designed by Rui Pereira & Ryosuke Fukusada
The contemporary tiles industry is erasing the boundaries between natural and industrial, raw and processed material. Nowadays is virtually possible to simulate the appearance and texture of any material in ceramic.
Tile sashi (slice in Japanese) is a collection of bathroom furniture inspired in the act of slicing a raw material in order to build something new.
Since we are working with Cotto, our ‘raw material’ are their made in Italy tiles. By slicing the tiles in thin strips we are able to give a three-dimensional configuration to a flat material, making it become part of the surface of the furniture and,in this way, mimetizing it with the bathroom architecture.
In order to give a softer appeal to the tiles we want to use a pastel color in the junctions and mix other natural material such as red clay and cork.
cork, red clay, Cotto’s tiles
RUI PEREIRA & RYOSUKE FUKUSADA
Rui Pereira is an Industrial/Interior designer from Portugal who currently lives and works in Milan, Italy. He is fascinated by contemporary objects and archetypes. He seeks to create an instant connection between the user and his design by using comprehensible language with clever and humorous twist. He is not particularly interested in finding the perfect shape or form rather he looks for new perspectives, experiences and typologies. He believes that the designer's role is to educate the collective taste and create an environmental awareness in society through already existing subjects.
Ryosuke Fukusada was born in 1979 in Osaka, Japan. He studied product design at the Kanazawa College of Art from 1998 to 2002. He then worked for Sharp Corporation in Japan as a designer for consumer electronic products until August 2007. After moving to Italy in October 2007, he graduated from the Domus Academy, Master in Interior and Living Design course in 2008. From November 2008, he started working for the Studio Urquiola in Milan, being involved in product design projects. From October 2012 he started his own design studio in Kyoto, Japan.