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Ann Sacks Collaborates With Lawrence Bullard for Mosaic Collection
2022 by HFBusiness Staff in Business Strategy, Designer Weekly, Industry
ANN SACKS, designer and manufacturer of fine tile and stone, has collaborated with internationally acclaimed designer, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, on Eutopia, a collection of glass mosaics.
Bullard is known for his interiors and fearless approach to design. He envelopes interiors in a celebration of rich color, pattern, and textural layers. With an international list of celebrity clientele, commercial and hospitality projects, and a line of licensing agreements, Bullard now adds work with his tile designs for ANN SACKS with the unveiling of Eutopia.
Joining Bullard's earlier launches of Eastern Promise and Hermitage, which both made their debut in 2013, is the Eutopia collection of glass mosaics. Eutopia is available in five patterns and two standard order color blends.
The mosaics can be custom ordered in any of the collection's 49 Glossy or Sea Glass shades to individualize any space. The intricate, botanical-inspired tiles are a compilation of upcoming and existing wallpaper designs and two patterns created specifically for the collection.
All of the new patterns are 12” x 12” netted mosaics. The various styles come in a wide variety of colors and finishes. The patterns in the Eutopia collection include Indagare, Ottoman Trellis, Pagoda Vine, Sultan's Garden, and Marmaris.
"Eutopia has a different look from my last collections and captures my current passions for how I see design evolving," said Bullard. "The beauty of the floral designs could create a magical look in a shower enclosure or indeed a statement wall.”
Bullard continues, “The power of the design works as art and can replace artwork on the walls. The smaller design like Sultan's Garden would be perfect as a backsplash in a bathroom or create ambiance in a powder room. Even used as a floor covering it would imitate a beautiful rug and give such unexpected glamour to wherever it's used.”
“With such unexpected color combinations in the tiles, you can pull almost any of the tones out and make the ambiance your own. From the deepest blues to the freshest greens there are a multitude of ways to design around all the tiles from the boldest statements to the softest romance with our pink and amber undertones."
The Eutopia designs are handcrafted using glass as its medium, the small, hand-clipped glass chips expertly hand-laid to form the field and inlaid, repetitive botanical designs.
Eutopia is a statement-making tile and sophisticated choice for all vertical surfaces, including feature walls, backsplashes, fire surrounds, showers, and submerged areas such as fountains and pools.
Eutopia can be used in outdoor settings due to its natural composition, as it is not affected by freeze/thaw conditions. The tiles lay up in a repeat pattern with a tight, almost imperceptible grout line for flawless applications.
"As a designer, I believe we constantly grow and expand our tastes and the evolution of what inspires us and what we are exposed to, from our travels and experiences to the books and magazines we read," concluded Ballard.
"Eutopia is an expression of my taste today, inspired by historic and traditional decorative motifs whist feeling fresh and modern in scale and proportion. The mix of old and new, exotic shapes and balanced scale was important in my previous collections and is of course reflected in the new collections helping them still feel connected, still expressing part of my integral designer make up and passion for all worldly design."