Woven Image have recently collaborated with award-winning Australian designer and HASSELL Principal, Matt Sheargold as part of their Imagination Partners series. For the collaboration, titled ‘Muralithic’, Sheargold was challenged to artistically reinterpret the EchoPanel® Mura Tile, an innovative acoustic wall cladding that is design driven, cost effective and easy to install. Sheargold has released the tile’s creative side in a series of concepts designed to inspire designers to unleash their own creativity.
‘Muralithic’ plays with the lightweight nature of Mura Tiles, transforming them into a series of bold,dramatic, ethereal and memorable works of art. Each of the concepts, which show Mura Tiles being used in monolithic applications, is completely different yet unified by an element of the unexpected.
“I’ve approached this exercise from the point of view of an artist, not a designer,” says Sheargold. “Using Mura Tiles as the medium, I’ve looked to bring a new perspective to the product. I’m interested in exploring what it could do outside the usual challenges and limitations we encounter on projects from building codes to the laws of physics!”
Whilst the tile cannot be used in outdoor applications, the concept presented by Sheargold is designed to stimulate imaginative thought by showing Mura Tiles in unexpected ways. The collaboration aims to inspire designers to get creative either using the 2D Mura Tile online tool or the 3D CAD files available from Woven Image.
Woven Image and its Echopanel® brand are well respected across the design, manufacture and distribution market throughout Australia and overseas. As an Australian company serving designers, architects and customers worldwide, Woven Image are committed to being at the forefront of innovative design. Since early 2011, their Imagination Partners series has been engaging designers to explore Woven Image products and stretch their possibilities to the limit.
In fitting with this forward-thinking approach,‘Muralithic’ showcases the endless possibilities EchoPanel® Mura Tiles offer to designers and encourages them to think outside the box. Mura Tiles are available in two designs across eight colour ways, so get creative and start designing.