Ceramic tiles, by Wim Crouwel, Richard Rhys, Koo Jeong-A, Marcus du Sautoy, and Craven Dunnill Jackfield
We loved working with newly formed company the Pattern Foundry on our recent Time supplement (W*134) so much that we approached it with the idea of creating a new series of patterns to turn into tiles. The collection was then produced by Craven Dunnill Jackfield, the 130-year-old Shropshire tile manufacturer. Richard Rhys, founder of the Pattern Foundry, designed one himself with a black overglaze, and invited graphic designer Wim Crouwel, artist Koo Jeong-A and mathematician Marcus du Sautoy each to have their ideas translated into tiles. Crouwel's handcut tiles were individually dipped in black and white glaze, revealing the famous grid that he uses in his work, from posters to catalogues; Koo's tiles, meanwhile, silkscreen-printed in pink, light yellow and black, are designed to be arranged in regular or irregular patterns.
Photograph by Stephen Lenthall