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Inspired by all that is Art Deco

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Patterns; Past to Present

The Art Deco style embodies the swag, glitz and glamour of the 1920’s and early 30’s.  Think Great Gatsby – a celebration of life in its most luxurious form – luxury and grandeur in both form and function. With bold geometric patterns, hard angles, mood enhancing lighting and the gleam of mirrors, Art Deco is an iconic style that will forever inspire.  Such is the case with one of our latest projects that indulges in the magnificence of this style at The Residences, Crystal Towers hotel in Cape Town. Greeting you at the entrance is one of our unique bespoke designs inspired by precise lines, bold geometric shapes and brushed metallic finishing – showing a modern take on Art Deco. This eloquent feature wall, behind a reception area, demonstrates how our screens can bring a dramatic transformation into a space.

Here are a few guidelines on how to use our screens to incorporate some elements of the Art Deco style into your space. Have a look at our material and colour options: Aluminium and Aluminium Composite are available and may suit best, in burnished copper, brushed silver & sparkling golds. Patterns that mimic this style, range from complex lines and swirls to fan-shapes and bold geometrics. Whether you choose something bold or more subtle here are some patterns that may inspire you; Medina, Maya and Circa, Sioux and Paris patterns. Other elements to consider are retro style lighting, furniture with distinct lines, fabrics with zigzags & stripes and polished floors.

Incorporating all these elements along with our screens should help you create the perfect Art Deco-inspired space and reignite your passion for this era of glamour. And on that note sending thanks to Source IBA for the opportunity to work on this project, as Jay Gatsby would say – Contact us at [email protected] for more information OLD SPORT.


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The Decorative Nature of Light

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Perforated screens create an enticing play between light and shadow through pattern.

Our perforated screens have always been a unique addition to any space; adding pattern, texture and colour. But have you considered how they also have the ability to sculpt and transform light?

The patterns cut, combined with certain material properties can influence the shape and quality of light and shadow formed. Natural light flows through delicate perforations to give a diverse range of beautiful and unique shapes that play across a space. Be it interior or exterior, to bring a sense of visual drama to an area. Different patterns produce different effects and allow for various aspects of shading and privacy to occur based on the intricacy of the design.

This manipulation of ever changing light through pattern is an important consideration for any Architect or Interior Designer. Something that can be transformed from an intangible natural element to a beautiful decorative detail formed through our screens.

In actual fact, our perforated screening is such a versatile architectural feature that it not only has a way of controlling light but airflow and privacy throughout a space.

Take a look at our patterns portfolio page for some unique bespoke designs to create your very own decorative play on light.


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The Essence of Pattern

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We’ve been super busy creating some inspiring additions to our pattern range. Patterns have always been an evocative decorating tool to create a mood and strong visual theme. With our screens, it becomes possible to bring functional screening and mood enhancing decoration into a space and architecture through one unique product.

Deciding on a pattern to incorporate into an area is sometimes difficult. Consider patterns that inspire you and reflect the mood you want your environment or space to embody. They liven up a room, add the illusion of space and create a sense of continuity through a feeling of balance, harmony, contrast and movement.

For example, natural patterns like Sagano in an urban environment make us feel connected to nature. Surrounded by grids and straight edges, hard surfaces and artificial lighting, patterns inspired by nature introduce flowing lines, can make a sensorial connection to wood and other organic materials within the space, they mimic natural forms and introduce a sense of harmony.

Adding to our organic pattern range is our Tropi pattern, which is inspired by the recurring organic texture of leaves and creates a calming and relaxing atmosphere through form, light, and colour.

Motivated by geometric shapes of rich and vibrant cultures we added to our global patterns with Mahal, Hajar and Tamrin. Inspired by balance, stability, and unity these patterns create a sense of order to a space and reflects a sense of decorative spirituality.

While it is important to consider the emotive associations when choosing a pattern for your screen it is also essential to consider the functional aspect of a pattern, such as the size. Large scale patterns open a room and make a space feel bigger, our Macula pattern is an example of this.  Whereas smaller patterns add interest and often compliment various other elements in a room, adding privacy and concealing light, as can be seen in our Ideo, Okinawa and Zenit patterns.

Patterns are the heart of our screens and are ultimately the essence of a space and design solution. So when choosing a screen make sure the pattern embodies both mood and function as to create your very own personalised space.

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Trendy Multifaceted Areas

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Adding a feature wall is a simple and effective way of bringing something eye-catching and unique to a space without the need for a full refurb or dramatic design change. In the form of vertical gardens, contemporary plant arrangements, light boxes and decorative paneling, these concepts become a new form of multidimensional art.

This recent residential project shows our Organic Fall pattern, backlit with LED’S and spaced from the wall to create some depth. Positioned at the entrance of this home our panels simulate a creeper growing up the wall and as night falls they bring a warm lit welcome for any visitor. Thanks to Louise Sweeney of Lulu Maison Interiors for allowing us to take photos.

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It’s All About Nature

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Designers are often inspired by the natural world. So too are we at Tilt.

We gather ideas for our patterns from Mother Nature all of the time. You can see these in our Organic and Botanical pattern ranges. Although many trends come and go, some repeat over a 7-year cycle, but designs derived from nature never grow tired. Whether it’s leaves on a large or microscopic scale, resemblances of water or stone, we as humans have an intrinsic bond with nature and find that not only does it often bridge the gap between our architecture and the surrounding environment, it also brings us a little piece of calm within our homes, cities and indoor spaces.

Such is the case with our ever popular Organic Stone pattern. This project pictured was a collaborative effort with architect Joeke Monteiro for a residence in Leopard Creek Country Club.