Italtile brings the Wallpaper Print Tile Trend to South Africa.

March 31, 2023

Discover Jardin. Three luxuriant expressions of Biophilic Design.

The Wallpaper Print Tile Trend exploded on the scene at Cersaie – the world’s premier tile show – towards the end of 2022, to the delight and amazement of the over 91 000 design-savvy visitors. Most of the leading tile manufacturers featured their translations of this most original and exciting 2023 trend; walking through the exhibits was like a stroll through an exotic garden fantasia. But once again, Italtile’s esteemed eco-chic partners Ceramica Sant’Agostino stole the show. Their luxuriant, highly decorative Jardin ranges - from two of their latest tile collections - best express the colourful, botanical, floral phenomenon. And Italtile is thrilled to be able to offer an exclusive selection to seekers of luxury, limited edition style. Jardin 01, Jardin 02 and Jardin 08.

Sant’Agostino’s extreme creativity begins in their Innovation Room. It’s an experiential imagination lab, where designers examine the interplay of texture, light, colour and movement in the natural world and the built environment.

Their Sable collection, based on the elemental quality of exposed concrete, offers a number of complementary universal décor tiles, including Jardin 01 and Jardin 02.

A profusion of graceful tropical island fronds in two tonal moods; light, touched by sun (01) and dark, touched by moonlight (02).

Jardin 08 is the wallpaper print décor tile that complements the new wood-look Sunwood collection, which Sant’Agostino describes as WarmBelonging. Jardin 08 is an unapologetically feminine, romantic meadow floral in duck egg blues and warmed honey caramel. The mood here is innocence and whimsical charm.

In Sant’Agostino’s design language, this exciting décor tile trio represents the meeting of Flourishing Nature and New Romanticism in a place of Hopes and Dreams. They are Symbols of Optimism. And with the growth of Biophilic Design into a macrotrend – the great need for connection with the healing qualities of the natural world in our working and living spaces – Jardin 01, Jardin 02 and Jardin 08 are set to become Biophilic Design icons on accent walls.

Sant’Agostino’s limited edition Jardin ranges, exclusive to Italtile, are about as far away from granny’s wallpapered bedroom as Earth is from Mars. Rather, they take their inspiration from the rise of new era, maximalist botanical wallpaper ‘art’. And they prove that anything wallpaper can do, the Jardin ranges can do better. Their rectified edges create a seamless surface. They’re more durable: sun, heat and water resistant. They also offer an evolutionary SafePlus antiviral and antibacterial technology.

As with all Sant’Agostino tiles, Jardin 01, Jardin 02 and Jardin 08 are beautiful examples of high-end sustainability – the company’s signature EcoQuality. These ‘super natural’ beauties are exclusive to Italtile and will carry Italtile’s LiveGreen label.