Textured surfaces: New designs for Lunada Bay Tile's Shinju collection

Lunada Bay Tile added four new designs to the Shinju ceramic tile collection, which was inspired by oysters, pearls and the waters they live in.

Lunada Bay Tile has released new designs for Shinju, the ceramic tile collection inspired by oysters, pearls and the waters they live in, adding four new shapes to the collection.

“Paper” is a three-dimensional tile that emulates the look of crinkled paper; “Serene” is a rectangular field tile with subtle texture; “Tent” is a rectangular, three-dimensional tile that has a linear raised center; and “Zen Garden” is a textured tile emulating gardens.

According to Feras Irikat, director of design and marketing for Lunada Bay Tile, adding texture to surfaces helps to transform light, influences scale and communicates personality.


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Nine tile shapes and five colors now make up the Shinju collection. Earlier designs include Crest, a dimensional hexagon tile with a slightly raised center; Reef, rectangular tiles inspired by ocean reefs; Smooth, elongated brick shape tile with nuanced texture; Swell Mosaic, sheet-mounted mosaics that include multi-sized rectangular tiles inspired by ocean swells; Tent, rectangular, three-dimensional tile with a linear raised center; and Tide, a trxtured tile that emulates the alternate rising and falling of the sea that occurs with the rise of the moon and the sun.

The Shinju ceramic collection was first launched in 2016. Shinju means “pearl” in Japanese. The five colors of Shinju are named after oysters: Kumamoto (white), Kushi (light silver), Moonstone (dark silver), Pacific (chocolate brown/bronze), and Olympia (dark copper).