Demonstrating the unending versatility of tiles with a custom set of curved tiles, Max Lamb has produced an exciting variety of tiled furniture. Created for Japanese company Tajimi Custom Tiles, these particular tiles were formed with architects in mind, allowing them to produce highly personalised, seamless designs.
To fully express the design freedom these tiles afford Lamb curated an installation in Tokyo, filled with these beautifully unusual furniture pieces. In all there are four different tile designs – a flat tile, a corner tile, a curved bead tile, and a sweep tile that can be used where a floor connects to a wall.
Ensuring even more freedom of design, the three shaped tiles can be glazed on either side, and therefore laid in a concave or convex manner, depending on need. In order to create these tiles, Lamb used closed moulds; a process whereby a semi-liquid clay paste is injected into the moulds.
This intriguing way of demonstrating tile shape versatility and the relationship between architecture and tile design is definitely one to note, and as Lamb stated himself, his furniture creations are in and of themselves “mini pieces of architecture.”
Tajimi Custom Tiles
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