Textural Concrete Tiles with Relief Motifs

A triangular motif, the Florentine tile is a Mercedesz Nagy design and is based on medieval architectural ornamentation used in monastery cloisters. The tetragonal, half opened florets where originally designed for meditative and contemplative purposes. Mercedesz multiplied the pattern and filled the surrounding negative spaces with asymmetrical rhombs that create a smooth transition to each Florentine while also adding in an extra layer of geometry. Each Florentine tile is 25.5×29.5×8.2cm for a bold yet subtle wall cladding.

Designed by Akos Horvath, … (read more)

Knitted is a Textural Modern Light with Traditional Roots

A collaboration between Israeli designers Ariel Zucherman and Oded Sapir resulted in light series called Knitted. Knitted combines both industrial and manual crochet knitting with modern lighting technology. The knitted wool threads create fixed 3D patterns in sheet formation that are then fitted over a rigid skeletal structure before finally turning into the dynamic sacks that hold the globes of light. The result is an organic light fixture that is graphic, colorful and visceral.

While the knitted sacks lend themselves to … (read more)