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Ceramic Tiles Inspired by Chocolate

Posted on by Andrew.Moul

What better way to decorate your floor than with everyone’s favourite guilty pleasure? Spanish designed Alberto Sánchez has come out with his latest ceramic tile design which is based on chocolate.

They’re called ONZA tiles and they’re made by the design studio MUT. The tiles consist of three ceramic pieces with invisible joints, so there are loads of ways to configure them. This means you can make completely unique floor patterns that suit your style and available space.

chocolate tiles

(Source: http://www.mutdesign.com/portfolio/onza/)

The Tile Flavours

There are three different designs in total – dark chocolate, white chocolate, and milk – and we’ve put a picture of each kind below for you to drool over.

dark chocolate ceramic tileswhite chocolate ceramic tilesmilk chocolate ceramic tiles

(Source: http://www.mutdesign.com/portfolio/onza/)

The Tile Benefits

The main benefit of this design is the freedom it provides you. You can arrange the tiles in any way you want and truly personalise your floor. You can simply repeat the same tiles for a uniform look, or you can mix it up and create a more playful design.

The tiles’ minimalist design means they’ll go great with any minimalist rooms you may have in your house. But it also means they can add a subtle sophisticated element to a busier room, so the room won’t feel overcrowded, or like different parts of the room are competing with one another.

white chocolate ceramic tiles

The tiles come in three colours – their official names being grey, terracotta, and white – so they’ll fit in with whatever style you’re trying to achieve. The white is perfect for achieving a clean and simple look, whereas the grey adds an air of sophistication. The terracotta, on the other hand, harkens back to the tiles on traditional Spanish houses.

But don’t just take our word for it, below are some others in the industry curious with MUT Design’s latest tiles.

 

The Tile Designer

MUT is a Valencia based design studio who specialise in minimalist furniture and decorations. Founded by Alberto Sánchez in 2010, its main aim is to redefine everyday objects based on the principles of emotive design.

One of their previous tile designs, called SCALES, is a great representation of their vision. The aim was to imitate the vibrating movement of fish scales. Each tile was white with coloured edges, so when placed together they create an amazing iridescent effect. The picture below shows exactly what we mean.

scale tiles coloured edges

(Source: http://www.mutdesign.com/portfolio/onza/)

This meant that what could have been an otherwise plain and uninspiring design – ie. just plain white – was turned into something pretty unique, and certainly visually interesting.

Let us know what you think about some of these quirkier designs: would they fit in your home? Or are you more traditional in your style? Don’t forget to share it with your friends on Facebook or Twitter – I mean, who wouldn’t want to hear about walls made of chocolate?