Line and relief play a big role in these three varied new collections from CTD Architectural Tiles. Murals Lines takes a special interest in shadow – offering a simple asymmetrical relief that varies throughout the three formats (150 by 150mm, 150 by 300mm, and 300 by 300mm).
The colour palette has been carefully selected to include a range of neutrals and a bolder, brighter Brass Brown for further visual impact. The standard shades enable the shadow effects to become the focus, and increases their usability in a variety of settings. The irregular nature of the design produces the possibility for a multitude of layout options. The finish for each tile is a stone matt, with a gloss available for the white version.
Shapes plays with relief in a slightly more intricate geometric fashion. A large variety of 3D designs make up the range, with chunky geometrics (Shapes #1: Japan, Origami, Kioio, and Multishape), soft curves (Shapes #2: Luna, Bivio, Aria, and Mandorla), and line play (Shapes #3: Stripes, Stripes Mix, and Shapes #4: Traverse 1, 2, 3, and 4). The majority of the range comes in a 250 by 250mm format, apart from Traverse which sits slightly smaller at 147 by 147mm.
Stripes takes inspiration from an array of materials, such as denim, oak, and linen, to create a range that can be used in conjunction with simpler, less decorative designs. The three wood-look styles (Teak, Oak, and Bamboo) offer an exciting take on the trend, with strong graining working alongside the harsher striped relief. Shapes #1 and #2 use block colour in more neutral tones to make their statement, whereas Shapes #4 utilises elements of both block colour, and visual intrigue from woods and metal.
Kenzo allows simple geometric decors in black and blue to provide variety. The five designs (Circle, Frame, Diamond, Star, and Cross) utlised alongside the plain white, blue, and black 150 by 150mm tiles create classy features and optical delights. The uncomplicated designs work effortlessly together, en masse, and with different designs and formats.
A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, December 2019.