Named for its resemblance to fish bones, the herringbone pattern has withstood the test of time and remains present in diverse design styles. This classic V-shaped pattern arranges rectangular blocks in different proportions, adapting to a wide range of uses, dimensions and materials.  

The arrangement of the blocks, even when used in single colours, creates a subtle texture and adds visual interest.  The pattern can be found in walls and floors, from fabrics to wood and tiles. By playing with geometric shapes, it continues to be a trend that infuses style and structure into interior design while complementing a space’s overall aesthetic.  

Exploring wood as a material, the Herringbone Houses integrate the herringbone design with the landscape. Each house is composed of two continuous planes of herringbone timber, creating an engaging facade that harmonizes with the surroundings. 
Herringbone Houses / Alison Brooks Architects.  
Image Courtesy of Alison Brooks Architects 
Exploring tile scales, facing upwards. Product: Rea Natural Hermés.  
Image Courtesy of Grespania Cerámica 
Slim tiles offer endless creative combinations with marble-look porcelain tiles. Product: Marvel Absolute Brown Mosaico Twill Lappato.  
Image Courtesy of Atlas Concorde 

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