The peaks and valleys of the Mutina Rombini Triangle tiles bring about the play of light and shadow on this wall.
There are visual tricks designers use to create the illusion of space in interiors. One of them is using lines or stripes; vertical lines can make a low space seem to have a higher ceiling, and horizontal lines can visually stretch a wall. Using lines in a space can be decorative as well, with a repeated linear motif creating a sense of order and uniformity. When lines flowing in different directions are paired, they can even create a sense of movement! Explore the tiles you can use to integrate linear patterns in your home, and see the different effects they can bring about.
Named after the natural phenomena which inspired its design, the Mutina Phenomenon Rain tiles by Tokujin Yoshioka capture the drips and drops of falling rain in a stylised three-dimensional format. The three designs of Rain offer varying degrees of texture, with patterns resembling a fine even drizzle to large flowing rivulets. Use them for feature walls, choosing from four earthy colours.
Popular for its versatility and signature porous look, travertine is known to add texture and warmth to spaces. The Alfalux Palatina travertine-inspired tiles are a great alternative to the natural material, with its subtle pattern and grains capturing the stratified layers of the limestone. With their gentle patterning, they can be used to clad the floors and walls of an entire space. Palatina is available in five organic tones.
The Saturnia tiles of the Serenissima Gemme collection certainly live up to its tagline ‘precious concrete’. The concrete-inspired design with a light and dark streaky pattern resembles stone or marble, with undertones of luxury in its dramatic tonal differences. Use them to stretch out a narrow space.
Resembling a piece of paper folded like an accordion, the Mutina Rombini Triangle tiles instantly transform your flat two-dimensional surfaces into three-dimensional ones. The tiles, designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, are available in five colours with triangles in small and large sizes. Not just for walls, these tiles can be used on the side of countertops and islands as well!
The quiet timeless nature of stone gets a contemporary decorative treatment in the Blend option of the Edimax Feel collection. Long horizontal stone-inspired tiles are given various brushed finishes using both vertical and horizontal strokes. This gives the surface just the right amount of interesting texture while keeping the look simple and elegant.
The Ergon Stone Project tile collection derives its designs from simulating a block of stone sliced either vertically down [like a loaf of bread] or horizontally across. Slicing the block vertically, where the stone is cut perpendicular to its sedimentation, shows the stone’s vein direction and is named Falda. Falda tiles sport long vein lines that can be used decoratively for floors and walls. The Stone Project tiles are available in seven colours.
Find out more about 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.