Michael Young design launches wall tiles at 100% design

20 - 23rd September
Stand D132 Blueprint Ceramics

Michael Young has designed Silk, a collection of geometric wall tiles for the historical Turkish tile company Gorbon. In Islamic art,  geometric designs are often built on combinations of repeated squares and circles, which may be overlapped and interlaced. These are combined with arabesques, to form intricate and complex patterns, and include a wide variety of tessellations.

To bring this study forward Michael Young Studio implemented its experience in building complex, three dimensional geometrics in 3D software to create Silk for the family owned company.


The first seeds of Gorbon Tiles were sown in the 1940s when Prof Rebii Gorbon, founder of the company, got his hands on a ceramics catalogue. He began to produce objects in a kiln, which he constructed in the garden of his house in Mecidiyeköy in the early 1950s. His son Aziz Gorbon then devoted his life to the company and diversified the business. 

When Turkey was hit by the financial crisis, Gorbon stopped working in ceramics for seven years, until 2010 when he revitalized the brand by starting a new atelier and narrowed the product line to wall tiles only.

More recently MYS was commissioned by third generation family member Orhan Gorbon to revamp the brand's product range and brand identity which will be released shortly.

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