Architects Javier Deferrari and Lavinia Modesti won the international contest launched by Mirage. The young professionals designed X-GON, a collection that features hexagonal tiles of different sizes, patterns and colors that can be also “puzzled into each-other”. Xgone alternative viewpoint on the use of porcelain stoneware in interior design includes tiles of three different sized that come also with several graphic designs, multiple finishing and a wide color palette that goes from plain black & white to shades of brown, green, grey and terracotta.
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Lavinia Modesti and Javier Deferrari comment: “Xgone springs from the idea of creating a rich, multi-coloured design that eliminates the perception of the single element or the serial repetition of modules in favour of the creation of surfaces with a pattern that offers a multitude of possibilities for composition and colour applications” DEFERRARI+MODESTI studio was founded by Argentinian-Italian design duo Javier Deferrari and Lavinia Modesti. The two young professionals come from very different backgrounds and work experiences. Their passion for design moves from one scale to another: from architecture to installations, graphics, design. RELATED STORIES: Corset Tiles. Arbutus+Denman created unique tiles that feature hand laced cords and add a layer of depth to any wall. Photos: courtesy of Mirage.