In collaboration with a dream team of Brooklyn-based design practices — Ben Sandell, Situ Studio, and Geoff Sosebee — Oso Industries founder Eric Weil unveiled Aperiodix, a new concrete tiling system with infinite possibilities, at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in May.
The tiles add a sculptural quality to the average wall, but it’s best not to try and unravel the lines running and intersecting across its surface. The appropriately named Aperiodix offers an aperiodic (that is, non-repeating) pattern for both indoor and outdoor surfaces based on the tiling of traditional Islamic architecture. Its ever-changing, mosaic-like compositions are based on geometries that throw back to elementary school-age tangrams. The system consists of just three cast-concrete triangular tiles and their mirror images, all inscribed with 1/8-inch grooves that form individual, mini triangular patterns within, all of which will always line up with those of their neighbors. To shake things up just a bit more, each tile undulates on its surface for another dimension of texture. (We told you, don’t try to understand it.) To give your brain a rest, Aperiodix comes in a choice of three decidedly understated, non-psychedelic integrated colors: brown, beige, and grey.