For his first-ever contribution to Italian tile manufacturer Mutina, London-based designer Michael Anastassiades developed a series defined by geometrics and the opportunity to create a vast array of applications.
Called Fringe, the collection plays with the idea of the decorative edges made of threads or strips of fabric that add ornamentation to clothing and other items. This translated into a square tile that is divided by a series of parallel segments of two widths.
Engraved directly onto the unglazed and rectified porcelain surface, the linear details add depth, dimension and texture.
Pronounced spacing for grout gives the tiles a brick-like appearance, which can be used to design a range of patterns by simply changing the orientation of each.
Fringe is available in one size format (12.3 x 12.3 cm) while the engraved grout lines come in two variants: Thin, which is 6-millimetres thick, and Bold, which is 15 millimetres; the modular tiles have a joint of 3 millimetres.
Each version of the tile is offered in five colourways – White, Anthracite, Grey, Red and Rose – all with multiple complementary or contrasting tonal options for the grout.
The Fringe collection is suitable for use on walls and floors, indoors and outdoors, in both residential and commercial settings. To maintain colour integrity, it’s advised to use epoxy grout.