mews industrial

design edward barber & jay osgerby 2013

this is ... Mews

Barber & Osgerby live and work in London and are therefore strongly influenced by the city. The Mews collection is inspired by the landscape, the history and the personality of the British capital, and by the huge variety of textures characterizing its infrastructures, such as bricks, wooden floors and irregular geometrical patterns. The apparently random and intentionally inaccurate effect is due to the color compositional freedom obtained by extensive research and several experimentations on color and combinations. The collection consists of 6 base colors: chalk, fog, pigeon, lead, ink and soot, each of which contains a palette of 15 different shades. This wide color range adds depth and movement to the tiled surface making it rich and remarkable. The production of Mews is industrially made in homogeneous porcelain stoneware with a colored mass dough and it is combined to an handmade glazed white version obtained by extrusion. The collection has been designed with both contemporary and traditional use in mind. The variety of neutral tones allows the tiles to be a focal point or a backdrop in any interior scheme.