Trend GB has launched its Metropolis collection of hand-crafted Italian glass mosaic designs, which are available in a rich assortment of colours and textures. The versatile collection has joined the successful Liberty designer mosaic among the flagship ranges of the Trend tile catalogue – bringing the same alternation of smooth and undulating pieces and light-refractive characteristics.
Available in eight stylish colourways, including metallic, slate and naturalistic tones, Metropolis is made using up to 75% post-consumer recycled glass, in line with Trend’s policy of reducing its environmental footprint. Like the Liberty Collection, the new Metropolis mosaic is composed of hand-cut tesserae in a distinctive interlocking and irregular pattern, and is based on Trend’s through-body coloured glass, Karma.
Inspired by the undulating tracks of the metro, Trend Metropolis features distinctive glass mosaic rectangles in various widths and depths, resulting in a textured composition that plays with light and produces a highly-original aesthetic finish. The deep-fold lines within the body of the glass add to the visual complexity, and are introduced when Karma is formed by hand into large sheets, before being exaggerated during the tempering process.
Metropolis is supplied in modules measuring around 31 x 29cm in size and 4mm thick, either pre-mounted onto the Trend+ reactive polyurethane backing system or with a clear plastic film on the face, for ease of tile laying. It can also be cut into three 10cm horizontal sections to create an interlocking border. The material is frost-, chemical-, fade- and thermal-shock resistant, non-combustible and 0.2% porous to water – although it is not recommended for swimming pools.