Tile specialist Ceramique Internationale has extended its collection of Moroccan-style tiles with the addition of Zellige by Italian producer Marazzi.
Traditional zellige tiles are handmade from natural clay and glazed in a huge variation of vibrant colours, creating flawed, irregular finishes which produce a myriad of alternating tones. Recently, zellige-style ceramic tiles have become hugely popular, with many of the leading manufacturers creating collections that combine North African tradition with modern ceramic technology.
The Zellige collection consists of 100mm square tiles with irregular edges, glaze variations and life-like flawed surfaces. Available in a range of 12 vibrant colours – from the stunning green/blue Petrolio to pearlescent sage tones of Salvia, right through to the striking black Carbone – the glossy and tactile finish and visible variations in tone make them ideal for bathrooms, kitchens, sunrooms, conservatories and more. The strong colours can also make a deep impact in smaller spaces such as kitchen or cloakroom splashbacks, or a fireplace surround.
Random installation creates a blend effect to make the colours vibrate strongly and replicate the handmade look of a Moroccan Riad.
The collection is part of Italian manufacturer Marazzi’s Crogiolo range – which translates from Italian to mean ‘crucible’ or ‘melting pot’, reflecting the tile’s exotic heritage. Ceramique Internationale also offers the Lume collection of 60 x 240cm zellige-style porcelain stoneware tiles, from the Croglio range.
Director of Ceramique Internationale, Peter Vann, said: “Zellige-style tiles are bang on trend and have appeared in all the interior trend lists for this year. The stunning worn-out, non-uniform colour and surface variations of this collection reflect the light to create an amazing effect, and the size makes it extremely versatile in how and where it can be applied.”
More information on the collection can be found at https://tilesandmosaics.co.uk/product/zellige-petrolio/