This week’s product roundup

By Elspeth Pridham
August 13, 2020

What product launches caught our eye this week? Porcelain tiles that look like glass, colourful rugs inspired by Mediterranean light and the latest floral collection from Romo.

Glass tiles are increasingly being used to introduce colour and visual interest to interiors. However, the practicalities of using glass can sometimes be difficult, especially when it comes to installation. Lapicida says its new Glass porcelain tile collection ‘perfectly replicates the look and feel of real glass but offers all the ease of porcelain’. Available in four different sizes the tiles can be mixed and matched to create feature walls. The muted colours include aqua, bronze, smoke and white.

Launching this September, Otelie from Romo is a collection of seven fabrics, with designs lifted from nature.
Design director Emily Mould says, “A never-ending source of inspiration, English florals and their intense detail take centre stage in Otelie, a striking collection that sees hand-painted designs created by our talented studio brought to life as exquisite printed fabrics.”
Hand-painted in the Romo design studio, blooms, foliage and a brushstroke spot design are digitally printed on soft cotton satins, cotton-linen blends and velvets, allowing the intricate details of the original artwork to be displayed.

Designer Adam Nathaniel Furman has created a series of rugs for FLOOR_STORY. Inspired by the Mediterranean, the collection of 13 pieces in 100% wool, sits within FLOOR_STORY’s existing Designer Collection of collaborative rugs, by both established and emerging designers.
Adam collaborated with FLOOR_STORY’s head designer, Gill Thorpe, to choose qualities, constructions and yarn to reflect the particular pigments captured under bright, Mediterranean sun.
The collection comprises 13 rugs which can also be made to size on request. Adam says, “I was blown away by the collaborations that FLOOR_STORY has so far successfully undertaken, with so many designers that I respect and love. It is the sign of a great company with passion and vision. I’m intrigued by the way rugs and soft floor finishes have been a constant throughout almost all of human history. They are both ways of expressing ourselves, our values, our personalities, our loves and passions – whilst also turning floors that can otherwise just be forgotten, walked-over and ignored parts of our homes, into places to relax and dwell. The pieces are designed to be landscapes of pleasure!”

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