Puzzle tiles / Mutina

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The Puzzle tiles series, use a “pattern that’s not really a pattern” giving the flexibility to make your own design, so that every wall or floor can be different. Designed by London based architects Jay Osgerby and Edward Barber for Mutina ceramics.

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Parquets Aug. Lachapelle, ca 1920

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A selection of wood floor designs from the rare early 20’s hardcover catalogue of Auguste Lachappelle Parquets, a company founded in Antwerp in 1889.  At the time Lachappelle was the only house in Europe manufacturing superior wood floors exclusively for princely palaces, castles and mansions.

The book contains more than 120 pages of beautiful parquet patterns and luxurious borders and has been for many years a great source of inspiration for me, on many topics. Recently I’ve started a process of scanning my favorite designs,  a small sample following.

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Scans for WeWasteTime

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B&W mosaic spotted in the basement of a decadent 60’s shopping center in Athens, Greece. Image by WWT.

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Selfeets from ihavethisthingwithfloors instantgram page.

Mosaic Del Sur tiles

3D geometric patterns of hexagonal retro hydraulic tiles (20x23cm) made from pigmented cement by Madrid based Mosaic Del Sur.

Scroll for a video of the manufacturing process.

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Tumbling blocks tiling

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Tumbling blocks floor tiles, a geometric pattern of light, medium and dark colors that has been used in a variety of applications for thousands of years; images by Stijn Bollaert.

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Most of the times painting parquet flooring is criminal, but this is soo cool!

via wit & delight

walkable re-marquetry /Linda Topic

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Marqueterie made of found materials, mostly trashed woods, using a curvy scrap-less pattern cut, by Swiss textile designer Linda Topic.

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Brilliant bas reliefs from sculptor Ron van der Ende here and there.

Lori Weitzner‘s wall coverings, made from recycled newspapers.

Wendy Golden‘s green footwear, made from grasses and linen