This week, we're showcasing tiles, textiles, and wallcoverings whose natural inconsistencies, thick weaves, and material pairings add depth to architectural interiors.


Elements, Boris Aldridge for Clé
British ceramic artist Boris Aldridge hand-formed the Elements collection of square and hexagonal tiles, which he filled with crushed glass that is melted and cooled to create a crackled texture. Multiple layers of colored glazing highlight the tiles’ slightly uneven surface. For use indoors and outdoors on horizontal and vertical surfaces in spaces with limited foot traffic. 

Safari, Link Outdoor
This dense upholstery uses chenille, boucle, and cord yarns to create its tangible herringbone construction for use in heavy-use residential spaces indoors and outdoors. Safari (third from right) is hand-woven from solution-dyed acrylic in five neutral colors.

Figure No. 1 and No. 2, Submaterial
Placitas, N.M.–based designer David Hamlin uses materials like leather and wool to create custom interior accessories that work doubly as acoustic buffers and design objects. In his Figure No. 1 and Figure No. 2 wallcoverings, wool felt and cork combine to mitigate sound in a large-scale graphical adaptation of the studio’s typical wall-hangings. Each comes in 12” by 24” sections, with multiple installation options, and in a choice of 42 colors.


Rappel, WolfGordon
Heavy nylon yarn and thin, recycled nylon threads are woven together in this jacquard weave upholstery from WolfGordon. Rappel features solution-dyed yarns and a GreenShield-certified finish, and comes in an earth-toned color palette inspired by the rock layers that line river canyons.

Reveal, Ann Sacks
This multidimensional tile gets its lustrous, undulating surface from a coloring and tempering process used by makers of stained glass that adds ripples and other textural inconsistencies. Made from 72 percent post-consumer recycled glass, Reveal comes in diamond, bronze, and onyx colors.

New Ravenna

Aurora Collection, Sara Baldwin for New Ravenna
Designer Sara Baldwin incorporates flashes of gold in her mosaic series for New Ravenna. The Aurora Collection includes natural stone, 24k gold glass, jewel glass, and shell that are hand-cut and assembled in custom installations based on 24 patterns, including Soleil (shown). For use on vertical and horizontal surfaces.

Van Gogh, BN Wallcoverings
Dutch manufacturer BN Wallcoverings collaborated with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam on a new collection of wallpaper inspired by the artist’s unique brush-stroke textures. Among the works digitally reimagined for interior walls while capturing some of their original roughness are the slightly muted­­ ‘Irises’ and the floral ‘Almond Blossom,’ (above). (h/t 3Rings)