Materials

Textile design: Simplicity and elegance are never out of style

Textile trends are being influenced by a strong desire for comfort and practicality as we head into 2017. Designers in the Middle … More

Brick makes a comeback

Super-sized slabs and 3D walls continue to grow in popularity as tile industry favorites, but this year is all about brick. RAK … More

Kitayama K Architects create minimal cafe using American hard maple

Kitayama K Architects were called on to create interiors for Hunters’ Roots Café and Juice Bar in Melbourne, which aligned with the … More

Objects of Desire: 5 unconventional ways to use marble in design

Marble is a material that is being more and more in design, and has transcended its popularity in tiles and flooring and … More

In pictures: Hyper-realistic stone sculptures by Jiyuseki

Japanese artist Jiyuseki handcrafts these incredible stone sculptures creating the illusion that the stone is soft and malleable. Jiyuseki graduated from Tokyo … More

Suppliers you should know: Wall and Flooring

This past month was a big one for international wall and flooring suppliers, as the global trade fair for ceramics and marble … More

FMBI to present humanitarian-driven Carpet Table during Design Days Dubai

Humanitarian initiative FBMI will be presenting H. H. Sheikha Mariam Khalifa Bin Saif’s rug specially designed for FBMI ‘Artists for Change’ program … More

Natural materials a trend in roofing solutions

A return to natural materials is the major trend in exteriors as architects look for sustainability and use of more locally sourced … More

Yasuaki Onishi to unveil mountain-like installation in Dubai

Japanese artist Yasuaki Onishi has been commissioned to create a site-specific installation during Dubai’s Art Week event in March. The project is … More

Alternative uses of ceramics presented at Cevisama fair

This year’s Spanish tile fair Cevisama again featured Trans-Hitos “Harmonies”, the ceramics for architecture exhibition, aimed at launching innovative proposals for alternative … More

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