractness of Tiles -Funky Tiled Living room done with A ttangudi Tile and gives very big impact on the overall look of the house. The other elements are kept simple.

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Asian Granito India Limited (AGIL), one of India’s largest tiles companies recently inaugurated its exclusive Grestek series showroom in Pune.

AGL Tiles Flags-Off Grestek Exclusive Showroom in Pune

Asian Granito India Limited (AGIL), one of India’s largest tiles companies recently inaugurated its exclusive Grestek series showroom in Pune.

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AVO leather wall tiles are heavy weight, full grain leather suitable for all indoor dry applications. The tiles are100 percent veg-tanned leather with a smooth tight grain. Protected by a water resistant finish, AVO tiles are easy to maintain and install.

Leather Wall Tiles from Avo Studio

AVO leather wall tiles are heavy weight, full grain leather suitable for all indoor dry applications. The tiles are100 percent veg-tanned leather with a smooth tight grain. Protected by a water resistant finish, AVO tiles are easy to maintain and install.

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This amazing looking façade addresses the client’s requirement of a new monumental entrance. The façade relates to the natural environment of the Museum’s extensive landscape.

Terracotta Tiles as A Facade Material

This amazing looking façade addresses the client’s requirement of a new monumental entrance. The façade relates to the natural environment of the Museum’s extensive landscape.

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Craftsmanship faces a lot of challenges with the rigid dimensions of Tiles. While technology seems to have favoured other types of structures more than thin-tile vaulting ones, it is still an essential asset to find solutions that empower the traditional know-how in building practice.

SEE WHAT TILES CAN DO!

Craftsmanship faces a lot of challenges with the rigid dimensions of Tiles. While technology seems to have favoured other types of structures more than thin-tile vaulting ones, it is still an essential asset to find solutions that empower the traditional know-how in building practice.

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In order to help the buyers to make the right choice, SURFACES REPORTER brought on board Ar. Magesh Manohar, Partner, Greyscale Design Studio LLP, Bengaluru who shared his expertise on how to select the best tiles for walls.

Selecting the Right Wall Tiles

In order to help the buyers to make the right choice, SURFACES REPORTER brought on board Ar. Magesh Manohar, Partner, Greyscale Design Studio LLP, Bengaluru who shared his expertise on how to select the best tiles for walls.

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The US-based automaker and energy storage company Tesla has recently unveiled its new glass solar roof tiles that not only generate solar energy but look stunning! Made from quartz glass, the tiles are available in four variants - Textured Glass, Slate Glass, Tuscan Glass, and Smooth Glass.

Tesla unveils solar panel roof tiles

The US-based automaker and energy storage company Tesla has recently unveiled its new glass solar roof tiles that not only generate solar energy but look stunning! Made from quartz glass, the tiles are available in four variants - Textured Glass, Slate Glass, Tuscan Glass, and Smooth Glass.

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Shabnam Gupta says, “The idea was to create a green industrial haven with bursts of colour in the midst of a busy corporate backdrop. Keeping in mind the vibe of the brand TBSE, the design is youthful and edgy with the kavlu wall installation being an important element.

Hand sliced half round Kavlu Tiles Wall installation

Shabnam Gupta says, “The idea was to create a green industrial haven with bursts of colour in the midst of a busy corporate backdrop. Keeping in mind the vibe of the brand TBSE, the design is youthful and edgy with the kavlu wall installation being an important element.

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When we started working on the interiors of the residence, we were exploring new and innovative ideas for flooring. Mangalore tiles caught our attention.

Mangalore roofing tiles explored for colourful flooring

Saili explained, “When we started working on the interiors of the residence, we were exploring new and innovative ideas for flooring. Mangalore tiles caught our attention. Traditionally used for roofing, it occurred to us that with some modulations to the size of the tile..

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A team of students and researchers led by director Martin Bechthold of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s (GSD) Material Processes and Systems Group developed the Tessellated wall in association with Cevisama which explores the design space of a novel ceramic tiles...

Amazing Possibilities with Ceramic Tiles

A team of students and researchers led by director Martin Bechthold of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s (GSD) Material Processes and Systems Group developed the Tessellated wall in association with Cevisama.

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