Known for its strikingly modern decorative tiles, San Diego’s Livden has launched five new collections for 2024, including El Dorado and an expansion of Rematch. Strongly focused on sustainability, Livden produces all of its decorative tiles using upcycled post-consumer materials like glass, granite, quartz and a proprietary mix of recycled porcelain.
For the El Dorado collection, a main source of inspiration was the mythical lost city of gold in South America after which it is named. Imagining what type of tiles would be found in the “metropolis of untold riches,” the artists behind the collection designed two striking geometric patterns – Mesa and Camino – each with texturized colour palettes. Both styles are part of the brand’s Polar Ice Terrazzo series, which uses a special binding process to artfully blend 65 to 66 per cent post-consumer recycled materials into a sophisticated and textural tile.
El Dorado Mesa is defined by a compelling pattern of repeated rugged minimalistic shapes rendered with bold black strokes and white accents. Ideal for creating focal points in kitchens or bathrooms, Mesa is available in four colours: Big Blue Sky, Calico, California Gold and Emerald.
Nodding to Spanish revival architecture, El Dorado Camino balances thick inky lines with breathing space, lending the patterned tile a scene-stealing effect that would work as equally well as flooring in modern powder room and a backsplash in an industrial loft kitchen. Camino is also offered in Big Blue Sky, Calico, California Gold and Emerald.
Roundabout is the second tile to be a part of the Rematch collection, with the first being Chutes and Ladders – both patterns are inspired by mid-century modern design and a love of board games.
Broad sinuous lines in two tones overlap each other to create perfect circles in the energetic Roundabout. Expressing a sense of movement and dimension, the pattern is an Ivory Porcelain tile (made from porcelain that is fired at a super-high temperature to ensure density and stain- and moisture-resistance) and available in four colours: Americana, Jet Stream, Tiki and Toffee.