The archives of Moroccan tile design have been raided by Mosaic Del Sur, bringing new abstract geometric patterns and striking modern
colourways to walls and floors
BY DEE IVA
Here at the Fizz we're lovers of all things geometric. The rhythm and drama graphic pattern brings to a room can create an exciting dynamic that instantly makes a space feel vibrant and alive.
The Moroccans know a thing or two about this of course. For thousands of years their intricate designs have graced the walls, floors and ceilings of some of the world's most beautiful buildings. So it comes as no surprise that their influence is still felt today and has been reinterpreted for the modern age.
RIGHT: Energetic chevron tiling animates the floor of this outdoor kitchen/lounge in Anglet, France, by architects Melian Randolph
BELOW: Gina Rose Design sharpened up the soft, pretty monochrome interior of Strand restaurant in Stabekk, Norway, with the addition of darker graphic floor tiles
Spanish company Mosaic Del Sur has taken inspiration from antique patterns from as far afield as Morocco, Portugal, Brazil and Vietnam to create fresh new designs that spice up today's interiors. The magnificent Moorish tiling in the Alhambra Palace in Granada, and old Roman mosaic floors, have also fired the imaginations of Mosaic Del Sur's creative team, who adapt traditional designs and produce brand new themes with modern colours. A bespoke service is available too for style-savvy clients with ideas of their own.
We've had hours of fun playing with the online pattern creator. Simply choose from one of the 600 stock designs, add colours from the digital palette and arrange on a simple grid. Give it a go and we promise you'll be totally hooked!
BELOW FROM LEFT: Hip to be square, '10420'; The soft curves of '10352' contrast with the angular displays in this colourful pharmacy in Madrid, Spain; A deep inky blue sets off amazing multi-faceted design 'H106'
One piece of advice. Stick to simple graphic shapes and avoid clashing colours to keep things sleek and contemporary. A little pattern goes a long way...
For prices and local stockists go to mosaicdelsur.com