Alison Rose Reflects on Her Latest Collaboration With Artistic Tile
While participating in a panel discussion, interior designer Alison Rose showed a photo of one of her residential projects featuring a custom configuration of tiles from Artistic Tile. In the crowd was the company’s founder and CEO, Nancy Epstein, who approached Rose after the presentation and floated the idea of a collaboration. That proposal culminated in Euclid, named for the father of geometry. Rose developed the design by studying historic tapestries under a microscope, then reinterpreting the sequence of fibers as a geometric mosaic. Four water-jet-cut shapes in a variety of classical marbles, from Lilac to Cipollino, can be arranged in virtually endless iterations. “It’s basically my alphabet: set units designed to work together in infinite ways,” says Rose. Individual tiles are approximately 5 or 10 inches square, while pre-mixed sheets measure about 11 or 20 inches square.