Cloudberry

One of our favorite projects to date… We were first approached by Catherine Henderson, interior designer from Glasgow.

Catherine approached us with an initial design for an entrance vestibule she had made for a client. She had been leading a project for the entire interior design of a house on the Southside of Glasgow. The Home had originally been named Cloudberry, as you’ll see in the stain glass above the door. If you’re wondering what a cloudberry is, it’s a plant, called Rubus chamaemorus, a native to cool regions, and and , Producing amber-coloured edible fruit similar to the or . You’ll see the shape of the fruit incorporated into the motif above the name.

After receiving the initial design idea, we visited the site and took some measurements of the space so work could make our own digital drawing of the area. As well as looking at what preparation work needed to be done prior to installation. Once we made the digital diagram we sent this to our Winklemen tile suppliers at London Mosaic. Copied Catherine and the client into an email with Daniel Pugh, London Mosaics Sales and Design Manager and started to discuss possible tile designs. If you look at the photos you will see the evolution of the original drawing to the final draft. A stunning idea turned into a stunning design. Part Winklemens black 50mm squares, part Marble, with larger marble tiles and the Winklemens tiles being sent to Aquacut to be water cut. Water jet cutting is at the heart of what they do. Water jet cutting gives a clean cut at the top of the material and being a cold process, there is no danger of a heat affected zone. Waterjet machines are computer controlled, so Aquacut are able to cut complex designs to fine tolerances which give a beautiful finish to the tiles.