Although perhaps better known for their ceramic mosaic tiles, Bisazza have teamed up with Dutch designer Edward van Vliet to create this series of parquet flooring. They refer to this as their Wood Collection and it features hexagonal oak segments in vibrant colour schemes and laser engraved patterns.
Edward van Vliet’s designs make use of laser engraved patterns in the same way as you’d find in victorian floor tile centre pieces with a decorative feature being made up of several different tiles. These geometric flourishes were inspired by spirographic art and the iconic wind rose found in early navigational maps.
I specifically chose the hexagon as the basis for my designs because it gives three dimensional effects from every angle. The hexagon is a symbol of creation and revolution in all religions and cultures; it is connected to nature and for me it is a more organic shape, since it is close to a circle.Edward van Vliet
He has created three distinct designs for Bisazza’s Wood Collection, all in various colour schemes. They are all based on the same hexagonal parquet base tile, but his Hillstar series features geometrically engraved 6-pointed stars, while the Pirouette design bears the aforementioned spirographic patterns which span several tiles and could be said to resemble flowers. In contrast his Astrakhan range features no engravings but instead comes in very vibrant colour palettes.
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