A few years ago, Remodelista editor Sarah spoke with Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola at Cersaie, Italian’s largest tile convention in Bologna. She was launching a new line of tiles for Mutina and suggested using them as a headboard behind a bed.
Inspired by Urquiola’s idea, here is a roundup of unexpected uses of tile.
Above: A built-in stucco bench with a tiled seat from Made a Mano.
Above: A tiled wall serves as a headboard in this Italian house via Dezeen.
Above: The dining room of Portuguese hotel Casa do Conto features modern steel tables inlaid with traditional Portuguese tile.
Above: Inax woven tiles that extend to the ceiling are applied to a mantelpiece in a Melbourne apartment. Photograph by Sharyn Cairns for Home Life.
Above: A wall of Popham Tiles doubles as a headboard.
Above: A patio seating area made from hexagonal shapes from Kismet Tile.
See Remodelista‘s post on Patchwork Tiles for more inspiration.