This is why we’d like to share Sarah Ellison’s cement tiles collection:
1// In a nutshell:
Sarah Ellison‘s new tiles collection for Teranova was inspired by the Australian interior stylist’s travels to the Mediterranean and other coastal locations. The result are these encaustic cement tiles of strong graphic look that can suit the atmosphere of Australian homes. After working quite a few years for one of Australia’s most popular interior design magazine, Ellison decided to make reality the many inspirations she gathered everyday from her job as style editor. This is how these warm, tiles collection for Sydney based Teranova was born, a nod to the beautiful decorative floor of Southern European houses and the earthy warm color of her home country.
2// What draw our attention the most:
There is a particular, almost new “Grand Tour” feeling in this Beach Club collection designed by Sarah Ellison.
Inspired by her traveling to Italy, Greece but also her home country, the designer wanted to create something that could answer the need of her fellow Australians to the overseas trends: “We struggle a bit in Australia when we look overseas to international trends. We need to take those ideas and do them in an Australian way. It comes down to certain things such as the color palette and the coastal vibe and the tones of the wood.”It was with this idea in mind that she created this six designs, each of them unique for its graphs as well as history. Going through the Beach Club collection is almost like taking a trip by an imaginary ship able to bring us from the picturesque Italian Cinque Terre, down to the ochre and blush colors of Corfu and suddenly flying to the Garden island of Kauai in Hawaii, with her intricate palm motifs created by the touch of the sunlight on the serene beaches of the island. Eventually, we are called to travel back home, to the Australia West Coast beaches and precisely to Waterloos, one of the beaches of Sarah Ellison’s home town.
Isn’t there almost an epic feeling left by this travel?
3// The bigger picture
Looking at Sarah Ellison’s collection we cannot help but recall Cristina Celestino’s works for Fornace Brioni we talked to you about. We find the same unexpected and a little fun uniqueness in their humorous dialogue with the past and the sense of materiality in design.