Daria Zinovatnaya for Ceramica Bardelli
A blank space can mean potential. For the young Ukrainian designer Daria Zinovatnaya, it’s intended to be filled with color. At first glance, the rich shades and geometric shapes on her Soda matte-glazed porcelain tiles for Ceramica Bardelli may look chaotically laid out. But actually, the 16 different patterns are intended to fit together in an infinite number of combinations. That’s because they are supplied randomly mixed, leaving it to the designer to assemble them into a suitable field. The 10-inch-square tiles come in three colorways—or “decorative languages,” as Zinovatnaya terms them—dubbed Soda 1, 2, and 3, with neutral solid colors available alongside. They are suitable for floor or wall, indoor or outdoor—anywhere in need of a splash of color.