The Andalucia collection finds inspiration in the intricate details of traditional Moorish architecture and Old Spanish ornamentation. Pictured: Andalucia Fez in Blanco Gloss.

New Andalucia by Walker Zanger features layered geometrics and patina reliefs

May 30, 2017

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May 30, 2017

New Andalucia by Walker Zanger features layered geometrics and patina reliefs

Company debuts artisan Moorish-inspired terra cotta tiles

LOS ANGELES – The intricate and interwoven lines of traditional Moorish architecture and Old Spanish ornamentation are sources of inspiration for Walker Zanger’s all-new Andalucia collection. The hand-finished terra cotta tiles reimagine these motifs and patterns on a larger scale for a fresh and timeless aesthetic.

“Andalucia is made of authentic terra cotta and hand-pressed by local artisans at our state-of-the-art facility in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, which is historically and culturally rooted in the tradition of tile making,” said Jared Becker, Walker Zanger Vice President of Design and Marketing. “This dimensional new collection celebrates artisan beauty and traditional Moorish architecture with layered geometric shapes and an antique patina that allows a hint of terra cotta to show through.”

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Andalucia reflects the unique blend of Moorish and European designs found in Seville, Cordoba as well as Granada in southern Spain, revealing both their ancient influences and modern sensibilities. The two large-format hexagon tiles, “Marrakesh” and “Fez,” are each named after Moroccan cities and feature patterns that create an infinite variety of mesmerizing geometric interactions. Additionally, the 10-by-10-inch design “Puerta” (Spanish for “door”) is directly inspired by an intricately detailed door near Walker Zanger’s San Miguel de Allende factory. The “San Miguel” design finds inspiration in the Mexican city’s famed baroque Spanish architecture with its layered geometry of a hexagon on a diamond.

“Each Andalucia tile emphasizes intricate reliefs and patterns layered over one another to create an elaborate design with a modern aesthetic,” said Becker. “You can arrange the relief and flat tiles to design an ornate statement wall or distinguished focal point.”

The cool color palette mirrors Moorish motifs, including shades of white and numerous subtle blues, all in a sophisticated antique patina.
To see the architectural design inspirations and layered geometric patterns of the Andalucia collection, visit http://bit.ly/AndaluciaWZ.

The Andalucia collection finds inspiration in the intricate details of traditional Moorish architecture and Old Spanish ornamentation.

Pictured: Andalucia Fez in Blanco Gloss.

The Andalucia collection finds inspiration in the intricate details of traditional Moorish architecture and Old Spanish ornamentation. Pictured: Andalucia Fez in Blanco Gloss.

The Andalucia tile patterns have layered geometric shapes combined with the deep relief aesthetic to create a modern sensibility. Pictured: Andalucia Marrakesh and 10-inch Hex in Marino Matte.

The Andalucia tile patterns have layered geometric shapes combined with the deep relief aesthetic to create a modern sensibility. Pictured: Andalucia Marrakesh and 10-inch Hex in Marino Matte.

About Walker Zanger
Walker Zanger, the world’s most comprehensive stone and tile company, combines traditional tile-making techniques with a modern sophistication that transcends any singular design style. A leading choice for design professionals and consumers, Walker Zanger natural stone and tile products can be found in luxury homes, trendy boutiques, lavish spas and resorts, famed museums and fine restaurants around the globe. Walker Zanger is available through 14 beautiful showrooms and more than 200 authorized dealers nationwide.

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