Greg Natale for Bisazza
Marking the exploration of a new aesthetic for designer Greg Natale, this collection celebrates all the beauty to be found in irregularity.
"People might associate my aesthetic with symmetry and bold geometrics, but I have always believed that when working with pattern, organics and geometrics need to sit side-by-side to have optimal effect, so I am thrilled to be presenting this range of organic designs with Bisazza. In this collection I wanted to explore how motifs that are so wild, uneven and random could be reinterpreted, attractively, within a medium as linear and unvarying as sheeted mosaic square tiles."
The range consists of four decorative motifs, each one offered in a variety of colourways.
The malachite stone is a much loved crystalline structure than in section gives us vivid, radiating swirls of green. In New Malachite I played with the colour and we now offer a soft, rose and dusty pink hued alternative as well as a calm and soothing greyscale version.
This pattern can evoke images of dry cracked earth, the drama of ice flow or the impact of smashed glass, depending on its colours. Ultimately the beauty of this design is in its simplicity and scale. Fragment is offered in Grey, Beige, Gold and White or Black with Grey.
Groove, like many of these designs, takes its cues from nature. The brain coral of Australia's Great Barrier Reef was the starting point for this undulating graphic. In reality, these lines are wrinkly, rounded and three-dimensional. By flattening them out they take a new graphic character that leads the eye and holds your interest.
I love Moire as it is so alluring because it’s intangible and short-lived. It changes and shifts before your eyes. By taking a snapshot impression of the moire effect and reimagining it with mosaic tiles what is usually transient and ephemeral now becomes permanent and solid and beautiful. Visually it might reminds us of soundwaves or the grain of timber, I think that it is because it is not immediately clear what it is you’re seeing, that adds to its charm.