SUPERMUNDANE CHOOSES CORE ARTS TO RECEIVE A SHARE OF ‘SUPER-TILE’ PROFITS
Alhambra Tiles & Rob Lowe – aka the artist Supermundane – will give Core Arts a share of profits from their new ‘Super-Tile’ launching on 23 May 2017 at Clerkenwell Design Week.
Core Arts based in Hackney is a Not for Profit Social Business promoting positive mental health and wellbeing through creative learning. It provides quality education, training, employment and social enterprise initiatives that enable people who experience mental health issues to overcome barriers, fulfil their potential and participate fully in the community.
Alhambra imports an exclusive range of handmade tiles from Spain. Rob Lowe is an artist based in nearby Forest Hill. His signature mesmeric drawings have been published and exhibited worldwide and he has an Instagram following of over 55,000.
Alhambra approached Rob out of a desire to collaborate with local artists and in recognition of the fact Rob’s distinctive style, which uses pure line and colour to explore depth, movement and optical effects, would make a fabulous tessellating tile pattern. Production is now underway, and the ‘Super-Tile’ will be launched at Clerkenwell Design Week on 23 May 2017.
A donation to a charity of the artist’s choice was always part of the plan.
Rob says: “I chose Core Arts because mental health is something that affects everyone and using art and creativity is a wonderful way of helping people.”
Deputy Director of Core Arts, Giuliana Molinari says: “We are delighted to have been chosen by Alhambra Tiles & Rob Lowe as beneficiaries of these amazing Super-Tiles, we love their energy. Thank you for supporting creativity and mental health.”
The Super-Tile will be sold as a special edition single tile for an introductory period and thereafter in square metres as standard. Says Rebecca Leathean, founder and director of Alhambra Tiles: “We can see this design working brilliantly in a number of stylish shops, bars and restaurants, as well as in the private home of any design loving individual.”