Haveli by Neisha Crosland

Handmade and handpainted, the Haveli Collection of glazed terracotta tiles by Neisha Crosland has a unique distressed matte finish that makes them feel as if they have just been uncovered in a ruin. In earthy hues, each design is available in several colourways, ranging from black and cream through to combinations of henna with denim, and mossy yellow with reds. Yet the designs are quite clean with small geometrics that work well in both traditional and contemporary interior schemes.

Behind the collection:

The creation of the tiles evolved out of an existing working relationship between the textile designer Neisha Crosland and luxury surface specialist Alvaro de Ferranti.

I met Alvaro when I was sourcing for my own house, and his showroom was a cavern of what looked like an archeologists treasure trove. Piled high with stones and tiles carved, polished and painted with different effects, it was an inspiration to see what could be done with these natural substrates from the earth. I mentioned how I would love to design tiles, and next thing we were looking through a book on Navaho decoration  which had a very similar feel to some of my geometrics that I had applied to scarves .This what  sparked the collection .’

The signature use of triangles, spokes and dots that is a recurring theme in Neisha Crosland’s work is still apparent in the collection, which she has mixed with some of her archive scarf designs.

I have a fascination with how pattern can be transformed when put on different materials and products, whether it be velvet, vinyl, paper or terracotta .’

I decided to call the collection ‘HAVELI’ after a trip to India, where I visited some

old havelis (name given to an Indian mansion ) and my tile patterns reminded me of the wooden shutters the ladies used to hide behind when in purdah!’

This collection has six designs which all have a Navaho feel to them. The designs are quite clean small geometrics, but the distressed finish and earthy colours make them feel as if they have just been unearthed from a ruin.  Each comes in several colourways, ranging from black and cream through to combinations of henna with denim, and mossy yellow with reds.

 

Boomerang - Black on Cream

A design that one keeps coming back to more..

Boomerang - Cream on Wax

A design that one keeps coming back to more..

Lattice - Wax/Cream

The most delicate of the designs in this collection. more..

Lattice Dot - Blue/Cream

The most delicate of the designs in this collection. more..

Lattice Dot - Cream/Wax

The most delicate of the designs in this collection. more..

Lattice Dot - White/Blue

The most delicate of the designs in this collection. more..

Pollen - Orange/Blue

A design that started life on a velvet devore scarf that Neisha designed. more..

Pollen - Orange/Grey

A design that started life on a velvet devore scarf that Neisha designed. more..

Pollen - Orange/Red

A design that started life on a velvet devore scarf that Neisha designed. more..

Thunder - Black/Cream

This looks like a primative diagram of the profile of a mountain range. more..

Thunder - Black/Henna

This looks like a primative diagram of the profile of a mountain range more..

Thunder - Cream/Wax

This looks like a primative diagram of the profile of a mountain range. more..

Z Stripe - Cream & Black on Wax

A very simple alternating row of two colours of zig zaging a bit like the reading of  a regular heart beat. more..

Z Stripe - Cream & Blue on Wax

A very simple alternating row of two colours of zig zaging a bit like the reading of  a regular heart beat. more..

Z Stripe - Cream & Red on Wax

A very simple alternating row of two colours of zig zaging a bit like the reading of  a regular heart beat. more..

Zig Zag - Black/Cream

This design is part of Neisha 's investigation of what can be done with spokes. more..

Zig Zag - Black/Henna

This design is part of Neisha 's investigation of what can be done with spokes. more..

Zig Zag - Cream/Wax

This design is part of Neisha 's investigation of what can be done with spokes. more..

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