08.01.20

08.01.20
Update the classic black and white theme for your home with these inspiring high-contrast looks
Tiles

Get the full decorative impact of the Ragno Contrasti tiles, used to clad this café counter.

There is no other colour pairing that makes as much of a statement than black and white. And no other combination can effect such wide-ranging decor themes such as classic, retro, minimalist and avant garde. Black and white never goes out of style, and tiles are one of the best materials you can use to create your monochrome masterpiece. Tiles are high in durability, low in maintainence extremely versatile when it comes to creating standout designs. Here are three ways to use black and white tiles, get inspiration here!

Go high on decoration 

Launched at Cersaie 2019 last year, the new Mutina Chymia tile collection goes back to basics with 30cm by 30cm black, and white pattermed and embossed glazed porcelain stoneware tiles. 

Launched at Cersaie 2019 last year, the new Mutina Chymia tile collection goes back to basics with 30cm by 30cm black, and white pattermed and embossed glazed porcelain stoneware tiles. 

For Chymia, designer Gennaro Avallone of Laboratario Avallone drew on the art of painting and sculpture to create 11 textures and designs available in both black and white versions. Combine the designs any way you like to create countless of surprising and fresh configurations.

As its name implies, the Ragno Contrasti tile collection is a celebration of contrasts. Eight floral and geometric patterns make up the collection, which uses simple two-colour contrasts to create vibrant surfaces.

The Classic Concerto

Build a perpetually elegant look with basic tiles from Italian brand CE.SI. in rectangles, hexagons, and diamonds. 

Designs with an edge 

Non-conformist designs like these Mutina Puzzle Edge tiles by the London-based duo of Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby is great for breaking perceptions of scale, and creating drama in a space.

Put a twist on classic checkerboard flooring with the Mono Black tiles of the Mutina Lane collection, with random pinpoints of white on a predominantly dark floor instead of a repeated pattern. Inspired by the neighbourhoods and architecture of London, the tiles of Lane have a mix of different tones which adds textural dimension to a flat surface. 

As an extension of their collaboration with Laboratario Avallone, Mutina recently introduced The Cylinder Glass, a collection of black and white glass vases. Made by master glass-maker Fabiano Amadi in the famed furnaces of Murano, each piece in the collection boasts two components, the circle and the cylinder in different proportions. Each piece is unique thanks to the handmade process, and only 50 pieces of each of the six designs were made, making this an extremely limited collection. See these exclusive pieces at RICE!

Catch the tiles featured above and The Cylinder Collection at riceLAB. Make an appointment with riceLAB 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.

Get the European tiles you love at great prices! Make an appointment to browse the Tile me You Love RICE range at riceLAB now, with some tiles going at up to 30% off!

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