In his first collaboration with tile company Di Lorenzo, Mr Jason Grant drew on his favourite colours to create his debut tile range, a simple collection of handmade encaustic tiles in gorgeous sorbet tones and neutrals.
“Colour is key to my style and the work that I create. For this first collaboration with Di Lorenzo I wanted the colours to be standout but, to be honest, these are my favourite shades – 1950s pastels combined with deeper earthy tones. There is a very definite colour palette that I always gravitate towards, but the colours needed to work as tiles in peoples’ spaces. Ultimately though, they are my signature colours,” says Jason of the range that features tiles that are available in several shapes – hexagon, diamond, square and rectangular.
Titled ‘New Paradise’ the collection also draws inspiration from Jason’s favourite places – Bondi and Byron Bay. “The title of the collection stems from my life and love of Bondi and Byron Bay. I’m always inspired by nature – the ocean, but also the beautiful, lush hinterland and rivers,” says Jason.
“It’s hard to choose a favourite of course but I love the mini brick shape and the new take on the subway tile. I also love the Peonie (pale pink) and Skyfall (pale blue) shades and when put together, they are my favourite colour combination,” says Jason of the collection that can be used on the wall and floor in vast combinations of patterns, shapes and colours. “Available in multiple shapes and sizes, the specifier can create endless colour and pattern combinations. Or you can play it safe in one shade.”
“The tiles are all handmade and I’m super proud of the collection we have created together. I can’t wait to see them in peoples’ homes!” says Jason.
Photography: Jacqui Turk | Styling: Mr Jason Grant