To give a sense of solidity and permanence to an interior, there’s nothing like stone, as Artisans of Devizes knows only too well. The Wiltshire flooring company has opened its first London showroom in Design Centre East, which is a feast for the eyes, with a patchwork of natural stone flooring that illustrates the beauty and versatility of the material. Decorative tiles in encaustic cement, ceramic, porcelain and marble offer an exuberant, pattern-and colour-packed counterpoint.
This is the company’s first showroom outside of its Wiltshire HQ, and creative director Hamish Smith says: “It made sense for us to launch a showroom in London, to make it easier for design professionals within the city to visit us and explore our products. We wanted to work with many more people, and to do this, we decided we needed to go where the music is!”