Here at Gather Co we want to ensure that the gap between your screen and our surfaces is bridged. As such, we have developed this Texture Guide to provide a general understanding of the finishes across our collection and to offer a sense of the ‘feel’ you can expect from each variety.
*Please note: This is intended as a guide only. Some surfaces may sit outside the prescribed finish as stated below. It is not a Slip Rating, you’ll find that in the “Resources and Installation” section at the bottom of each product page.
Discovered in the narrow alleyways of Shanghai’s Xintiandi district, these bricks are from traditional “shikumen” houses from the mid-19th century. Shikumen are an ancient form of residence in Shanghai that represent the city’s most iconic architecture, fusing Chinese and Western structural styles. Inspired by the local use of the smoky toned bricks, we saw the opportunity for a rich addition to the ever-evolving face of Australian design. Characterised by their distinctively stark colour contrasts, each idiosyncratic brick is a capsule of stories just waiting to be told.
“These tokens of antiquity have been reclaimed from historical buildings in Shanghai and then sawn, cleaned and repurposed to bring an authentic touch of history into a modern-day context.”
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Xintiandi, Shanghai - Lying on the eastern coast of mainland China, Shanghai is one of the world’s most populous culture and design meccas. The Xintiandi precinct, meaning ‘New Heaven and Earth’, is located at the city centre of Shanghai and is an urban eating and shopping hub, bursting with historical and cultural heritage.
Low Fired Clay - Offering malleable workability and a resistance to shrinking or warping, low-fire clays are divided into two types; dark and white. The very definition of “low-fire” is determined by the temperature at which the clay matures, usually between 927⁰ and 1093⁰ C.