Design Tale Studio + Kasia Zareba
The FOSSIL tile collection revisits the prehistorical imprints left by plants and animals in rock formations, designed as ornamental patterns destined for contemporary interiors.
The preliminary designs were particularly inspired by the signs left by the grooved shells of extinct ammonites. The hand-drawn pattern gives it a unique appearance, similar to the imprints of primordial creatures impressed on the surface of the stone. In our own imagination, each of us can see different figures in the subtle patterns.
The imprints break up and overlap just like the signs of time in archaeological digs.
Moving in different directions, the FOSSIL surface creates optical illusions of voids and other more densely patterned areas, producing a simple, natural and elegant atmosphere for indoor settings.
About Kasia Zareba
Kasia Zareba grew up in Poland, where she studied architecture before moving to the Eindhoven Design Academy in the Netherlands. After graduating in 2012, she opened her own design firm in Eindhoven. Kasia Zareba is a multi-faceted designer who is at ease working with a wide range of materials. Her style is always a balanced mix of design, art and installation, and her works run from small to large, concrete surfaces and textures, fantasy and technology.
Kasia has worked successfully with a number of companies: the Fabric Museum in Tilburg, Cultuur Ondernemen, Design Drift, Mini /BMW, Studio Izabela Bołoz, Studio Toer. She has taught at the School of Form in Poznan, and the Fine Arts Academy in Katowice, Poland.