The contemporary tiles industry is erasing the boundaries between natural and industrial, raw and processed materials. Nowadays is virtually possible to simulate the appearance and texture of any material in ceramic. Like Cotto’s Marmo granito tile, which gives you the feeling of a natural stone. Tile sashi (slice in Japanese) is a collection of bathroom furniture inspired by the act of slicing a raw material in order to build something new.
mirror with small cabinet, sink and stool
(left) sink with everyday use tray and storage base
(right) bench with towel hanger and storage
stool + storage
The project was based on the act of slicing through a raw material in order to build something new. by cutting the tiles into thin strips, the flat material was able to be produced as a three-dimensional configuration, making it part of the furniture’s surface. Wanting to achieve a softer appearance, a pastel color has been applied in the junctions with other natural materials such as red clay and cork also mixed in. The series was presented during milan design week 2014 in a collective exhibition ‘another perspective 2- another detail’ supported by cotto ceramics.
all images courtesy of rui pereira