Dezeen’s VDF (virtual design festival) products fair already introduced us to the fantastic work of Giovanni Barbieri, which we covered in Stone Squar and Marvellous Murano, but the inovative exhibition offered even more for the Tile Addicts.
A selection of artisanal encaustic tiles designed by UK based Bert & May were ‘presented’ with a very firm focus on blue. There are three design variants (Formentera, Pals, and Vejer) each of which have a distinct style and personality.
Formentera is a geometric circle pattern in a vibrant blue that contrasts against white. Pals is a unique and simple hexagonal/trapezoidal pattern in a darker, dusty navy blue whilst Vejer is the most ornamental of the three combining greens, and beige with the blue.
Each item is made by hand in Spain and crafted from Brighton stone. The designs seek to reflect their heritage and provide a wonderfully authentic encaustic tile that celebrates sea, sky, and sunshine.
Bert & May
A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, December 2020.