Curiosities Tiles

Cyberspace Curiosities II

The weird and wonderful world of tiles has cooked up a fair few curiosities so we’re hoping to make this a regular segment for 2022. So here are five more!

1) Eskayel Dance from Clé Tile

Made in collaboration with New York textile designers Eskayel, Dance is one of eight patterns transformed to tile. These abstract Rorschach test-like images deceive the eye into seeing many curious things.

2) Samiro Yunoki life • LIFE tiles from Tajimi Custom Tile

Made for the exhibition at the PLAY!MUSEUM in Tachikawa, Tokyo late last year, these tiles feature images from Japanese textile artist Samiro Yunoki. Stylised figures in bold primary tones create a patchwork of designs that are each delightfully charming.

3) Metropolis from Zia Tile

A cityscape in 20s inspired colours, Zia Tile’s Metropolis is definitely a curiosity. Dusty green, deep brown, light turquoise, and mustard mix together to form an endless towerblock knitted together and abstracted from afar.

4) Scarabs from Popham Design

This beetle-style mix and match collection from Popham Design is fabulously fun and wonderfully versatile. Choosing between any and all colours from the company’s catalogue, Scarabs can be yours in the shades that suit you!

5) Strands x Alex for Concrete Collaborative

Created in a collaboration between Concrete Collaborative and the fabulous Alex Proba, this iteration of the Strands series effortlessly blends sophisticated colours with playful shapes. Miscellaneous scribbles and block shades, these tiles offer fun wherever they go.

More from the series

A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, February 2022.

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