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New Tiles for 2019 by Villeroy & Boch New wall concept inspired by traditional underground railway tiles – METRO FLAIR: A trendy, urban look for a fresh living experience

Press release   •   Sep 24, 2018 08:00 BST

Collection Metro Flair

Anyone who has ever travelled on the Paris underground is familiar with the typical white tiles found in passageways and stations there. When construction on the famous Métro began in the early 20th century, the main function of these tiles was a practical one: The light of the electric lamps, still quite weak at the time, was scattered by and reflected in these glossy tiles, making the surroundings brighter overall. These Métro tiles with the characteristic facet have since made their début above-ground, where they have arrived in interior design all over the world: as icons of genuine style, they add urban flair to your own four walls.

With this powerful home trend in mind, Villeroy & Boch Tiles has developed the METRO FLAIR wall concept, which consists of faceted tiles in three formats and eight modern colours, offering numerous combination options and creating a fresh and new living experience.

The rectangular, 10 x 20-cm format is, of course, the most classic variation: Laid with a brickwork-like look, in a herringbone array or in a joint-coordinated pattern, it can add cosiness and elegance to the room. The tiles are trendy yet unobtrusive eye-catchers in the 10 x 10-cm format; the 20-cm square, on the other hand, is striking and self-confident in its presentation. Those who want to stage a particularly lively covering can combine the formats with one another.

The colour palette of METRO FLAIR is also destined to highlight personal living styles. In addition to the classic white ‘snow’ and the black ‘midnight’, there is also the blue ‘mystic navy’, along with alabaster, clay and light dove from the beige-grey spectrum, not to mention the warm red ‘berry’ and the subtle green ‘sage’. METRO FLAIR comes across as particularly sophisticated in a monochrome look. Laid in strong contrasts, the tiles exhibit a decidedly stylish personality. Tone-on-tone designs also have a wonderfully harmonious look. In the kitchen, for instance, how about a capped-height blend of elegantly shiny midnight below and warm alabaster above? Or tile a pattern in snow with a contrasting edge in berry, sage or mystic navy to demarcate wet areas in the bathroom. Or showcase certain areas in the best light – whether monochrome or in a colour blend. This can be used to beautiful effect in the living area or bedroom. In corridors and entrances, too, these glossy tiles provide a functional and robust wall covering along with the aesthetic appeal of their irresistible, modern retro charm.

The minimalist, urban look of the METRO FLAIR wall concept is suitable for use throughout the house, but particularly in the kitchen and bathroom. METRO FLAIR will delight design-savvy customers in search of trendy and individual wall coverings. For planners and architects, METRO FLAIR also offers great broad scope for the latest interior design trends in modern hotel, restaurant and shop construction projects.

METRO FLAIR product information:


Formats:20 x 20 cm, 10 x 20 cm, 10 x 10 cm

Finish: smooth, glossy with a facet

Colours:snow, midnight, alabaster, clay, light dove,

sage, mystic navy, berry

Special features: ceramicplus

V&B Fliesen GmbH

V&B Fliesen GmbH manufactures Villeroy & Boch brand-name tiles and is one of the world's leading manufacturers of ceramics. The company now operates in more than 65 countries. 650 people are employed at the company headquarters in Merzig and at its site in La Ferté-Gaucher. High-quality materials are used in the manufacture of sophisticated premium ranges for the bathroom, living areas and architecture.