Tile of Spain hosted a group of editors, designers and architects for this year's Passport to Creativity tour, which took place in Valencia and Castellón, June 13-17, 2022. In lieu of Cevisama, which had been postponed to February 2023, Tile of Spain treated the illustrious group to tours of factories, showrooms, historic and contemporary architecture; all to help the group discover trends and inspiration at the source. Here are some of the trends proudly shown to the visiting groups:
Deeper Expressions of Nature
Creating environments with natural materials to enhance well-being has given birth to a myriad of collections that honor the natural world.
Pop Culture – Past and Present
Exuberant balance is the most fun-filled, eye-catching trend. It explores the notion of maximalism, taking advantage of cultural narratives to dress up living spaces in rich colors, patterns and materials.
Look and Please Touch
Advances in digital, 3 and 4D technology has given rise to collections that beg the question, "how can this be tile?" From the striations in marble-look tiles to the rough-hewn periderm layers which make up tree bark for wood-look tiles, the natural world is re-created using tiles' own natural properties.
Tile can be both a serene backdrop to any luxury project or the main character and when looking for either, it's best to ensure that the choices speak to whichever the project demands. These tiles answer that call beautifully.
Advances in manufacturing has given tile designers the freedom to create collections that hearken back centuries to hand-crafted tile while incorporating newer technologies like slip-resistance and the strength to stand up to high-traffic areas.