2023 CID Award Winner Spotlight: Commercial Ceramic Tile – Design

2023 CID Award Winner Spotlight: Commercial Ceramic Tile – Design

June 28, 2023

2023 CID Award Winner Spotlight: Commercial Ceramic Tile – Design

At Coverings 2023, we honored 7 outstanding projects that demonstrated spectacular craftsmanship and creativity in the use of tile & stone. This week we’re spotlighting the 2023 CID Award winner for Commercial Ceramic Tile – Design.

Commercial Ceramic Tile – Design

Z-Space design
Atlanta, Ga.

Bastone, a mozzarella bar, feels like an all-day happy hour. The off-white exposed brick walls, rustic basketweave floor tile, and hand-washed clay-look tile in the dining room anchor the design. Inspired by the Bastone card, an Italian playing card, red, gold, and olive accents are utilized throughout the restaurant. Porcelain patchwork-inspired tile differentiates the dual-purposed bar from the dining room, while beveled mirror tile amplifies the cocktail portion of the bar, and white and black tile gives the mozzarella bar a brasserie look. Classic white tile adorns the pasta room.


Bastone is Atlanta’s first mozzarella bar, preparing and serving fresh flights of mozzarella, handmade pastas, and craft cocktails in West Midtown.


What’s unique about the tile selections at Bastone is no tile overpowers the other. Each tile design complements the other and provides a harmonizing element to the design. The porcelain basketweave floor tile used throughout the main dining space was selected for its rustic appeal and creamy mozzarella-inspired color.
Designed to resemble a brasserie, white tile with a black stripe accent adorns the wall behind the mozzarella bar. The bar die wall is covered in a textured, dimensional cracked roman look in a muted palette.
The porcelain tile at the bar creates a patchwork effect, differentiating the bar area from the dining room.
The tile on the back wall is a tribute to the colors of the Bastone card, an Italian playing card. The handwashed clay look gives the design a rustic, textural element that complements the texture of the exposed brick walls.
The bright white tile in the pasta room was specified to complete the existing tile, giving the room a clean, brasserie look.


Do you have a recently completed project that features innovative design and installation of tile & stone? Consider entering it into the 2024 CID Awards – the submission portal will open this fall.