New to the U.S. market, cutting-edge British surfacing company KAZA Concrete has collaborated with an eclectic mix of professionals, including a tattoo artist and an origami artist, for its new contemporary tile line, Concurrent Constellations.
“The new tile designs address the concurrent influences of geometry and ornamentation, while continuing KAZA’s ongoing exploration of contemporary design,” the company says.
To create the line, KAZA collaborated with designers and artists from diverse backgrounds. The list includes Rough Front, a New York-based design studio founded by designer-architect Elijah Porter; Berlin, Germany-based tattoo artist Chaim Machlev; Levi Fignar (long-time KAZA collaborator); and Ilan Garibi, an origami artist from Tel Aviv.
KAZA, which will now be distributed by Walker Zanger, says the four designs (Burst, Ster, Quadilic, and Cruck) offer a series of constellation representations depicted in surface patterns. “The collection is dedicated to the birth of objects in which the parts are connected to each other on several levels, forming a comprehensive image of creativity and exclusivity,” the company explains.
Each tile in the Concurrent Constellations collection is made from lightweight reinforced colored composite concrete. They come in various sizes and 24 colors.