Video: Volumetric Tiles: A Step Away From Minimalism
A tile (even as the name suggests) is a plane, it develops in two dimensions. It can be drawn on paper and drawn in a computer program. The relief of a tile is something secondary; it can be present as an additional element, enriching its color variety. However, a new trend is volumetric tiles, for which texture is no less important than drawing.
Volumetric tiles are a step away from minimalism to a sensual interior, it reminds us of the embossed surface of the earth and the scales of a living creature, it can create the effect of flowing darkness into light (after all, such a tile, illuminated from one angle, looks like a gradual transformation of the plane from Yin to Yang) …
A line with volume is no longer a line; together with the third dimension, it acquires great strength, great energy, which creates a natural detail that is pleasing to the human eye. After all, we have binocular vision, which allows us to simultaneously see an object from different angles, so a volumetric drawing is perhaps even more pleasing to a person than a two-dimensional projection. The play of light and shadow becomes part of the tile design, its glossy surface reflects the rays and transforms them into an element of itself.
The vertical planes in the bathroom become like a screen into another space: the three-dimensional wall turns into dense reed thickets, the combination of greenish and chestnut shades evokes thoughts of the quiet cool shore of a village pond.
A tile with a textured pattern can be not only "positive", when the pattern is a convex element and protrudes above the surface of the tile, but also "negative", here the pattern is pressed inward, like a footprint in the snow. The combination of such "pressed" tiles and "convex" tiles with the same pattern in one interior can create a very strange feeling, perhaps even a feeling of the fourth dimension. The volume game is a new game that opens up completely different possibilities for the interior designer.