Oh heavens - is it normal that the above photo makes me weak in the knees? It is from the website for Made A Mano tiles, from their Novecento collection. This collection features silkscreened designs from the nineteenth century and is their tribute to the style found in the Aeolian Islands. Ah, so pretty!
Made A Mano was founded in 2001 by these two ladies, NanaKi Bonfils and Josephine Akvama Hoffmeyer. They have the most beautiful patterns and glazes, and everything is handmade, from the tile cutting to the glazing. The designs are either hand-drawn, hand printed, or silkscreened.
|NanaKi Bonfils and Josephine Akvama Hoffmeyer|
|Made A Mano Pop collection - the colour brushed on by hand.|
They also make countertops and sinks, and these beautiful lava stone boards below from the lava of Mt. Vesuvio and Mt. Etna. The texture, profile, and designs on the boards are stunning. I would love a white and a blue one!
The other tiles they do are so one-of-a-kind - they would really be the showpiece in any space. I am thinking of ordering a catalogue... just for fun...
Wow... just... WOW. Thanks to Danielle at The Style Files for originally featuring them!
(Also I want to make that driftwood boat!!)