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StudioPepe unveils vibrant tiles inspired by the sea for Portuguese brand Theia

Portuguese brand Theia has teamed up with Studiopepe to create a series of decorative wall tiles inspired by the beautiful shape and textures of the sea.

Portuguese brand Theia has created four tile collections in collaboration with Studiopepe, inspired by the motion of the sea and its waves.

With a broader meaning associated with the theme of travel and exploration, the formal investigation culminates with four models, Mar di Giava, Mar di Flores, Mar di Kara and Mar di Banda. 

The tiles, which are named after and inspired from the seas of the world, feature exuberant curves and pastel colours that work together to create soft silhouettes.

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© Theia / Studiopepe

The result is a set of four tiles, each with a surface that interacts differently with the light that hits them. The studio has opted for eco-friendly materials that align with their earthy inspirations.

All four tiles are crafted out of earthenware, which is pressed, fired, and painted, using ancient techniques that result in a truly unique product. 

Named after the Flores sea of Indonesia, the Mar Di Flores tile features a wave-shaped surface that creates these concave vertical grooves.

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© Theia / Studiopepe

The Mar Di Banda tile, named after the Banda sea in the Pacific, uses a smooth curve sloping upwards just to add a touch of playfulness.

Meanwhile, the Mar Di Giava and the Mar Di Kara are variations of each other, comprising long convex singular tiles that can be mixed and matched in order to create a jigsaw-like wall feature.

A colourful celebration of the history of tiles

This partnership stands in true commemoration of the history of ceramics and tiles that dates back to the 15th century in Portugal.

It speaks to both brand’s colourful approach to design, as seen through the curated colour palettes which are testament to Theia’s meticulous process.

Check out the smooth matte tones, deep opaque colours, luxurious metallic shades and romantic hues, which are also very much in Studiopepe wheelhouse.

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© Theia / Studiopepe
© Theia / Studiopepe
© Theia / Studiopepe
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