During the London Design Festival Huguet has presented a new hydraulic tiles collection designed by Alfredo Häberli. The Swiss designer embraces a truly traditional material from the Mediterranean architecture, the hydraulic tile, and brings in a universe as unique as his own.
Huguet has been manufacturing hydraulic floor tiles and terrazzo items since 1933, forming part of a Mallorcan tradition arising at the end of the 19th century where numerous small factories locally produced these pieces, which were to become particularly popular among architects of the time.
Nowadays Huguet is single-mindedly committed to craftsmanship and to the quality of the products, using creativity as a distinguishing factor while also ensuring that the industry stays true to its values.
“As a designer, I have always been interested in seeking order out of chaos, you can notice this in all my work’: for this collection Häberli has created a language of pure and simple geometries, soft and casual shapes that evoke nature and Mediterranean architecture.
The color palette ranges from terracotta to Klein blue, from vanilla yellow to marble white to sage green. The pieces stand out because of their natural finish, their sense of craftwork, the clever aging, and the nobility and elegance of the materials used.