Recently I read that trend watcher Li Edelkoort has predicted that people will create their own ‘museum houses’. These most avant-garde requirements, resulted in many professional architects, interior designers and individuals designing more individualized spaces and using tiles to fully portray the character of the homes in which the client can reconnect.
Southern Art Ceramic Design has adapted their output to create unique ceramic tiles and art that can be touched, seen and felt because it has shape, colour, gloss and volume, properties that are undoubtedly inherent to ceramic as opposed to other materials that simply cannot compete.
The ascendancy of chain store culture and global manufacturing has left us dressing, furnishing, and decorating alike. We are encouraged to be consumers, not producers, of our own culture. Our ties to the local and human sources of our goods have been eroded and possibly even lost. Buying handmade helps us reconnect and to express our identity and uniqueness. We will increasingly start living in individualized structures and among all kind of collections. Our collections of, for instance ceramic art, can make our house and ourselves stand out from the crowd. Instead of mass production, our clients want unique and hard to find objects.
The client using handmade tiles feels the satisfaction of supporting an artist or crafter directly, and receives a product, e.g. A custom tile panel behind the AGA, that is one-of-a-kind, and made with care and attention that can be seen and touched. As is the result of the absence of skill and craftsmanship in the world of large-scale manufacturing, one of a kind hand made items are a rare commodity.
Supporting small handmade design studios will make you happier in that you strike a small blow to the accumulating environmental effects of mass production, which are the major cause of global warming and the poisoning of our planet!
Visit http://www.mytile.co.za/ for some examples to get you inspired! The way in which you can assimilate myTILE into your individualized environment will be covered with all the different design elements, re. Colour, texture, matt or gloss, volume, shape, decorative design elements, etc
myTILE at Southern Art Ceramic Design is South Africa’s top ceramic tile design studio.