23 August 2021

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Printed ceramics set to land next season

The firm's new Linz collection features geometric wall tiles inspired by the ikat technique.

Associated with ancient Eastern looms, the ikat technique was used by the first weavers in Malaysia to dye cloth and fabric, using ties or binds (the word 'ikat' means tie or bind), is the inspiration behind the Linz collection by Porcelanosa.


Walls turned textiles

The ikat process came to Spain via the Silk Road throughout the thirteenth century, and is symbolic of the golden era of textile trade and Asian fabric imports that accelerated the country's economic development. The technique consists of weaving the yarns on a vertical loom, removing them, and immersing them in pigment (resist dyeing). It means an identical print can be created on both faces of the fabric.

Linz echoes this same look, in tiles measuring 59.6 cm x 150 cm. The geometric motifs repeat over the tile, resulting in a lively design of ethnic motifs reminiscent of antique Indonesian or Japanese rugs. This is precisely the effect the tiles achieve: textiles brought to your walls, converting your space into an Eastern temple in White, Taupe and Anthracite hues.
The wall tiles also work well with two accent tile designs (Spiga and Deco), designed in grey and anthracite hues, which balance the different elements perfectly.

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