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15th March 2019
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Introducing the V&A Brompton collection from British Ceramic Tile
Tap into the nation's passion for pattern in the home with the V&A Brompton range. No longer a style choice confined to the more adventurous designers amongst us, pattern is everywhere and it's packing a punch. From walls through to floors, retailers can help consumers embrace the current pattern trend, transforming a plain, neutral space into one brimming with individuality with this new collection.
Victorian decoration at its finest, the new Brompton range from British Ceramic Tile and the V&A delivers style and sophistication. Celebrating the Victorian fascination with medieval geometric floors, this striking collection of porcelain tiles can be used inside and out, decorating the home with authentic character.
Each design offers its own unique aesthetic and has been inspired by a nineteenth century tile, held in the archives at the world-famous museum. The versatile patterns all work effortlessly together in a contemporary blue and grey colour palette, but can be sold as a standalone surface covering, or combined to create a patchwork effect on walls or floors that's all about reflecting a quirky sense of personality.
Jayne Adamson, head of brand and product marketing says: "We have noticed a real trend towards consumers buying patterned feature tiles over the past few years, both for walls and floors. V&A Brompton reflects the pattern trend perfectly, allowing retailers to help consumers bring their own identity to their interiors. The beauty of the collection is that you can stick to one eye-catching design, or mix and match between ranges as the colours complement each other perfectly."
Made from high quality porcelain, the collection is a practical choice in busy areas such as the hallway providing a hardwearing floor solution, and can also withstand cold temperatures making the tiles well suited to patios and outdoor features.
Godwin Grey: Based on a patterned earthenware tile designed in the medieval style by nineteenth century tilemaker, William Godwin (1813-83), this classic design of geometric elements has been reinterpreted into a contemporary palette of soft greys.
Abbey Circle: This design (pictured) is inspired by a Victorian earthenware tile design, in the style of a medieval floor tile, held in the V&A collection. In cool shades of complementary grey, Abbey Circle has an authentic and handmade feel.
Pugin Filigree: This design has been adapted from an earthenware tile, designed by the master of Gothic Revival, A.W.N. Pugin (1812-52), after a medieval floor tile. Using timeless blue tones Pugin Filigree features an intricate design of stylised leaves and flowers.
Available in a 20x20cm size.
2nd November 2018