It would seem that a significant amount of my work is involving a return to nostalgia as of late, and in light of where I’ll be in a few days it seems fitting to do a post based on London-inspired outcomes.
Transport for London (Tfl) archives formed the inspirational backbone for Lindsey Lang’s capsule collection of beautiful tiles. Mining the collection for prints including seat cushion designs and ceramic panels from the early half of the 20th century, Lang developed a series of 3-dimensional patterns that are available in whole or quarter segments.
Tom Dixon’s new tiles for Italian label Bisazza make reference to London through the incorporation of motifs distilled from architectural features. Bricks and pebble-dash walls make abstracted appearances in the collection, which also features a colour palette aligned to the city’s built environment.
More recently, Dixon has completed a range of seven rugs for Danish manufacturer Ege, once again utilising repetitive patterns that recall the manmade physicality of London. From broken concrete and billowing smoke to railways and the River Thames, Dixon’s Industrial Landscapes rug collection brings different facets of this colourful city to life.