Design Lab

Introducing Our Limited Edition Wood

We have recently found something really special. Originating from an old mill, these paint- layered boards tell their history through flecks of green, black and white from reapplication over the years. The wood has been treated and lined with plywood making it practical for a distinctive kitchen frontage. 










Inspiration


We love all things reclaimed and the soul that they bring to an interior scheme. Sourcing reclaimed is also an environmentally conscious way to decorate; a principle which is very important to us. Giving these gorgeous materials a new home is a win for sustainability and unique designs and this kitchen at Holly’s house is a great example of this. Using our reclaimed timber, both warm and textured, creates a characterful and homely kitchen.

Images courtesy of Emma Jones | Holly's House

In mixing materials such as our reclaimed timber cladding, patinated metal and poured concrete, it is possible to create a kitchen with a completely personal, cleverly considered feel.

Email design@bertandmay.com if you want to reserve one of the only 6 kitchens available in this incredible material.  

Camille

DESIGNED IN THE UK AND HANDMADE IN SPAIN 
Add an element of grandeur to your interior with these effortlessly chic designs. Taking inspiration from elegant Parisian interiors, our Camille tiles will add a certain je ne sais quoi to any floor or wall in a hallway, kitchen or bathroom. 

Drawing inspiration from Parisian hand-painted terracotta tiles, the Camille tile will make an elegant feature in your hallway or bedroom. The soft Limestone and Cherry and traditional pattern echoes old-world charm with a modern twist.

We are looking for a space for our Camille tiles to make their debut. Love our latest designs? Can you see them making a grand entrance in your hallway? Or as a stunning commercial space? Then we would love to hear from you. We are looking for one unique space to collaborate with.

We will supply the tiles at 50% discount and once fitted we will come to style and shoot your space. Email tom@bertandmay.com to enquire, we'd love to collaborate with you.

Organics

In the design lab. Mixing the natural green pigments, creating the mould and pouring the tile to the finished piece.                


DESIGNED IN THE UK & MADE IN SPAIN
Introducing our Organics collection; the latest to spring from our Design Lab. Our three new designs have been inspired by organic forms and based on some of our favourite reclaimed finds.









Comprising of 3 new designs, the background of Organics has come from within the Bert & May ethos and it epitomises the more casual Bert & May style.  It’s about relaxed living, we’re picturing lazy Sunday lunches in a light wood clad kitchen diner, lots of friends around the table, sun shining through the windows, lots of greens, whites and natural woods. Reclaimed finds naturally give a relaxed lived in feel to any space and the tile designs were born out of love of this look.

Leaf. A design based on a traditional tile with a fresh upgrade.


Reclaimed wood cladding creates a warmth and relaxed interior.


This gorgeous garden room has such a lovely feel, full of greenery. 

Stem. Created from this Spanish reclaimed tile. The original can be seen on the right in Casa La Siesta.

We are on the look-out for a kitchen, conservatory or even an orangery to showcase the new collection and for Organics to make it’s debut. Love this look? Can you see it working for your latest project? Then we would love to hear from you. Email design@bertandmay.com. We would love to collaborate with you.

Eugenie


DESIGNED IN THE UK & MADE IN SPAIN
A new addition from Design Lab is here, the place where we explore and create new designs. Much of our inspiration comes from a reclaimed find which sparks a new creative direction.

This is one of our all-time favourite reclaimed designs. We loved it for it’s muted chalky tone when we found just 72 of these tiles several years ago; just enough to create this unique bespoke headboard. Such has the love been for this design, we have created three new versions.


We are on the lookout for a bar, restaurant or retail space for Eugenie to makes it's debut. Love this look? Can you see it working for your latest project? Then we would love to hear from you. Email design@bertandmay.com. We would love to collaborate with you and will supply the tiles at 50% discount. Once fitted we will style and shoot your project.

Samples arrive 16th February and are now available to pre order contact design@bertandmay.com.







To recreate this beautiful design, our workshop have forged a metal mould and we have developed a palette of colours for each of the new versions, Eugenie Classic, Eugenie Rose and Eugenie Azure. The natural pigment of our colours create a variation in the finish giving the tile character whilst maintaining its reclaimed feel.

Our Eugenie Classic is a soft and tonal monochrome tile which works beautifully in a contemporary or period setting. Pair with our Plain Hexagonal tiles for a calmer tessellation. 


The first in the trio is our old iron grey a slightly more polished variation. These strong statement yet classic designs will work beautifully in a contemporary or period setting. Our plain hexagonal tiles work well with this look too. The natural tones and pigments and washed out finishes bring this design aesthetic together. Simple and timeless. 

Palma








To launch the new pretty Palma tile we are looking for a hallway to tile and style. Email design@bertandmay.com to find out how we could collaborate together.

We are always on the look-out for new and inspiring spaces to showcase our products. For the launch of our Palma tile, we are looking for a hallway or similar, to make it's grand entrance. We will supply the tiles at 50% discount and post-installation, our creative team will style and shoot the space. Email ruth@bertandmay.com with a photograph and measurements and we will see if we can collaborate. We are looking to complete the project in early Spring.

Samples are now available to order. Contact design@bertandmay.com or call 0203 744 0776 for more information.

Shop Palma

Our latest tile in our collection is inspired by our Victoriana and Cubist designs but with a prettier feel. They measure slightly smaller at 15cm x 15cm where the rest of our patterned collection are 20cm x 20cm.

The Palma, like all of our handmade tiles has been developed and created in Spain using a mixture of sand, cement and natural pigments which are all hand blended together.

We add crushed marble to enhance durability and to give our tiles their distinctive raw finish. The mix is bespoke for each run of tiles we create giving you a truly unique finish every time.  

Due to the intricacies of the tile and that each individual element is poured by hand, the Palma takes a little longer to produce than some of our more simple designs.

It can take ten minutes to just make one tile which then it take up to 2 to 3 weeks to cure in the Spanish sun before shipping.