Just as I was looking for a special way to treat two walls in a design for an office, I came across Decocos’ tiles. Little mosaic tiles made from residual waste from the coconut processing industry. The unused shell of the actual nut is sawn into tiny ’tiles’. Both inside and outside can be used and create a spectacular wall feature certain to deliver a wow factor.
Decocos Edge tiles / Foto: Castillo Foto voor Vega Projects
100% ecological and sustainable
Because the shell is normally disposed off as waste, Decocos tiles are truly sustainable. Not only did they find a purpose for the shells, but the production of the tiles creates jobs and income for the local community in Vietnam. Because the source of the tiles, the nut, is so natural, the tiles have the same characteristics as wood. This means none of them are the exact same size of texture, and they often show little imperfections or even the fibres tat are so typical for the shell of the coconut. This actually enhances the natural sensation of the wall and gives it a chique and rich look.
Inside Out Decocos tile / foto: Castillo Foto voor Vega Projects
End Strip Decocos tile
Inside Out Decocos tile in Coral wassing
Caré light Decocos tile
The tiles come in a variety of finishes, textures and can be finished further with various laques or oils. They can even be dyed in several colours from coral to rich purple ti fit every home or interior. Check out decocos.com for more information.
Edge Decocos tile
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Yves Klein (28 April 1928 – 6 June 1962) was a French artist who was an important member of the Nouveau réalisme movement. He was instrumental in the development of performance art. But he is also known for a well-known series of ultramarine blue monochrome paintings he first exhibited in Milan in 1957. This deep, lapis lazuli like, blue became known as International Klein Blue. He later used this same colour for his famous ‘Anthropometries’ series for which he covered women’s naked bodies with IKB and had them jump or fall against white linen and canvasses.
Yves Klein Anthropometries of the Blue Period
Untitled blue monochrome by Yves Klein
Today the colour is used in both contemporary and classic interior designs.
Yves Klein painted walls in an interior shot featured in Elle Décor
Yves Klein coloured coffee table and pillow cases. Photo from coralwhenblue.blogspot.com
Table revamp with IKB wall by Naomi Stein in post on Apartmenttherapy.com
An IKB painted feature wall in New York Magazine
Artless limited edition Melinda Chair in IKB wool
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