Pulsate installation for Capitol Designer Studio

An eye-catching pop-up installation has opened in Primrose Hill to show-off how psychedelic tiles can be and create cultural hub for special events.
Until 27th October. Capitol Designer Studio, 42 Chalcot Road, London, NW1 8LS, 020 7736 7468, capitoldesignerstudio.com. Open Thursday – Saturday 10am-5pm

Discover what’s possible with porcelain tiles at an eye catching pop-up installation in Primrose Hill.

Architects Lily Jencks and Nathael Dorent were commissioned by Capitol Designer Studio to create the unique experience which features zig-zag designs and sloped floors that play with your perception.


The psychedelic patterns of the tiles were partly inspired by "razzle dazzle" camouflage, a type of camouflage that was introduced on ships during World War I, using geometric shapes to make it difficult for the precise position of ships and submarines to be calculated by the enemy.

“There’s a lot of technical detail in the tiling,” explains Mark Williams, senior manager at Capitol Designer Studio. “It took the fitters two days to prepare the room before they even laid a tile and it took a month to fit the whole installation.”

The Primrose Hill showroom was transformed using Marazzi’s SistemN tiles, which demonstrate the uses and colours of the tiles, as well as provides a place for special events, including talks from designers and artists, paint workshops and more. The next event taking place at the pop-up installation will be an evening of talks from designers and artists, featuring Lily Jencks, Nick Hornby, Sinta Tantra, Megan Burke and Grania Loughnan, on May 16th. For an up-to-date list of events, visit capitoldesignerstudio.com.

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