The Immersion Collection of glass tiles and mosaics was designed by world-class architect, Jeffrey Beers, for AKDO. Influenced by Jeffrey’s passion for glass as an art form, the notion for the collection occurred organically and is centered around water, which is the element most reminiscent of glass and its purity.
Jeffrey Beers is known for his ability to create social gathering spaces with nuanced fluidity; his designs offer an immersive experience while transcending trends. Similarly, the pieces in his collection provoke an emotional response through multi-faceted geometric profiles which reflect light based on their surroundings. Additionally, the tiles may be manipulated in a variety of ways, resulting in bespoke patterns with a seamless flow.
The collection’s mixture of moody, cool hues was personally selected by Jeffrey Beers as a compliment to the marine theme of Immersion. The tiles will be available in solid neutral colorways, including Arctic White and Dove Gray, which can be used to ground more complex hues. Additionally, the collection offers a range of bold metallics, including the classic Silver Silk, and two new colorways; a metallic navy, aptly named Voyage Blue, which was inspired by classically masculine coastal décor, and Peak White, a metallic white reminiscent of glistening icecaps.
Make design waves by using these dynamic patterns in both residential and commercial projects; from hotel lobbies and kitchens, to powder rooms and nightclubs. No matter the application, the Immersion Collection by Jeffrey Beers allows you to become the architect of your own space.
Awash – Inspired by heavy rain streaking down a pane of glass, the Awash tile offers an undeniably dynamic texture that creates movement when used in spaces. Its’ classic profile is juxtaposed with the intriguing 45-degree angle of the texture, which gives designers the ability to create various patterns ranging from chevrons, to boxes and more.
Crystallite – Reminiscent of ice sheets floating across the water, the Crystallite pattern uses multi-faceted triangles to convey an architectural effect. Due to its three-dimensional nature, the color o this glass mosaic shifts with the ever-changing surrounding light, adding further depth.
Undertow – The Undertow pattern is Jeffrey Beers’ contemporary tribute to French glass blocks and Paris’s Maison de Verre, the iconic house constructed of them. The small-scale tiles offer an elevated approach to these notable geometric patterns through the addition of concave and convex circles. Undertow can either be arranged in a specific pattern, or randomly, and can even be used as a border to define individual areas.
About the Designer
Jeffrey Beers is a New York-based architect, who, for over twenty-five years, has been designing and planning noteworthy commercial projects around the world. With the support of his team at his eponymous firm, Jeffrey Beers International, Jeffrey constructs award-winning gathering spaces – including hotels, nightclubs, residences and restaurants – all of which leave a lasting impression on those who occupy them.
As the result of a nomadic childhood, Jeffrey Beers has fostered a deep love of art and craftsmanship, as well as an interest in the customs of other cultures, from a young age. These curiosities proved the catalysts of Jeffrey’s future, eventually leading him to study architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. During this time, Jeffrey also studied with the renowned glass artist, Dale Chihuly, and has been passionate about the art form ever since.
While a deep focus is placed on bringing the energy of his passions – art, glass sculpture and travel – into his designs, Jeffrey also has the ability to deeply understand the needs of his clients, and thus, successfully fuses business strategy and functionality with his creative visions. The end-result of Jeffrey’s projects are much more than just spaces; they are immersive experiences with the power to bring people together.
Like what you see? Get it first with a subscription to ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME magazine.