The heritage hype long prevailing in fashion, lifestyle and technology has not failed to have its impact on tiles: in the form of the Craft series, Agrob Buchtal has remade a classic.
An innovation which is reliant on the familiar yet has a surprisingly modern effect: the Craft wall tile series equally suitable for interior and exterior applications owes its artisanal character to the depth and transparency of its high-gloss glaze. Compositions of alkaline earth, fluxes and metal oxides combined with the clay forms in open flame firing give rise to particularly luminous and intensive coloura- tions as well as typical surface structures.
Seven trendy colours ranging from white through grey hues, olive and golden yellow to amber and blue-green create a freedom of design and extraordinary aesthetics. The ribbon formats with a 3-D effect are particularly attractive. Coved skirting, wave profiles and large double- tipped tiles are applied in facade design in particular where they contribute to a renaissance of classic architectural ceramics as can be seen in many European countries.