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Primrose Hill, London


Tile Shop Interior 


Interior Architect

Lily Jencks with Nathanael Dorent


Project Awards:

The World Interiors News Awards 2013

Capitol Designer Studio (CDS) commissioned Lily Jencks to create a pop-up installation in Primrose Hill using Marazzi's SistemN tiles.  Working with Nathanael Dorent we created a striking graphic design that would encourage footfall in an area with little passing trade. It became a destination shop for a short time, showing the possibilities of using ceramic tiles to create memorable space. 

 Drawing inspiration from Op Art and Gestalt psychology, the tiles are laid out in a zigzagging pattern. The floors, walls and ceiling are warped creating a forced perspective at the back of the space, that distorts a viewers sense of distance.  

Each tile is exactly the same size and had to be installed carefully to ensure a seamless graphic. To get the really vivid exciting pattern, the pattern gos from dark to light to dark in a gradient, like a pulsating wave. 

The floor is sloped, and benches are built into the structure to provide seating and storage in the shop. The tolerence of the tiles to make the pattern continuous over floor/walls/ceiling was very small. As the pattern continues through the room the continuous pattern splits and lighting highlight the split in a dramatic way. 

Lily Jencks Studio: Lily Jencks, Maria Buentempo,

Collaboration:        Nous Engineering: Manja Van Der Worp


December 2020 Lily Jencks on Super Jury at World Architecture Festival. November 2020 Lily Jencks Judging Panel RIBA Silver Medal. October 2020 Talk with Lily Jencks @MSCTY_SPACE part of London Festival of Architecture "Unseen Architecture"- 19 March 2020 Talk with Lily Jencks @ Clemenger Auditorium, Melbourne for "Transformative landscapes: Designing the healthy city" - October 2019 Ruins Studio wins the ABB Leaf Award in the category "Best New Start-Up Practice Project" -June 2019 LJS Quintessentially English: What does it mean to be Native, listed as 1 of 10 unmissable events and exhibitions @ London Festival of Architecture 2019 - 22 June 2019 Talk with Lily Jencks at Cabot Square for 'Quintessential English Garden' as part of the LFA - February 2019 Lily Jencks Studio winner @ SURFACE DESIGN AWARD in the category"Housing Interior Surface" with the project Powis Cloud