The 3D Gallery of Manhattan Stone is an exciting place to be for relief tile enthusiasts. Light and shadow is played with in a multitude of ways across the 28 designs, many of which have been created to be used alongside their 2D counterparts for interesting and varied patterns.
Many geometric forms feature throughout the collection, notably in the reliefs of Canyons and Mountains, Rejuvenation, Stargazer, Focus, and Vortex. Each design offers a unique take on line and shadow in their peaks and troughs, forming dynamic and aesthetic surfaces.
Other designs include Pulse, which employs a playful use of shapes and tapering to produce a row of structures akin to pillars which dip in and out in thickness and rely on deep shadowing for visual effect. Medley is a soft floral design with soft curved shapes and indentations.
Gem features an elongated hexagon with a stark border and softer central relief which has a grand and traditional appearance. Ascension, as the name implies, has the illusion of movement with its cleverly placed bends.
The grooved and raised areas in Polaris form a four pointed star, as Stargazer takes the opposite approach to show the variation that can be achieved with the surface. It is an impressive selection of 3D concrete tiles with a range of colour options.
A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, September 2019.