My love affair for Spanish ceramics began the first time I saw some ancient floor tiles. Hidraulic tiles which are also known as caustic cement tiles were made in Catalunya in the late 1800s and revolutionised flooring. They were easier to make than the glazed ceramic tile so quite cheap, very durable and allowed for varied (now rather over the top) patterns.
From floor tiles to my first visit to the incredible and beautiful yet manically tiled Plaza de España the vibrant colours and intricate designs fascinate me.
It’s not only me tiles and tile designs were the inspiration for Tentiles.
I love this shop – TenTiles is the creation of Cristina and María, two friends and businesswomen from Seville who fell in love with ceramics and design and began to produce products with stunning antique tile pattern designs.
An array of gorgeous details and accessories for the home and more based on these ceramic tile designs range from beautiful vases to cushions and housecoats to hankies each one is inspired by the tiles and ceramics of Seville.
If you have visited the Plaza de España in Seville you will see and understand their love and inspiration. It is impossible not to be charmed by the entire place but the array of vivid and beautiful ceramics is incredibly beautiful.
And they are the motivation of Tentiles – each one is just beautiful and the colour schemes too are so alive. You can visit their shop in Seville which is just as fascinating as the Plaza de España or visit the Tentiles website to be inspired, I’m sure you’ll fall in love with them too!