This year at 100%Design KAZA Concrete exhibit a concrete mosaic tile installation named TRE, and launch their new collection of contemporary concrete tiles Concurrent Constellations.
Designed and built exclusively in celebration of 100% Design show's 20th Anniversary, the installation aims to create a captivating kaleidoscope experience for the visitor, supporting the theme of the 2014 exhibition. Designed by long time collaborator Levi Fignar, this bespoke surface is created by a random tessellation of three triangular elements each with different patterns. The arrangement highlights the design diversity held together by a dominating constellation.
An additional layer of hexagonal ornamentation is derived from the systematic combination of matte and polished objects. The mosaic pieces smoothly follow the manually sculpted soft curves on the wall challenging for the viewer and tricking the eyes as a kaleidoscope does.
The installation will be featured together with debuting concrete tile designs in KAZA's new collection 'Concurrent Constellations', celebrating the eternal harmony between naturally evolved living forms and architecture’s geometrical shapes.
For the creation of the new collection, KAZA reached out to design artists from diverse backgrounds with remarkable conceptual, textural and spatial thinking in order to inject new perspective into what is traditionally known as surface design. Works address the concurrent influences of geometry and ornamentation, while continuing KAZA’s ongoing exploration of contemporary design.
Through the collective activities of designers, sculptors and craftsmen and the application of technology's latest achievements, KAZA designs strive to build on the values of contemporary architecture and interior design. Instigating far-reaching changes in the application of ornate textures and shapes for tessellation, the resulting objects challenge us to recognise the full potential of concrete and its casting.
See KAZA's new collection on stand E1