Founded in 1995 by Marten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune, the Claesson Koivisto Rune studio is multi-disciplinary, ranging from architecture to design. It is not surprising, therefure, that the collaboration with Marrakech Design has provided such interesting results: this is a collection of encaustic-decorated cement tiles, created in three patterns (Dandelion, Stone and Casa), one of which, Dandelion, was recognised as EDIDA 2013 product of the year in the Floor Covering sector. The tiles are created by hand in Morocco. The patterns are largely inspired by classic Arabic geometry, despite being created by Scandinavian designers and commissioned by a Swedish company. Founded by Inga-Lill and PA Ovin in 2006, Marrakech Design produces only encautic-decorated cement tiles according to the technique developed in France in the late nineteenth-century, now practised mainly in Morocco. The Dandelion tile is hexagonal in shape with decorations inspired by Japanese fabrics and varnished; it creates infinite compositions, depending upon how it is angled when laid.
Other winners in 2013