Decorex Blog

27 Jun 2014 09:51
Allie Little

Ahead of their appearance at Decorex 2014, Bert & May have launched three mesmerising new geometric tile designs, which can be seen in the Conran Shop until the end of august.

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To launch their exciting new Azure collection, reclaimed and reproduction tile experts, Bert & May, have 2,500 tiles on display in the Fulham Road Conran Shop window.

Inspired by the Cote d'Azur called "A Season in France," the new Bert & May tiles include; Lapis, Churriana and Majadas, all based on antique Bert & May tile designs.

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qyitesFor this project, we took inspiration from images of repeated geometric pattern and summer terraces in southern France bathed in Mediterranean sun and decorated with beautiful homeware and furnishings.  We then also took inspiration specifically from a number of places; the blue of the sea of the Cote d'Azur; the glistening nature of the summer sun on water; the work of artist Sonia Delaunay, with her strong colours and geometric shapes, as well as knowledge of the different effects you can achieve with repeated geometric design that we see in manyquotes of our tile designs.

                                                                                      Harriet Roberts, Co-Founder, Bert & May.

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In addition to the new designs come 4 new blues for the collection, including an iconic blue developed exclusively with Conran, known as Azure Blue. This colour, plus three other blues inspired by the water; Navy, Sea and Lake were developed using traditional techniques to source the perfect combination of pigments.

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qWe have spent a very long time working to achieve the aged patina of our original, reclaimed tile collection, and have been through multiple colours before completing our ‘Bert & May Blues’ colour quotespalette.

                       Lee Thornley, Co-Founder, Bert & May.

We can’t wait to see more from Bert & May at Decorex 2014, register to see them at the show!

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