Submitted By: Annette M. Callari, Allied ASID, CMG
I really wanted to get your complete attention on this blog—and what better way to do that than by leading with pictures of an awesome new collection of mosaic tile patterns from Nadeau. Their creativity is showing–not only in the patterns introduced above (and these are just six of the twelve new mosaics), but in the marketing theme behind them.
According to Nadeau Tile’s marketing department, “We are introducing the ‘TWELVE MONTHS OF MOSAICS COLLECTION’ which was inspired by the intricacies of Mother Nature. Each design was hand selected with the essence of the weather and feel of each month.
So let’s have a little fun with this. Can you identify which month each pattern represents? You really have to analyze each pattern to see if you can find a theme, and the colors used might give you a hint as well. If you’d like to see the other six months of mosaics not shown here, visit TheNadeauCollection.com for the complete line.
Okay, I’ve teased you long enough. Look below for the answers, starting with the top left pattern:
- DECEMBER – The colors are cool and icy, and reminiscent of ice crystals taking shape under a microscope.
- NOVEMBER – Winter is making it’s debut, and warm flannel blankets are coming out of the linen chest. This homey plaid speaks of bundling up in front of the fireplace on blustery nights.
- OCTOBER – Look very closely at this pattern. I definitely see black bats with wings spread. The russet and gold colors are some of Fall’s best hues.
- AUGUST – This one was harder to guess, but Nadeau describes it as being inspired by feathers, colored with the warm hues of sunny August.
- MAY – Flowers in full bloom and garden-like colors inspired this design.
- JANUARY – Winter white with a snow leopard pattern represents the month of January. This one is a stretch of the imagination, but what a great pattern!
‘Twelve Months of Mosaics’ definitely qualifies as an innovative collection, and it’s just a sampler of what Nadeau can create. They encourage you– customers, designers, architects and specifiers–to contact them directly with your own ideas of patterns you want to create. They will work with you as a team to develop the concept and composition of a floor or wall mosaic customized for your project. Now THAT is mass customization at its very best.