We’ve long admired the colorful patterns of vintage Portuguese tiles (see Object Lessons: Portuguese Azulejo Tiles Made Modern), so we were surprised to discover that one company handcrafting azulejos in the traditional way is English. Despite being based in the UK, Everett & Blue‘s method and inspiration comes from centuries of Portuguese tradition: The company sources their clay in Lisbon, draws their designs from the “architecture of Lisbon and Porto, where endless patterns and murals adorn the facades,” and partners with a family-run factory in Portugal to craft the tiles by hand. Here’s a look at some of their designs.
N.B. All of the tiles from the Azul, Verde, and Cinza collections are £4.25 each or £212.50 per square meter; the Cores tiles are £3.29 each or £164.50 per square meter. For shipping information beyond the UK, see Everett & Blue.
Photography courtesy of Everett & Blue.
For more on our azulejo obsession, see our posts:
- Portuguese Tiles from Centuries Past
- Design Sleuth: Sean MacPherson’s Portuguese Tiles
- Casa No Tempo: A Minimalist Retreat in the Portuguese Countryside
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on February 3, 2017.