Artisanal tile collection by Bert & May

Artisanal tile collection by Bert & May

Dezeen Showroom: The Artisanal collection of tiles by Bert & May is awash in different hues of blue, which nod to the vibrant seas and skies of Spain where the pieces are made by hand.

The series features three different ceramic designs, each with their own dedicated shade.

The Formentera tile with its circular, geometric pattern is cast in the bright azure of a cloudless horizon, while Pals incorporates a washed-out navy hue.

Vejer, which is ornate where the other two are graphic, introduces splashes of aquamarine and a dusty, olive tree green.

The tiles' Spanish heritage is also evidenced in their surface patterns, as for example in Pals' trapezoid cut-outs, which reference the terraces found in the town after which it is named.

"The collection is reminiscent of relaxed sunny days in Spain and has a timeless feel that could work inside or out," said Bert & May founder Lee Thornley.

The tiles are encaustic, meaning their colours and unique tactile patterns are created not through glaze but by layering different kinds of clay.

They are made from Brighton stone and hand-poured by artisans in the southern region of Andalucía.

Bert & May was founded by Thornley and Harriet Roberts in 2013. Beyond creating its own tiles, the brand also reclaims old tiles and wooden flooring to give them a second life.

Product: Artisanal collection
Brand: Bert & May
Contact address: design@bertandmay.com

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