No matter the era, there are certain materials that are always present in interior design. Terra cotta has been one of the most widely used materials in homes throughout history. Designers are not only using traditional terra cotta tiles that invoke a classic look, but are also reinterpreting terra cotta into more modern designs.
Because of its diverse texture, artisan style and earthy look, the use of terra cotta in the homes is associated with simplicity and nature. The manufacturing process of terra cotta tiles is considered a craft, which is what gives each piece a natural and unique look.
But terra cotta tiles are not only used in traditional designs, they are also present in contemporary projects. These new designs maintain traditional roots, but at are adapted to fit more creative and modern needs. New formats, textures and hues achieve a contemporary look. The natural elements of the terra cotta contrast with the modern design elements, and together create spaces that are unique and full of character.
This story was originally published in Ceraspaña, a journal published by ASCER/Tile of Spain to promote the use and benefits of Spanish ceramic tiles in contemporary architecture and interior design. Read the article and view past issues HERE.