“I have always been obsessed with patterns. Working with ALLOY has given me a great opportunity to play with the idea of pattern, grid, and repetition. A pattern is a way of giving richness and depth to our Cartesian landscape. The more diversity of line, shape, and composition, the more interesting a single cell is. The undulating, curvilinear forms give a 2-dimensional surface a sense of 3-dimensions. These elements repeat in a predictable manner but they are designed to contradict the square tile. This collection for ALLOY is organic in shape because I believe that the world needs a softening and a more fluid human spirit.”
International design impresario Karim Rashid and ALLOY are set to push the boundaries of traditional tile design with the release of the Karim for ALLOY collection.
Karim has a long association with ALLOY, specifying ALLOY’s unique solid metal tiles in many of his interior and exterior designs internationally including the Semiramis Hotelin Greece, Nooch restaurantin Singapore and Majik Caféin Belgrade.
The result of the Karim for ALLOY collaboration is a highly innovative collection of eight, predominantly organic metal tile ‘cells’,
Available in all of ALLOY’s materials and finishes including stainless steel, copper, brass, titanium and raw steel, each design has been carefully developed, tested and manufactured in ALLOY’s Australian factory. Every tile is punched from an individual sheet of solid, 1.6mm high quality metal to deliver a seamless, hardwearing finish designed to last a lifetime.
The eight Karim for ALLOY metal tile designs are suitably named FLUX, INFINIT, KARMA, KISMET, KISMET&KARMA, NINJA, KINK and UBIQUITY.