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“Forrestal” High Relief Concrete Wall Tile

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I have been experimenting with some high relief concrete wall tile designs, a series of tiles taking inspiration from the details of a selection of Brutalist buildings.  The first in the series ‘The Forrestal’ will be available soon.

The ‘Forrestal’ Concrete Wall Tiles were inspired by the cast concrete ceiling of the The James V. Forrestal Building’s public entrance, a low-rise Brutalist office building located in Washington, D.C.  The Forrestal Building was constructed between 1965 and 1969 to accommodate United States armed forces personnel.

The tiles are 200mm x 200mm x 10mm, with a thickness of 35mm at the thickest point of the pattern relief.  Cast from fibre reinforce concrete they are available in the 4 standard Brutal Design colour ways Dark Grey, Mid Grey, Light Grey and Not So Grey (the tiles pictured above are in Mid Grey).

With 5 tile variants available (4-way Cross, 3-way Tee, 2-way Straight, 90 degree Corner and a Blank) an array of pattern configurations are possible.  Having a plain blank tile eliminates the problem of the relief pattern meeting the corner and edges of a room, as the pattern can be stopped short and the blanks cut to suit.