Home is where the heart is.
Commissioned to develop an exclusive collection of luxury tiles for Italian brand Bisazza, British designer Tom Dixon took inspiration from the designs, colours and textures of London. Creating an opulent and eccentric range of designs ranging from trompe-l’oil patterns and abstract designs.
The new cement tiles collection represents the first burgeoning collaboration between Bisazza and Dixon’s London Studio. As most inspiration derives from the sights and sounds of what surrounds you, it comes of no surprise that Dixon based his unique designs on the gradients and colours found across the vast tapestry of London’s Landscapes, as he explains himself:
“London- our home city- provides all the inspiration we need for this collection of surfaces,” said Dixon.
“The buildings blocks and textures of this 1,000-year-old city are imprinted in this designer’s mind. Bricks of red clay, cracked pavements and pebble-dash walls- the signatures of a crumbling capital in reinvention- are reworked in graphic, pop-art style to suit the simplicity demanded by the century-old tile manufacturing process,” Dixon added.
The broken tiles feature a design that perfectly accentuates Dixon’s vision of the London landscape; resembling the surfaces of cracked paving slabs and traditional brickwork. But that makes up just one of twelve different patterns that Dixon has especially created for Bisazza. Available in a limited range and colour options, Dixon's designs mark the tenth anniversary of Bisazza's London showroom and will join the firm's 2016 portfolio.
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