Internationally awarded industrial designer Karim Rashid and Australian metal tile manufacturer ALLOY are set to push the boundaries of traditional tile design with the launch of the Karim for ALLOY metal tile collection.
An innovative collection of eight, predominantly organic metal tile ‘cells’ for interior and exterior design use, is the result of the anticipated collaboration.
Karim explained “This collection for ALLOY is organic in shape because I believe that the world needs a softening and a more fluid human spirit.”
The metal tiles in the Karim for ALLOY collection are named flux, infinit, karma, kismet, ninja, kink and ubiquity. The metal tiles are available in all of ALLOY’s high quality metals and finishes including Brass, Copper, Stainless Steel (brushed finish, mirror finish, 2b finish), Raw steel, and Titanium.
ALLOY’s Australian factory has carefully developed, tested and manufactured each tile design. All ALLOY tiles are punched from individual sheets of solid, 1.6mm high quality metal to offer a hardwearing finish that is seamless and designed to last a lifetime.
“I have always been obsessed with patterns,” says Karim. “Working with ALLOY has given me a great opportunity to play with the idea of pattern, grid, and repetition.”
ALLOY is the first Australian company that Karim has collaborated with. He has a long relationship with ALLOY, specifying ALLOY’s unique solid metal tiles in many of his interior and exterior international designs.
ALLOY conceptualises and produces solid stainless steel, face-mounted mosaic tiles and has become recognised internationally for its distinctive range in a large variety of sleek finishes and sizes.
Jonathon Worner, ALLOY Design Director said "It has been very exciting to develop a range with Karim that is so unique. And it’s something of a coup for a relatively small Australian company like ALLOY to work with Karim. We’ve always enjoyed working with him and we are particularly interested in his ability to create distinctive work that focuses on the design language of the future and not the past. We have a history of challenging the boundaries of traditional tile design and manufacture and the organic style of The Karim for ALLOY collection provides a visual fluidity with metal tiles that has not been achieved before."
The Karim for ALLOY collection of metal tiles is available exclusively through ALLOY.