Tile Makes The Room: Good Design from Heath Ceramics

A new book explores the function and artistry of a decor essential in creating memorable spaces

When Catherine Bailey and Robin Petravic of Heath Ceramics set out to write a book celebrating the art and craft of tile, they looked for inspirational examples close to home and around the world. The result, “Tile Makes the Room,” is filled with pages of colorful homes, hotels, restaurants, gardens, museums and buildings that show off the versatility and impact of the simple, repeating tile. …

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 …