Cool Hunting Video Presents: Iznik Tiles

Our video inside a workshop reviving the lost art of Turkish tiles

by Iznik Training and Education Foundation. It took around ten years for the Foundation, along with a host of government, preservation, research and university partners, to determine what made the tiles so unusual, to recreate the lengthy handmade production process, train local artisans and construct a manufacturing facility. Today the Iznik Foundation creates tiles for repair and restoration of historical buildings, pubic works (including large …

Paolo Ulian for Le Fablier

Designer Paolo Ulian's humble use of marble in a series of sculptural furniture

Italy’s Le Fablier, known for its impeccably-crafted classic wood furniture, in recent years has worked with a host of innovative designers to show how traditional style can translate in the future. In 2010 they collaborated with Gaetano Pesce on a series of architectural sculptures and now they’ve tapped Paolo Ulian to demonstrate his talents using marble. A natural fit for the project, Ulian was born …

Mendini/Bisazza

Large-scale mosaic sculptures celebrate years of design collaboration

On the occasion of Milan’s ongoing Design Week, Bisazza pays homage to Alessandro Mendini with an exhibition at La Triennale di Milano. In celebration of more than twenty years of collaboration between the Italian mosaic tile company and the design master, the display features large-size works and installations from the Fondazione Bisazza and a loan from the Fondation Cartier in Paris. Over the years, Bisazza …