The handmade and traditional tiles are deeply rooted in the culture of the Mediterranean peoples. Southern Europe is implicitly linked to the color and charms of small formats, whether in the hydraulic tile form, with hand-painted details or with crystalline glazes.
Many coastal villages still preserve the essence of this Mediterranean culture, maintaining the colorful traditional tile facades. Such is the case of Cabañal in Valencia, a maritime community of recognized historical-artistic value.
But Mediterranean culture has gone beyond its borders and has emerged as one of the most influential decorative inspirations during the 21st century. The multiplicity of artistic expressions of the traditional tile makes it a versatile and charming option, suitable for any type of space.
Handmade tiles are distinguished by moving away from the straight and immaculate finish, characteristic of industrial mass production, to create unique pieces with a singular appearance.
The irregular edges and glazes imitate artisan production, giving the tiles a unique and special touch. Its crystalline glazes, with irregular bases, will help to give light to such important rooms in the home as the kitchen and bathroom.
The multiplicity of its formats encourages creativity with the variety of ways in which the tiles can be placed: vertical or herringbone placements are becoming more and more common. We have seen it in decoration projects of great architects and even in the home renovations of many influencers, as in the case of Verdeliss’ new home.
The charm of crystalline glazes
Our latest collections have paid tribute to these ancient artisan works with series inspired by the colors and shapes of handmade tiles: the Tabarca, Atelier and Trendy series, among others, meet this new consumer need to create trendy spaces.
Tabarca, a series inspired by the Mediterranean handmade tile, with crystalline glazes and vivid shades to create incredible combinations, such as this one with the shade Marino con Blanco in its 7.5×23 cm format. The vertical placement, besides being a rising trend, helps to create the optical illusion of higher ceilings, very appropriate for kitchens and bathrooms.