Geometrically inspired designs are a current theme in interiors, including a pleasing inclination towards tessellation. For those who don’t know, tessellation is a distinct type of pattern where one shape is repeated without any gap or overlap when placed side by side. These sorts of patterns often appear in interiors, and their appealing geometric qualities often result in an interesting and cohesive design. Here are a few examples for you to enjoy.
The work of fabric designer, Eleanor Pritchard is characterised by bold geometric and graphic reversible patterns making use of inky tones and sharp accents. Her focus on geometry means that several of her designs have beautiful tessellating patterns.
This grey cushion shows the ‘Northerly’ range, made up of a repeated stepped shape. £96
The ‘Easterly’ range is the same pattern as above but with a striking retro yellow and grey palette. £230
Pritchard’s beautiful ‘Quail’s egg’ design is made up of a repeated double triangle bow shape. £230
Cushions from top, ‘Easterly’, ‘425 Line’ and ‘quail’s egg’. £96 each
The hexagonal ‘Pov candleholder’ by Menu is cool and quirky, and as a tessellating shape it can be built up to form a larger pattern on your wall.
Available from Skandium. £30
Using the same shape, Merve Kahraman has designed this extraordinary ‘ Diplopia Monochrome’ table, and goes a step further by emphasising the 3D cube optical illusion. This stereographic effect is produced through combining different shades of marble.
Contact Merve Kahraman for prices.
Iconic chair company, Vitra, have recently brought out the ‘Maharam pillows’ range, designed by Hella Jongerius. This includes a selection using the classic tessellating Hound’s tooth check, but with a colourful twist!
And in Lemon.
Available at Skandium. £130 each
Tiles tessellate by nature and ceramic company, Made a Mano play to this by incorporating the tessellating theme into some of there designs. One example is the Komon Natura Viceversa, which Inspired by Japanese small decorations, is made up of an isosceles triangle repeatedly rotated.
Contact Made a Mano for prices
The folded forms of origami and sculpted paper often come from repeat patterns of one shape to form a structure, which can be very simple or rather complex as is shown by the two examples of folded light pendants below.
‘Kami, white paper pendant shade’ from Habitat. £60
‘Luci, red fabric geometric shaped pendant shade’ from Habitat. £20