Painterly perfection

Published: 07 Mar 2018
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Ceramiche Piemme has just launched a new collection of ceramic tiles by Gordon Guillaumier, the Maltese designer now based in Milan. The collection, called ‘Shades’, has recreated the effect of watercolour brushstrokes on ceramics using advanced digital technology. ‘I drew my inspiration from hand-decorated ceramic, I like the historic Ceramics of Caltagirone to name but one,’ explains Gordon. ‘Starting with watercolours, I wanted to go against linearity and geometry to give the idea of a hand-decorated surface.’ The five basic concrete-effect shades are combined with four different decorations, each expressed in five hues ranging from blue to light blue, white, golden and mid blue.