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Japanese geometry

Italian ceramics firm Ceramiche Refin has produced a new range of large-format tiles inspired by ancient deserts and what looks like 20th century Joseph-Beuys wax sculptures.

Sitting somewhere between the two phenomenologically is its Tamashi range, meaning ‘soul’ in Japanese. Ancient natural wood effects inspired tiles in seven shades characterised by ‘fine, dense, parallel veins and subtle colour nuances,’ all in 25cm by 1.5m planks. But there’s nothing subtle about the Leaf range in the Tamashi series, akin to a large-scale Bridget Riley painting that you can just walk right over – available as pleasingly ginormous 600x600x 9mm thick tiles.



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