Faience Leaves


A recently submitted planning application for a 46,000 sq ft new-build office uses decorative motifs and expressive brickwork to ensure the building sits comfortably within its prominent town centre location. Inspired by local Arts and Crafts details and a  book ‘The Grammar of Ornament’ by Owen Jones – a major influence on the Arts and Crafts Movement, we have taken ‘Drawings of Leaves from Nature’ and have simplified and abstracted it to create a geometric pattern. These faience samples show how the pattern could be used create a frieze across the building.

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