The Stylish Tiles That Turn Floors into Art

April 29, 2020
What do you get when some of the brightest lights in contemporary design team up on a project? Inventive, stylish goods that put everyone’s strengths on display with win-win results all around.
Exhibit A: Field Formations, the smart and playful new capsule collection of encaustic tiles curated by Cooler Gallery, produced by Concrete Collaborative and dreamt up by a bevvy of wave-making designers.


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Cooler Gallery is the industrial icebox-turned-exhibition space in Brooklyn that’s the brainchild of architect Michael Yarinsky. The space crackles with ideas that explore the intersection of art, design, creativity and utility.


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Concrete Collaborative is the sisters-owned, California-based surfaces company that has been taking the interiors and architecture worlds by storm.
Together they’ve produced head-turning, hand-tinted tiles by such talents as:
Dash Mash by Caroline Z Hurley

Painter and textile and wallpaper designer Caroline Z Hurley, whose goods perfectly capture laid-back chic.

Djerba by Aelfie Oudghiri

Aelfie Oudghiri, known for her electric mashup of street culture and high art.

Flower by Dusen Dusen

Ellen Van Dusen, whose Dusen Dusen lines have a cult-like following for their happy, graphic vibe.

Interlacing Shapes by Ben Medansky

And ceramist and sculptor Ben Medansky, who of late has also been making gorgeous custom commissions for Kelly Wearstler.

All the tile designs in the collection riff on pattern and direction and—like the collaborators themselves—make artful, singular statements. See them all here.