6 (new) Examples of The Tactility Surface Trend

Posted By Gudy Herder / July 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

If you are a regular reader, you might know by now, how often we talk about the Tactility Surface Trend, which I do actually mention in every single conference for the past two years. The following images photographed by Kristy Noble and styled by Alex Kristal for Elle Decoration UK show different tactile surfaces and textures of a home on all sets.

We use on a daily base our mobile phones for entertainment, to connect with friends and colleagues, to stay informed, to shop, and for just about everything else.


A sensory experience is craved on objects that surround us as a counterbalance to be in contact with a digital surface 1276 times per day. The more we are in contact with plain cold screens, the more we will crave for haptic experiences with surfaces that are soft, raw, porous, and stimulate our senses when in touch.

 


The Surface Industry is very well responding to this need, offering a wide range of tactile surfaces on wallpaper, wooden flooring, and ceramic tiles. And you find now an important number of designs that mimic a split surface through digital print. Ceramic tiles  imitating wooden or stone flooring are a good example.

Back to today’s story, the subtle color palette covers all kinds of mineral-based finishes from Marmorino to Microcrete, lime wash paints, tiles, wall covering and textiles to get a patina look that is so much on vogue now. It’s all about creating a surface look that makes you want to slide you finger tips all over the surface.

Eclectic Trends|The Tactility Surface Trend with Kristy Noble Photography for Elle Decoration UK

Eclectic Trends|The Tactility Surface Trend with Kristy Noble Photography for Elle Decoration UK

Eclectic Trends|The Tactility Surface Trend with Kristy Noble Photography for Elle Decoration UK

Eclectic Trends|The Tactility Surface Trend with Kristy Noble Photography for Elle Decoration UK

Eclectic Trends|The Tactility Surface Trend with Kristy Noble Photography for Elle Decoration UK

Eclectic Trends|The Tactility Surface Trend with Kristy Noble Photography for Elle Decoration UK

The Microcrete surface is created by Plaster Collective, the wall covering is handmade with layers of tissue paper by Martyn Thompson Studio and Fabscarte, and the lime wash paint comes from Bauwerk Colour.

This shot would not have been the same without the hanging flower installations by Worm London; they create a delicate and ephemeral feel, not to mention, the urge one experiences to immediately want to touch the foliage.

 

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