Walker Zanger Unveils New Lava Stone Stardust Tile Collection

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Textured basalt and metallic glaze highlight tactile design trend

Walker Zanger’s new Stardust collection features a color palette of bright metallics, cool neutrals, and bold blacks and whites. Pictured: Link in Solar.

With Stardust, we fully embraced a modern aesthetic by using highly-textured lava stone with a metallic glaze that accentuates the stone’s tactile depth.

Walker Zanger—the world’s most comprehensive stone and tile company—introduces the new Stardust collection, featuring mosaic tile that is waterjet-cut from lava stone and glazed to achieve a textured, hand-crafted aesthetic. Drawing inspiration from celestial themes, 1970s glam and textiles, the Stardust collection features a variety of sleek, modern patterns to create a unique visual language.

“We are seeing a definite trend toward using texture and metallics in design,” said Walker Zanger Vice President of Design and Marketing Jared Becker. “With Stardust, we fully embraced a modern aesthetic by using highly-textured lava stone with a metallic glaze that accentuates the stone’s tactile depth.”

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The patterns bring to mind designers such as Vernor Panton and David Hicks, and are inspired by heavenly bodies with names such as Apollo, Cosmos, Eclipse and Zenith. The Lava design takes cues from “fat lava” style pottery and looks like frozen flows of lava encased in thick, encrusted glazes. Eclipse signifies how the sun and moon dance during this celestial event, juxtaposing light and dark colors between circles and stars. The Zenith pattern uses a vortex of elongated hexagons to draw the eye in, as if looking deep into the heavens and concentrating on a far point.

Stardust’s palette pays homage to the 1970s era of glam rock and visual experimentation, reminiscent of foil wallpaper and mirrored surfaces, which create a blend of bright metallics, cool neutrals, and bold blacks and whites. Its celestial-themed color names—Moon Rock, Twilight, Nova, Solar, Midnight and Glam—drew from the atmospheric glazes themselves, which alternate between twinkly silvers, deep-space blacks, heavenly whites and starry golds.

To learn more about Walker Zanger and its line of products, please visit walkerzanger.com.

About Walker Zanger
For more than 60 years, Walker Zanger, the world’s most comprehensive stone and tile company, has been combining traditional tile-making techniques with a modern sophistication that transcends any singular design style. A leading choice for design professionals and consumers, Walker Zanger natural stone and tile products can be found in luxury homes, trendy boutiques, lavish spas and resorts, famed museums and fine restaurants around the globe. Walker Zanger is available through 14 beautiful showrooms and more than 150 authorized dealers nationwide. To learn more about Walker Zanger and its line of products, visit http://www.walkerzanger.com.

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