Fameed Khalique launches DXU, a distinctive collection of artistic wall tiles

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    Fameed Khalique introduces DXU to his international collection of world-class materials, launching the collection of artistic wall tiles exclusively in the UK for the first time at Clerkenwell Design Quarter, the new design destination at London Design Festival.DXU is the brainchild of Dumas Umemoto, a creative design studio founded by Joel Dumas and David Umemoto in Montreal. The studio’s philosophy of creating beautiful surfaces inspired by travel and people has a strong synergy with Fameed Khalique’s quest to track down the most original and interesting skills in surface materials from far flung corners of the globe. DXU represents a snapshot in the Canadian design studio’s journey of exploration of different forms and materials.

    Within the collections of aluminium and copper surfaces, Dumas Umemoto aim to unveil the timeless beauty and nature of raw materials and traditional craftsmanship, transforming them into a tactile and unique experience for the senses. Led by an instinctive creativity DXU brings textures to life with products of the highest quality, combining traditional methods with recycled noble materials, reflecting their honest approach to art, design and innovation.

    “With raw materials as primary source of experimentation, and a creative process driven by the instinctive and tactile sense of a sculptor, we’ve come to appreciate the noble and luscious character of copper, as well as the fresh and organic qualities of cast recycled-aluminium.

    Playing with various textures, depth and reflection, shadows and light, results in a versatile and unique product. All our products are carefully handmade by artists and skilled craftsmen. Ensuring that each piece has its special character and soul, and therefore is uniquely its own…”Dumas Umemoto.

    DXU includes six signature styles in recycled aluminium; Caldera, Metropolis, Lotus, Velvet, Brocade and Komodo and two styles in copper; Batavia and Kalimantan yet it is possible to create bespoke designs tailored to an individual project.

    Daniel Fountain / 30.07.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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