If you have visited Jewel Changi Airport, you would have been dazzled by the 40metre–high rain vortex–the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, impressed by the beautifully landscaped gardens, satiated by its gastronomic selections, and of course excited by the plethora of shopping options. Besides being a gamechanger for airport shopping around the world, the 1.7 billion-dollar glass-and-steel complex designed by Safdie Architects and developed by CapitaLand and Changi Airport Group, exudes an air of sophistication with its neutral canvas of nature-inspired hues such as sand and stone. The tone of its interiors projects a confident modernity that isn’t alienating but comfortable and reassuring – and many, if not all, of its tenants have made sure the design of their new outlets match up to the aesthetic expectations global visitors and well-travelled locals alike have of this new jewel in Singapore’s tourism offerings.
RICE is humbled to have our tiles in both the public areas as well as in the commercial spaces of Jewel. Hardwearing tiles are perfect materials for high-traffic commercial areas, and versatile enough to complement the design vision of architects and designers. Read on to discover the tiles at Jewel from RICE – it might just spark design inspiration for your home or shop, too!
Public areas at Jewel
The calm and soothing quality of natural stone has been brought into the washrooms at Jewel through the Panaria Basalike tiles in Soft Grey on its walls and Deep Grey on its floor.
From Ergon’s Stone Project collection, the White Controfalda tiles on the walls of the nursing rooms create a light and airy, yet cosy feel in the space.
Ergon Grey Controfalda tiles, again from its Stone Project collection, are used in the Food Hall at basement two, which houses all our favourite takeaway food brands.
Shops at Jewel
The vintage-inspired style of British clothing brand Jack Wills is reflected in its black-and white checkered flooring created with Marazzi Solid Cotton and Solid Graphite 40cm square tiles.
The grey-and-white checkered flooring at Pizza Express were created with 10cm square Ragno Unitech Bianco and Cenere Matt tiles, and are also a subtle nod to tradition.
Just the right amount of shine, in the form of Appiani Tribal Chic mosaic strips, on the back wall of hair salon Cuttour, draws the eye into the space.
The Mutina Rombini Triangle tiles by the Bouroullec brothers give this counter at Privé, at the ‘al fresco’ Canopy Park, a three-dimensional quality.
See the featured tiles above and more 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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