Colorful, Trippy Tiles Made on a Custom-Built Machine

After a deep dive on Instagram recently, I came across some jaw-dropping tile designs from Studio GdB. Gilles de Brock and Jaap Giesen, the pair behind the studio not far from Rotterdam in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, became obsessed with designing and producing their own ceramic tiles. After not finding anything that could produce their desired finishes, the duo created their own custom digital printer that allows for computer-controlled application of liquid glazes. Once programed, their machine delivers liquid glaze directly on ceramic tiles in their biscuit state. The results are unique, customizable tiles in a range of bold colors and trippy patterns that feel almost handmade. Thanks to their techniques, there are endless opportunities for patterns and color schemes – you can go as tame or as wild as you want! Call me officially obsessed!

staircase with risers covered in colorful, patterned tile

side by side photos of patterned black and white tile

side by side photos of patterned red, blue, and white tile

side by side photos of patterned red, blue, and white tile

panel of graphic tile

panel of graphic patterned tile in black and white

panel of graphic patterned tile in blue and white

panel of graphic patterned tile in red and white

panel of graphic patterned tile in red, white, blue, green, and black tile

panel of graphic patterned tile in blue and green tile

panel of graphic patterned tile in blue and white tile

panel of graphic patterned tile in black and white tile

panel of graphic patterned tile in pink and burgundy

panel of graphic patterned tile in pink and black tile

panel of graphic patterned tile in black and white tile

panel of graphic patterned tile in multicolored tile

panel of graphic patterned tile in green and brown tile

panel of graphic patterned tile in pink and green tile

random display of multicolor and multi patterned tile

random display of multicolor and multi patterned tile

pink living room with white sofa and pink and red tiled coffee table

Photo: Michelle Piergoelam

modern kitchen with black and white patterned tile backsplash

Yes Eye See shop with patterned tile on facade

shop decorated with multi colored and multi patterned tile

two men standing side by side in art studio

Gilles de Brock and Jaap Giesen

For more information on Studio GdB tiles or to order samples, visit studiogdb.biz.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.

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