Massimiliano Adami is a highly regarded Italian designer who's been working with Ceramiche Refin, a tile manufacturer located outside of Modena. His latest project is called Terraviva and it involves purposely cracking large-format floor tile and then setting it.
The idea being that it's imperfections that make life interesting, so why not set a few right into the floor?
This is not a graphic that's been printed onto this tile, the tile's actually broken and the cracks are grouted in.
You can see it a little more clearly in this close-up.
It's an interesting idea, and I like the idea of embracing imperfections. However, The idea of setting out with a goal of making imperfections kind of bothers me. I could get used to it with a little effort though.
What do you guys think? Embrace imperfections as they crop up or set out with the goal of making imperfections? Would you ever install something like this in your home? Are Ceramiche Refin and Massimiliano Adami onto something?