Floral Geometry


Inspired by the Indian traditional folk art know as rangoli. The tile represents one of the many designs/patterns of the rangoli art.Rangoli is generally made during the Indian festivals in the living rooms and courtyards floors. They are meant to be scared welcoming areas for the Hindu deties.These ancient symbols have been passed down through the ages from each  generation to the next, keeping both art form and tradition alive. The purpose of rangoli is decoration and it is thought to bring luck.design depictions may also vary as they reflect traditions, folklore and practices that are unique to each area.


The main aim was to replicate, transform and abstract the rangoli design to the tile and create a floral pattern which also helps in smooth flow of water over the tile. The floral patterns act as channels facilitating the flow of water. While rangoli in India is done with rice flour, flower petals and colored water, here it is translated in the form of a concrete tile.

The design is very simple and is formed with collaborations/tessellations of hexagon. It saves time and is very efficient with the milling process. The flowers connect with other tiles in similar way, one flower connects with the other and water flows from one tile to another. Thus creating a simple floral geometry.

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