Mary Katrantzou Creates a Vintage Inspired Collection for Villeroy & Boch
Fashion designer (and one-time architectural student) Mary Katrantzou is known for her wild prints that cohere through studied symmetry. The Greek-born, London-based creative’s first foray into interior design nods to both, with tile that is both digitally printed and traditionally screen-printed with a step and repeat of colorful, varied butterflies set within frames styled as postage stamps. They form the basis of Victorian, a ceramic wall-and-floor tile collection for Villeroy & Boch that draws from the manufacturer’s two centuries of history. It’s also inspired by Katrantzou’s own legacy: namely prior collections centered around collecting and Victorian ornamentation.
These Tiles by Fangorosa Offer a Fresh Take on Classic Terra-cotta Techniques
In Lombardy, the Italian tradition of marbled terra-cotta dates to the renaissance, when it was used as flooring that mimicked real marble. Back then, red and white clay were mixed. Today, Fangorosa updates the technique…
Elena Salmistraro’s Pensieri Panteschi Collection for Lithea Offers a Nod to the Sea-Battered Cliffs of Tunisia
Tunisia inspired rising industrial design star Elena Salmistraro’s Pensieri Panteschi, a collection that mines the island’s unique sea-battered cliffs and vine-covered stone dwellings. Sicilian manufacturer Lithea pr…
Block Shop Textiles and Fireclay Tile Launch an Artful Tile Line
Two beloved California companies, Block Shop Textiles and Fireclay Tile, launch a collaborative tile line inspired by the work of abstract artists Georgia O’Keefe, Mavis Pusey, Bridget Riley, and Alma Siedhoff-Buscher….
Gantri Spotlights the Work of 4 Emerging Designers
Gantri, the California maker of affordable, sustainable 3D-printed lights, showcases four emerging designers in its latest independent creator release.
‘No Flags,’ a Furniture Exhibit in New York, Invites Introspection
Wavy edges, undulating doors, and candy colors hint at a funhouse vibe that belies a serious intent: a conversation on the cultural implications of design.
Patricia Urquiola Turns Digital Art into Hand-Knotted Rugs
Connected tubes of Himalayan wool emerge from the surface of Patricia Urquiola’s Pipeline Freeform rugs, curving and overlapping in wild squiggles.