During Fuorisalone 2017, Bisazza launched 4 new patterns in glass mosaic tiles by Australian Interior Designer Greg Natale.
The “Composite Collection” designs explore organic motifs and celebrate the beauty to be found in irregularity.
“ People might associate my aesthetic with symmetry and bold geometrics, but I have always believed that when working with pattern, organics and geometrics need to sit side-by-side to have optimal effect, so I am thrilled to be presenting this range of organic designs with Bisazza.” …….. Greg Natale
“ The collection celebrates the beauty to be found in irregularity. People might associate my aesthetic with symmetry and bold geometrics, but I have always believed that when working with pattern, organics and geometrics need to sit side-by-side to have optimal effect, so I am thrilled to be presenting this range of organic designs with Bisazza.” ……. Greg Natale
” In this collection I wanted to explore how motifs that are so wild, uneven and random could be reinterpreted, attractively, within a medium as linear and unvarying as sheeted mosaic square tiles.” …. Greg Natale
Suitable for use as flooring and walls, each tile is offered in a variety of colourways.
” Fragment can evoke images of dry, cracked earth, ice flow or smashed glass depending on its colours, but the beauty of it is in its simplicity and scale.
I enjoyed playing with Bisazza’s colour glasses to create a special rivers-of-gold variant that pops against the more subdued Beige and grey options.”
Fragment, is a tile comprised of 12x12mm glass tiles, davailable in four colours: Black, Gold, Grey or Beige.
” As with many of the designs in The Composite Collection – my Groove decorative tile also takes its cues from nature.
The brain coral of the Great Barrier Reef was the starting point for this undulating graphic. In nature, these lines are wrinkly and three dimensional.
By flattening them out and they take a new graphic character that leads the eye and holds your interest.”
Groove is mosaic pattern comprised of 10x10mm glass tiles, offered in three colours: Black on Black, Rose or Grey.
“I love Moire as an effect because it is so alluring – it’s intangible and short-lived. It changes and shifts before your eyes.
By taking a snapshot impression of the moire effect and reimagining it with mosaic tiles what is usually transient and ephemeral now becomes permanent and solid and beautiful.
Visually it might reminds us of soundwaves or the grain of timber, I think that it is because it is not immediately clear what it is you’re seeing, that adds to its charm.”
Moire is comprised of 10x10mm tiles, and the design is offered in three colourways: Black on Black, Rose or White on White.
The most striking of the collection is “Malachite” with vivid swirls of greens and greys, taking its name and design from the malachite stone, a crystalline structure famed for its captured motion of swirls and lines.
“The malachite stone is a much loved crystalline structure than in section gives us vivid, radiating swirls of green.
In New Malachite I played with the colour and we now offer a soft, rose and dusty pink hued alternative as well as a calm and soothing grey scale version.”
New Malachite by Greg Natale is comprised of 10x10mm tiles and availble in three colourways: Green, Rose or Grey.
About Greg Natale
For as long as he can remember, Greg Natale has been passionate about interior design.
His love of bold colours and patterns, and his powerful use of layering to create tailored, sophisticated spaces, have come to define Greg’s unique style.
Greg studied interior design at the Design Centre Enmore in Sydney, visual arts at Sydney College of the Arts and architecture at Sydney’s University of Technology. In 2001 he started Greg Natale Design and has never had time to look back.
Greg’s first project in his own name was the design of his sister’s one-bedroom apartment, which he decorated with wall-to-wall custom-coloured Florence Broadhurst wallpaper, layered with matching artwork and linen.
The project was published in Australia’s Belle magazine in 2002 and the UK’s Wallpaper* magazine.
Not only did the project win Greg his first award, the 2002 Belle Wild Card award, a category created for him, it brought his work to the public’s attention.
Natale was born and raised in Sydney to Italian immigrants who arrived in Australia in the 1950s.
Greg took a three-year course in interior design at the Enmore Design Centre,
He also studied visual arts at Sydney College of the Arts
And architecture at the Unbiversity of Technology. Sydney
From 1996 to 2001, Natale worked for three different architectural design firms: Garth Barnett Designers, HBO+EMTB, and SJB.
In 2001, he launched Greg Natale Design.
This was around the end of the minimalism movement, and Natale chose to pursue a more luxurious look than had previously been in style.
His first major project was the 2002 design of the Gonano Apartment, with a decorative, repeat pattern coordinated on walls, blinds, bed linens and art.
Based in Sydney, the firm handles interior design in residential, retail and commercial spaces, and also does residential exterior design.
Natale’s style is a mixture of opulence, vibrant colors, patterns and textures, with meticulously curated and balanced, layered spaces and modern touches.