When a designer goes from launching her own range in 2012 to winning the UK’s prestigious Homes & Gardens Young Designer Award just two years later, you’ve got to pay attention. When you also see that her work has been featured in numerous international interior design publications, including Elle Decoration and Grand Designs, as well as on some of the leading online interior design websites, then you know you’re witnessing the rise of a bona fide design star.
Lindsey Lang’s designs are everywhere at the moment, and this is exactly as it should be because they are gorgeous! But don’t just take our world for it: Homes & Gardens say that Lindsey Lang’s work is “a perfect fit for contemporary interiors” and RetailDesignBlog describe her designs as “jaw-dropping Gio Ponti-esque graphic repeat patterns that truly transform an environment”.[468post]
Indeed the American born, but now London based, designer of luxury homeware offers a range of utterly covetable products inspired by color theory, graphic design, illustration, and the constructivism movement. In layman’s terms this means that the geometric patterns that adorn her textiles, wall and floor tiles are both bold and beautifully balanced, and cleverly combine an exciting contemporary edge with a comforting retro vibe.
Her entire collection is clearly quite stunning, but here at HomeFlooringPros we are – of course – particularly in love with her floor tiles. There are currently two types of cement floor tile in her range: Encaustic and Granito. Both types are handmade and involve similar processes that are derived from ancient tile making techniques, using specially created molds into which pigmented cement is poured before being cured. It’s a rather lovely extra bonus that buying into the Lindsey Lang range means that you’re helping to keep these traditional crafts alive.
The Encaustic collection currently features four designs in complementary yellow, greys, creams and blue colorways – a particular favorite is the ‘Leaf’ design in midnight blue with its repeated organic shapes picked out in deep (almost black) navy blue and brighter electric and dark turquoise blues resulting in a stunning effect; we also love the hexagonal ‘Hex’ tiles with their delicate scallop-edged pattern that turns into finely measured, perfectly pretty interlocking chains when the tiles are placed together to create a floor.
Unlike the block color finishes of the Encaustic, the Granito tiles are created using cement mixed with marble aggregates and so have a speckled marble finish, which gives a softer more textured feel and comes in a more pastel palette of yellows, greys, creams and a pale mint. There are currently four designs in the Granito range: we love them all, but if pressed we’d have to say the audacious ‘Tweed’ – particularly in the dark grey tone – gives a simply sensational herringbone effect that is self-assuredly chic.
Lindsey Lang’s tile designs are perfect for those looking to maximise the impact of their floor. For many this will mean perhaps using the tiles sparingly to create drama in areas such as the bathroom, kitchen or hallways, but there is no real reason to confine them to these areas – some of the more delicately colored tiles could easily be used throughout the home to provide an elegant patterned background to a neutral interior design. Furthermore the Granito collection can be used for exterior floors too.
If you want to know more then contact Lindsay and her team direct: tile samples are readily available, the team is on hand to advise on the best product for your project and arrangements can be made to ship tiles to the US. And if you like the Lindsey Lang design ethos but want something even more unique, then Lindsey and her team can offer you a bespoke design service to create tiles that reflect your exact requirements.
It’s not often that such a young designer has such an impressive début. We can only hope that this advantage will lead Lindsey Lang to produce much more of the same (and better) in the years to come. You can see Lindsey Lang’s complete floor tile collection here.
At over $25 per square foot, these beautiful designer tiles aren’t going to suit everyone’s budget, to learn more about average tile and stone prices click here. You can also find out more about buying and installing tile in our tile and natural stone flooring section.