Dec 22, 2022
It’s been a busy 12 months for Bert & May. In case you missed anything, or if you’re seeking inspiration for 2023 and beyond, here’s what we’ve been up to…
New showrooms and new cities…
This year saw us revamp our Chelsea showroom on Lots Road, extending the space to provide three rooms of tiles and a selection of beautiful one-off antique finds. We also relocated our head office in York to a bigger site just down the road (read about it here) so we have even more space in which to create. And, perhaps most excitingly, we opened a brand-new showroom in Clifton, Bristol. We’re absolutely thrilled to have arrived in this dynamic, design-savvy city, and are looking forward to getting to know our neighbours, making new friends, and working on fantastic projects all over town. Who knows where we’ll end up next…
Antique collection additions
Our Antique Collection is an homage to the reclaimed finds that kickstarted the creation of Bert & May. These tiles are directly inspired by original designs that we just can’t bear to let go - the ones we deem so special, we want to keep them alive by recreating their intricate patterns, muted colours, and faded magic ourselves. This year saw us add two more styles to the range:
It’s rare that we add new colours to our curated palette, so to launch three in a year is practically unheard of. In keeping with our signature aesthetic, each of our new shades is inspired by the colours found in our reclaimed tiles and crafted using natural pigments to provide the chalky finish we’re known for. We’re pretty pleased with them…
Bert & May x Kitesgrove
Earlier in the year, we joined forces with London-based interior design practice Kitesgrove to launch the Irregular collection, two new tiles that celebrate our mutual passion for meaningful design, classic craftsmanship and natural materials.
While working on the collection, it became clear that our brands were a great fit, and we were inspired to take our collaboration even further, this time teaming up to curate and redesign a room at Casa La Siesta, the boutique hotel in southern Spain where the Bert & May story began. Explore the project here.
Bert & May Staples
Our last launch of the year was definitely one of the biggest… Bert & May Staples is a curated edit of the products we feel provide the perfect balance of practicality, classic design and budget-friendly price points. We developed this collection to offer clients a new way to get our signature looks for less, and it’s a great starting point for your next project. Find out more here.
As ever, you’ve been using our tiles in a range of incredible projects this year. Here are just a few of our favourites (click here to see even more)