V&A Encaustic Tiles


V&A Encaustic Tiles

The Encaustic Tiles collection revives 19th century designs taken from the archives of the Victoria and Albert Museum and styles them on contemporary mug shapes.

Petal patterns and fleur de lys motifs are combined with a striking black and white colour palette across squat can mugs and espresso mugs, for a sleek and smart design.

The geometric patterns are adapted from encaustic earthenware tiles, produced in Staffordshire in the 1800s. Encaustic tiles originated in the medieval era and were produced in large quantities from the mid-19th century.


These encaustic tiles designs have been revived with contemporary flair on stylish shapes: the squat can shape is shorter in height and wider in width, for an ultra-modern look. The espresso mugs are available in a set of four and presented in a luxury gift box, making them an ideal gift.                                                   

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects that span over 5,000 years of creativity. The Museum holds some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, and ceramics. 

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