If you subscribe to the decorating philosophy of ‘go big or go home’, you’ll love tiles that have huge gutsy personalities. Inject print and pattern in your home with tiles, and you’re not just getting a beautiful surface, it’ll also be a hardwearing and easy to maintain one. Tiles are water- and scratch-resistant, plus easy to clean. From repeated geometric patterns to life-sized murals, these tiles can do it all. Read on for your big, bold tile inspiration!
Old school terrazzo is sentimental and nostalgic. The Ergon Medley collection introduces us to a new generation of evolved terrazzo that is fresh and contemporary. Three patterns, Classico, Rock and Pop, feature jagged colour inserts in various sizes. Minimal is a plain tile, but all four ranges share the five colourways of Blue, Green, Pink, Dark Grey and Grey. This ensures that the patterns work happily with each other, even if you decide to go wild and use a few of them together! Otherwise, showcase just one pattern against plain surfaces for a touch of drama and contrast.
The Way of Nature
As we pivot towards working and studying from home, many homeowners are filling their homes with plants to create cosier and more relaxing spaces, such as in the apartment pictured above. This stylish home designed by Brewin Design Office (BDO) features the Mutina Celosia 3D element made of extruded terracotta against the balcony wall. Designed by Patricia Urquiola, Mutina Celosia is perfect for adding texture and dimension to plant-filled or outdoor spaces, with handmade aesthetics for rusticity, and an angular shape for modernity.
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Walls of Inspiration
The latest technological breakthrough of the tile industry are super thin, supersized tiles that deliver the rich detail of large scale images. Enjoy a lush green wall, a sumptuous floral showpiece, or a collage of vintage glass with the Panaria Glam collection. The tiles come in 50cm by 100cm ceramic slabs, and are just 3.5 mm-thick, the thinnest in the world! Breaking the stereotype of tiled surfaces with their seamless imagery, they provide strong visuals you can enjoy anywhere in your home.
The humble square tile is harnessed to create magical retro-futuristic looks in the Mutina Mattonelle Margherita collection by Nathalie Du Pasquier. The assemblage of 27 graphics and six plain tiles, each 20.5cm by 20.5cm, can be combined in numerous creative ways to realise a variety of decor themes. When repeated, the geometric motifs of the tiles generate a attention grabbing medley of colour and pattern that is hard to look away from.
Rich and Earthy
Patricia Urquiola found inspiration in Mediterranean materials and artisanal traditions for her Tierras collection for Mutina. The terracotta and clay hues of these unglazed porcelain stoneware tiles are familiar and reassuring, presented with sharp graphic patterns that bring a contemporary edge to any space. Against the black base of the tiles, the dry coloured powers produce deep earthy shades that are rich in texture as well.
See the tiles featured above at riceLAB. Visits to riceLAB are strictly by appointment only and limited to four people per group. We encourage guests to make their tile selections online at www.rice-fields.com before coming down to minimise their time spent at riceLAB. Make an appointment by emailing us here or by calling 6692 1199. riceLAB is at 213 Henderson Road 01.03 Singapore 159553. RICE is open from Mondays to Fridays 10am to 7pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 6pm.
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