Domus launches Bermondsey, new patterned tile designs by Lindsey Lang

Domus has launched Bermondsey, a capsule collection of seven patterned tiles created by American designer Lindsey Lang.

Available at Domus’ London Battersea showroom from the beginning of May, the collection features three terrazzo designs, two encaustic designs and two 3D cement designs, each displaying Lang’s signature mid-century style patterns on the different material formats.

In a palette of soft pastel shades, it includes an exclusive colourway in the Scallop pattern using pink and cream terrazzo with grey cement.

Displaying a beautiful combination of colours and patterns, Bermondsey is named after the area in London where Lang’s studio is based. Lang’s work draws inspiration from colour theories, Constructivism, Modernism, Abstract Expressionism and geometry found in nature, combining bright colourways and textures to create beautifully balanced and timeless designs.

Lang’s signature print designs translate beautifully into tiles with repeating patterns that will completely transform any space. "Collaborating on this capsule collection at Domus has been a lovely way to refresh the range," Lang says.

"I am delighted to be showcasing a new addition to the ‘Scallop’ design. We really wanted to push for a fashion-forward colourway on this design using pink and pale grey. We also updated the textural effects by mixing terrazzo and plain colours for the first time. I think the result is an exciting new addition to the collection."

The seven designs include the exclusive Scallop terrazzo and cement design in pink, grey and cream, a Leaf terrazzo design in pale yellow and mint, a Double Ellipse terrazzo design in grey mix, a Leaf encaustic design in grey mix, a Hex-shaped encaustic design in yellow, lilac and grey on a white base and two London Chevron 3D cement designs in pink and cream.

The encaustic tiles are crafted using an ancient process that was revived in Victorian times. Lang’s goal is to keep the traditional process alive. The tile will develop a natural patina over time but can easily be polished back to its original state. The standard finish is matt but these can be polished once installed into a satin or gloss finish.

The terrazzo tiles are made using the same process as the encaustic tiles, reinforced with fine chips of coloured marble. The top layer of the pattern is made using a blend of pigmented granite and marble aggregates, resulting in its speckled terrazzo finish. These durable tiles are perfect for high traffic areas and can be polished back to their original state at any time.

The London Chevron 3D cement tiles, available at Domus in pink and cream, feature motifs Lang developed from the history of London’s transport network, referring to Transport for London’s archives to develop a pattern originally created for London Underground in the 1930s. The Chevron tile is based on a pattern created by British painter Enid Marx in 1938, originally composed of a green and red grid of squares that formed an overall zig-zag shape.

The design appeared on fabric used for seats across Piccadilly and Central line tube trains. Lang’s London Chevron 3D cement tiles feature raised square, striped and rectangular sections that can be combined to create diamond-shaped outlines.

To create the 3D cement designs, Lang developed a version of an encaustic tile- making process. Encaustic tiles are usually flat designs made from inlaying different colours of cement, but Lang’s tiles are made by building up layers of cement by hand to create a 3D pattern and then pressing pigment into the surface.

Born in America, Lindsey Lang trained as a fine artist in Textile Design with an emphasis on print and weave at the University of Kansas before moving to England to finish her studies at Central Saint Martins.

After working for many years in the world of graphic design and illustration, she left to replant her roots back into textiles and established her own London-based studio in 2012. Find out more: