New: The Arch Collection In Collaboration with LivingEtc
By Victoria Smith
Jul 27, 2021
At Bert & May, we’ve always loved working with inspirational brands that have a similar design ethos to ours, and we’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with some absolutely incredible people since we started out. These partnerships have become a hugely important part of what we do, and our latest is set to continue that trend...
We’ve joined forces with Livingetc to create the Arch Collection, an architecturally inspired range of encaustic tiles showcasing striking graphic patterns and our signature soft, richly pigmented colours. It comprises three core designs and colourways, each intended to make a design-led statement as well as enable creative arrangement.
Each design is a contemporary take on structural and classical shapes, simplified in linear form to enable true versatility. The Cap tiles can be joined to make circles or placed individually to look like a setting sun; the Column tiles can create stunning soaring columns, while the Arch tiles can act as a top structure or used to form long, elegant ovals. However you choose to use them, they’re sure to make an impact.
Colour-wise, tans, terracottas and burnt orange tones provide a warm and dusky look, while greyed whites and forest greens evoke visions of sun-soaked piazzas and timeless architectural edifices. All have been created using natural pigments to create the ‘perfectly imperfect’ finish that we’re known for.
Pip McCormac, Editor of Livingetc says:
"We've featured Bert & May countless times in our pages and on our site. The daring use of pattern, the exciting colours and the perfect imperfections in the finishes all add up to a really confident and beautiful expression of style. So when we wanted to create our own tiles, this partnership seemed like the obvious choice - both brands approach design in exactly the same way, with a belief that a home should be packed with personality."
Our founder Lee Thornley says:
“We are delighted to be launching the new Arch collection in collaboration with Livingetc. The collection’s stunning architectural detailing allows endless possibilities for designs, including soaring columns and more playful, bubble-like circles, while the naturally rich colour pigmentation of the three colourways guarantees a grand sense of faded glamour. It is the perfect combination of function and beauty.”
Photography credits: Livingetc, Photographer Simon Bevan. Styling Hannah Franklin.