While I've yet to be bored by the geometric reiterations of simple rectangular tiles, a change in shape is always welcome. Owing to manufacturing limitations, these puzzle-like pieces, designed by architect Gio Ponti in 1960, didn't make it into production until now. Available in 13 colors and four sizes, the Progetto Trienniale collection was worth the wait, I'd say. marazzitile.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.