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Russ + Henshaw create tile installation for Clerkenwell Design Week

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Russ + Henshaw has designed a tile-based installation to be exhibited during Clerkenwell Design Week.

The collaborative worked with manufacturer Turkish Ceramics to create Tile Mile, a patterned tile installation which will be combined with infinity mirrors at St John’s Gate in Clerkenwell.

Lianne Russ, co-founder of the collaborative, said: ‘The ceiling [of St John’s Gate] is a double vaulted soffit, and our tile design is a reflection of that pattern.’

She added: ‘Parallel mirrors are a fun interpretation of the optical effects mirrors can make, and will create the illusion of an elongated crypt-like space.’

The colour scheme will predominantly feature red, white and blue tiles, inspired by Iznik ceramic objects, and uses a mixture of wall and floor tiles.

‘Slip resistance was something we had to take into consideration, as we wanted to use a wide range of tiles, including walls tiles not usually used for walking surfaces,’ said Russ. ‘We applied an anti-slip coating to the tiles to ensure slip resistance and exceed minimum safety standards.’

The installation will be open from 20-22 May during Clerkenwell Design Week.

Project data:

Architects:  russ + henshaw
Location: St John’s Gate, Clerkenwell, London
Type Of Project: Temporary Installation for Clerkenwell Design Week 2014 (May 20-22)
Structural Engineers: Constant Structural Design
Project Architect: N/A
Tiling: Colin Barber
Design Team: N/A
Client: Turkishceramics
Funding: N/A
Tender date: N/A
Start on site date: 15-16 May
Contract duration: N/A
Gross internal floor area: 36sqm
Form of contract and/or procurement:  Bespoke
Total cost: Confidential
M&E consultant: N/A
Quantity surveyor: N/A
Planning supervisor: N/A
Lighting consultant: N/A
Main contractor: setWorks
Annual co2 emissions: N/A


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