The 'Split Shift' Collection Features Infinite Design Variations

By: Joey Haar - Sep 21, 2016
References: bertandmay & dezeen
The Split Shift collection uses some of the most basic geometric shapes to create incredibly complex and infinitely diverse tile patterns. Created by Bert & May and designed by London design label Darkroom, the ceramic tiles were all hand-poured and hand-painted for the London Design Festival 2016.

The tiles in the Split Shift series consist of three different macro shapes: a circle, a square and a triangle. However, each of these shapes are split in two and share the other half of a tile with a different half-shape. This means that each tile can be painstakingly matched with its other half for hypnotically regular patterns, or the tiles can be placed at random. This random placement allows for virtually infinite combinations, meaning that no two rooms using them will be alike.