Last year we shared two of designer and creative Giovanni Barbieri‘s incredible ranges – Squar and Murano – both itricately curated collections with a smooth focus on texture and experimentation with effects such as relief and inlaid glass. And today we have another of his beautiful creations to share – Kle.
Continued experimentation with tile led Barbieri to relax common conceptions of accepted shapes and instead look towards curved, organic forms that flow and connect harmoniously whilst existing outside of classic lines formed by squares, triangles, and circles.
Each clay tile is designed to imitate grout lines and create a wobbly canvas of shapes and bends that make full use of the vaired patchwork of colours. Multiple colour schemes are achieved, with some utilising greyscale shades and neutrals, and others offering a burst of colour in reds, yellows, and blues. The textured effect on coloured segments adds to curved creative feel of each tile and helps produce an unusual look that is highly intriguing.
A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, April 2021.