A wave of 3D tile collections, by Atlas Concorde, Marca Corona, Heralgi and Ceramica Vogue, celebrate eye-popping relief motifs.
Innovations in tile typically centre on the size and thickness of slabs, cutting-edge digital printing techniques or the sustainable properties of ceramic. But at the 2018 edition of Cersaie another movement stood out, quite literally: the emergence of geometric 3D tiles. A range of manufacturers, including Marca Corona, Atlas Concorde and Heralgi, unveiled high-relief collections that, instead of exploiting ceramic’s chameleonic abilities, celebrate its innately malleable qualities.
These next-gen 3D tile launches take conventional texture to the next level with surprising patterns, topographic ripples and pops of vivid colour. Whether they’re employed in residential or commercial settings, the tiles lend tactile and visual appeal that invites users to reach out and touch their surroundings.
1 3D Wall Design
The snowflake-inspired Flake (above) and the knot-referencing Twist are the newest additions to Atlas Concorde’s 3D Wall Design collection, which comes in four neutral tones and in 30.5-by-56, 40-by-80 and 50-by-110-centimetre formats. atlasconcorde.com
Featuring both linear and circular patterns, Marca Corona’s Bold is, in fact, quite subtle: The 40-by-80-centimetre tile reveals its 3D nature when approached from an angle. Offered in white, red, yellow and green. marcacorona.it
Available in the base colours of black and white, the 15-by-15-centimetre Neon, from Heralgi, is offered in an asymmetrical version as well as in the iteration shown. Like miniature mountains, the tiles rise to reveal vibrant escarpments in colours including blue, fuchsia, orange and purple. heralgi.com
The tiles in this retro-inspired collection, designed by Marcante-Testa for Ceramica Vogue, are available in three patterns, in a glossy or satin finish. Each is 25 by 25 centimetres. ceramicavogue.com