This week’s interior design news

Colourful tiles inspired by Spanish dancing skirts, jewel like lighting and a charcoal black timber wall – here are the products that caught my eye this week.

This week Bert & May launched Ric Rac a new collection of colourful tiles designed by Samantha Todhunter Design. Samantha was given an open brief by Bert & May and, nodding to the tile brand’s Spanish heritage, she created a collection inspired by Spanish dancing skirts with colourful Rik Rak ribbon along their flirty edges.

Ric Rac tiles, pink form Bert & May
Fresh and fun Ric Rac tiles from Bert & May

There are two designs in the Ric Rac collection: a border and a diagonal, which can each be used in a multitude of tessellations as a lattice or a stripe, as a border or a central design. The collection is available in two initial colour palettes Glacier Mint and Bubblegum, with a neutral Nougat colourway launching in 2022.

Samantha Todhunter says, “When we were asked to do the collaboration we thought a lot about what designs Bert & May had in their inventory and how to put our slant on a collection. I wanted to move away from angular, modular design to something more reflective of us, tying in the geometric but a little softer – more feminine, fresh and fun.”

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Horizontal chandelier from Gabriel Scott
Create your own light fittings from a multitude of options, with Gabriel Scott

Canadian handmade furniture and lighting brand Gabriel Scott has launched the Luna Kaleido collection, the second chapter in the brand’s Luna lighting range.  

The modular series includes two stackable glass lighting fixtures: a horizontal chandelier and a vertical pendant. The mouth-blown glass beads can be ‘strung’ together in any order to create a customised piece of jewellery for residential, hospitality and commercial projects.  

The lights are available in six new shapes and soft iridescent colours including pink, blue and green as well as clear glass. In addition there is a choice of surface texture including smooth, gridded and bubbles.

Charcoal black SlatWall from Naturewall
Charcoal black SlatWall, new from Naturewall

Naturewall has introduced a charcoal black SlatWall panel to its range. Made in Britain, the panels are manufactured from smooth FSC Certified timber bonded to a black felt backing made from recycled plastic. The natural imperfections in the wood create a distinctive texture.

Naturewall suggest the panels can be used in living spaces as well as kitchens and bedrooms and say they provide good sound absorption.

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