When in Italy we had to choose tiles for the balcony and terrace. This was when I learned about the colourful Vietrese ceramics (Ceramica di Vietri) that spread instantly Mediterranean atmosphere. I am sitting here and browsing through the beautiful catalogue (215 pages!) from Francesco de Maio, one of the famous producers of Vietri ceramics. I just wanted to scan the most beautiful pictures but also show the variety of colours, shapes and sizes they offer. So I have a total of ten pics:
Vietri tiles make your kitchen look rustic. It feels like being on holiday everyday.
Listelli are the decorative borders you can add for a perfect look. In the kitchen (above) or in the bathroom (below).
The blue bathroom above shows perfectly the way Italians use different shapes, sizes and colours of tiles to create a unique pattern. You can do the same at home, no need to have Vietri tiles.
For our balcony and terrace we choose similar unicolored tiles, kind of water-air-colour from Fornaci d'Agostino (see picture below).
Of course you can also order panelli, different Mediterranean motives to decorate your walls in the kitchen or in the garden.
And you can have motives for the floor. Above two examples to use for a terra cotta tile floor.
There is no limit for fantasies. You can use Vietri ceramics for your table. Perfect for the garden, rain and sun resistant. Above the very classic colours yellow, blue and green - and on the right a more modern fresh alternative.
(If you want to know about the production technique click on the above picture, the English text is on the right below.)
Have a great weekend and thank you for dropping in.
- All pictures from Francesco de Maio catalogue 2005, Salerno, Italy -
And once more the picture from our future terrace tile with matching listello, both from Fornaci d'Agostino.