Here we are folks... drumroll....... the Super-Tile revealed! Best to play this on 'silent' - our Spanish partners love putting music on their vids, and we haven't as yet worked out remove it - at least not while getting ready for the big launch at Clerkenwell Design Week at 10am today!
It's been fun - and hopefully we will see some of you over the next 3 days at Clerkenwell. We are in the Additions Pavilion outside Craft Central in St John's Square. For the duration of the show we are selling individual Super-Tiles in a presentation box with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist Supermundane himself! You might even catch him on the stand with us, as he will be popping in from time to time.
We're showing some of our other collaborations, too.
Wow! We were proud to supply Ricker Restaurants' new Stoke House venture at the Novo Building in London's Victoria. Will Ricker commissioned large diamond-shaped cement floor tiles with which to make huge hexagons (above). To fulfil the commission, Alhambra produced a unique metal mould, made by specialists in Spain.
We will be exhibiting the tile, along with examples of other recent bespoke commissions, at Clerkenwell Design Week this month. We will also be unveiling an exclusive tessellating encaustic tile created for us by London artist Rob Lowe, aka Supermundane (nothing to do with the image below - that is another of Rob's works!)
Our aim is to showcase all that is unique about Alhambra - from our fabulous bespoke capabilities to our handmade terracotta, handpainted art tiles and cutting-edge patterned lattice bricks. It's not cheap, doing trade shows, but we thought it was worth it because we are proud of the authenticity of our products and also their provenance and quality.
In terms of Rob Lowe’s new ‘Super-Tile’, we are excited because, even though our Spanish encaustic tiles are handmade in a centuries-old tradition, a new mould, like the one we made for his pattern, can make them look almost futuristic. We see Rob’s design working brilliantly in a number of stylish shops, bars and restaurants, as well as the private home of any design-loving individual.
Rob's design is under wraps until the launch on 23 May, but you can see a little teaser here:
You will be able to buy a single 'Super-Tile' tile on the day, in a special presentation box. Find us on Stand A5Aof the Additions Marquee in St John’s Square. We look forward to seeing you there!