Are you looking for some creative inspiration for tile designs specific to London? Look no further! We have hundreds of inspiring mosaic installations that can be tailored to your exact specifications. From the color combination to the pattern, our design team can help you create the perfect look for your space. If you're looking for something more unique than the traditional Metro and Kit-Kat tiles, check out these decorative designs from forward-thinking brands. Gilles de Brock is revolutionizing the world of ceramic tiles with his computer-controlled digital printer.
This printer precisely applies liquid glaze directly to the tiles in the shape of a cookie. The flat surface of the tiles provides an ideal base for decoration, which De Brock uses to create bold yet intricate designs that can be adapted to various domestic and public spaces. William Morris and William De Morgan were also experimenting with tile design in the late 1800s. They used decorative and colorful designs for corridor floor interiors, often featuring encaustic tiles (with an embedded decorative pattern) at the intersections of the tessellated pattern.
The red travertine “Cabochon” tile is perfect for decorating a wall and adds a sophisticated touch to both sober and maximalist interiors. It's impossible to know how many tile designs De Morgan created and how many of these designs actually became tiles, but we do know that he used both industrial plates and handmade tiles. Industrial plates were a great base for his designs with lustre (an iridescent metallic glaze), while handmade tiles were cut from square blocks of clay with a multi-string instrument. The painted design was then placed upside down on the surface of the tile, coated with an anti-slip coating and covered with transparent glaze. By 1876, De Morgan was already producing his own handmade tiles, cutting square blocks of clay with a multi-string instrument and then cutting and drying the resulting tiles between sheets of glass to prevent them from warping. If you're looking for something truly unique for your London home or business, consider these inspiring tile designs from some of the most forward-thinking brands in the industry.
From Gilles de Brock's computer-controlled digital printer to William Morris' and William De Morgan's decorative and colorful designs, there are plenty of options to choose from.