Design Centre Stories

Paper & Stone

These glazed stoneware ‘Corrispondenza’ tiles are the work of hotly in-demand Milanese designers Dimore Studio. Abstract to the eye at first, a closer look reveals a more three-dimensional pattern that recalls paper planes and origami-like folds. Designers Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci were inspired by a 1930s book they discovered: belonging to an artist, it contained letters that had been tucked inside and folded in many different ways. The work of the great 20th-century Italian designer Gio Ponti provided a further influence.

The tiles’ surface is hand-painted, with the drag of each brushstroke clearly visible, introducing a subtle level of imperfection that the designers say is entirely intentional. Seven different designs are available, supplied as a random mix; find them at Via Arkadia (Tiles).

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Via Arkadia (Tiles), Third Floor, North & Centre Domes