This collection of handmade tiles by Jam By Hedayat & Mizaj Tile Studio bring alluring aesthetics from Ancient Egypt to 1920s Manhattan in muted colours to cover the surfaces of your home.
It’s safe to assume that everyone is a fan of covering their surfaces with tiles. Aside from being easy to maintain in wet areas like kitchens and washrooms, they elevate the visual depth of your home surfaces with alluring aesthetics. Whether that is in arrays of geometric forms or art deco patterns, this fresh out-of-the-mould tile collection by Cairo and London based Jam by Hedayat and Mizaj Tile Studio has your countertop, backsplashes and floors covered with a range of muted and calm hues.
“Sustainable design has been the highest priority on our agenda in the past few years,” Hedayat Taymour, founder of Jam by Hedayat, tells #SceneHome. “We at JAM are excited to have collaborated with Mizaj on this line of en-caustic tiles, which merges our strive for hand made products with our passion for patterns.” The five patterns released in this collaborative collection are locally handmade by Mizaj.
“On a visit to the Temple of Edfu, we were inspired by the stylized palm leaf patterns and used it as the base unit for its patterns,” Taymour says of the Edfu tile. The Uat tile meanwhile features symbolic zigzags as its name is derived from the Ancient Egyptian name for the Mediterranean Sea. “It was understood as a living entity imbued with the spirit of the divine, which like all other aspects of the natural world, was a gift from the gods,” Taymour adds.
Inspired by the timelessness of art deco patterns, which themselves draw on Ancient Egyptian motifs, the Deco tile was designed to bring back midcentury design repertoire through its simple yet recognizable repetitions.
“A long time favourite of ours is the silhouette of the Kala flower,” Taymour says of the Kala tile. “It’s understated and decorative, we love this pattern.”
“Using a simple wavy unit, the Nadia tile is intended to offset the cement character of the tiles with the softness of waves,” she continues. “Used in two different installation methods, it's versatile and can be applied in several ways to create new patterns.”
This collaborative collection brings contrasting patterns that are united in colour and production quality. Aesthetics from Ancient Egypt to 1920s Manhattan were abstracted and applied delightfully on these handmade tiles, bringing exciting yet subtle patterns to your home.