5 February 2017
Patterned Porcelain Stone Tile
The Urban Layer Collection by Marble Systems pays homage to the true masters of building and craft: the artisans who carved and cut their designs on the grand buildings of medieval and Renaissance Europe. The patterned porcelain stone tile series feature elegantly cut geometric designs that flatten the innate patterns.
These patterns are created by classic woodworking techniques, such as parquetry, latticework, trellis which render them in textured porcelain patterns that are almost hypnotic in their geometric precision. These range from the open and expansive to the geometrically bold and challenging. Designs that fall under the former include the District Multi Finish Marquise Mosaic that creates a pattern out of outlined octagons that soothingly overlap. The District Multi Finish Fenster Porcelain Mosaic features a brick-inspired pattern in grey, perfect for covering an entire wall. Those seeking to introduce something more daring to their interiors might favor the District Multi Finish Link Porcelain Mosaic and Umi Hex Mosaic, both use alternating colors to create bewitching patterns. These designs are best decorated with solid silhouettes in front of them, such as a modernist vase, to stop them from being too overwhelming.
The series is cast in a calming, neutral palette of grey, sand, and ivory. The colors allow the intricate nature of each pattern to stand out without being too overwhelming. The series is best used for a kitchen, bathroom, or as a feature wall. The tiles would also provide the perfect backdrop for a mirror, a sink set, or cabinets in any setting with touches of copper, gold and rose gold. Overall, the Urban Layer Collection of patterned porcelain stone tile is an elegant update of classic craftsmanship for modern interiors.