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Tilework: Surfaces Trend

Traditional tile designs from Spain and Northern Africa get a contemporary makeover in these eye-catching surface designs.

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Charlotte Wagemaker’s colourful, laser-cut wood tiles are inspired by the shapes and forms found in Islamic architecture.

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With a striking geometric mosaic top, Italian brand Porada’s new Marrakech table by E. Garbin and M. Dell’Orto celebrates both North Africa and Europe’s rich history of marble flooring and artworks.

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Classic tile designs have been fragmented and then re-scaled to create a contemporary range of tiles. Called the Frame collection, the four designs - Carpet,GeometricMajolica and Weave, are the work of ceramics laboratory DesignTaleStudio in collaboration with Milan-based graphic design agency FM Milano.

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Sina Pearson Textiles’ new high performance textile collection is called Treasures of the Mediterranean, with designs inspired by Moorish and Byzantine churches, buildings, streetscapes and interiors.

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Part of Wolf-Gordon’s new Gleam line, Alhambra is a large-scale pattern that recalls the Moorish tiles found in the Alhambra in Granada, Spain.

 

Posted May 10th, 2013 by Ali Morris


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