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Far Beyond

Join AKDO’s design minds and the occasional guest blogger as we go Far Beyond for news from the design front. Also: observations on hot lifestyle trends, updates on our global search for superb materials and our passion for designing with them, and what happens along the way.

Trending in Tile: Simplicity

Large Format and Wood Looks Are Hot

AKDO’s new WIDE porcelain in Olive Chalk is great for kitchens because it is very low maintenance, and great for dining areas because it is unaffected by chair drag. In design, the advantages of high tech porcelain are myriad.  It is low maintenance,…
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Allure Collection

The Allure collection, which was launched in 2014, soared immediately to the top of AKDO’s best-seller list, where it remains to this day. AKDO Creative Director Kate Sterling was inspired by the influx of geometric shapes and metallic details emerging in fashion and interior…
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New AKDO Essential Ceramic

Exclusively from AKDO comes a brand new line of ceramic tile in colors and shapes that perfectly complement our stones, glass and mosaics, so you can enjoy one-stop shopping with total confidence. In five soft, delicate shades, the translucent glaze of our Ceramic…
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Sneak Preview: Kitchen of the Year

Matthew Quinn’s Kitchen of the Year for House Beautiful featuring AKDO Textile Glass in Loom. Each year, House Beautiful selects a top designer to create their Kitchen of the Year, utilizing the latest from top design brands, and sometimes even products that aren’t even…
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World Premiere Kitchen

All Aboard the Orient Express at Kips Bay

U.K. based Clive Christian Interiors, renowned for its luxury statement kitchens, has selected international tile brand AKDO to enhance their room design at the 44th annual Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Decorator Show House, open from May…
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AKDO Opens Showroom in NYC's Flatiron

New US Flagship Debuts

For the first time in its 25-year history, AKDO has brought its global stone, tile and mosaic collections together in one flagship showroom. Spanning 2 floors and10,000 square feet, the showroom resides at 22 West 21st Street in Manhattan’s design-rich Flatiron District. The New York…
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Meet Silkar

Our Global Arm with Quarries, Factories and Ateleiers

AKDO has a sister company, Silkar, or we might more accurately say a brother company, since it is our CEO Hakki Akbulak and his brother, Silkar CEO Erdogan Akbulak who co-founded the businesses together, yet an ocean apart, some 25 years ago.
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Lotte New York Palace Hotel

A Luxury Suite Inspired by Champagne

AKDO was privileged to work with acclaimed architects and thought leaders HOK as they conjured a champagne-themed design for this sprawling 5,000 square foot hotel suite, with breathtaking vistas of Manhattan landmarks and three floors of spectacular décor.
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Todd English Food Hall

A Touch of the English at the Plaza Hotel NYC

Throughout Europe it is common to see mosaics used on ceilings. Here in the States, not as much. So we were thrilled when designer Jeffrey Beers envisioned a European-style food hall concept for chef Todd English at New York’s famed…
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The AKDO Origami Collection

Embrace the Fold

In 2015, AKDO introduced Origami. Bold, unexpected, graphic and distinctive, the natural stone mosaic line took America by storm. In its debut at the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, juxtaposed with the traditional look of a clawfoot tub, Origami made a statement of modernity, timelessness and drama.
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