Behind Dewdrop Tiles is Rocío Paniagua, a Chilean-born architect living in Denmark, with more than 20 years experience with architectural consulting and sustainability in construction. The company it is named after Rocío, which means “dewdrop” in Spanish. Read on about how Rocío started designing and producing mosaic tiles.
Driven by her creativity and a passion for materials, Rocío has been crafting mosaics for many years. The decision to create a livelihood based on mosaic tile design stems from an architectural vision: Rocio saw an unrealized potential in how high-quality materials, like ceramic and stone tile scraps, are throw out every day to end as gravel. Rocío needed to act and decided to give them a new life as artistic tiles .
That is how Dewdrop Tiles merges the ancient mosaic tradition with the Nordic tradition for functional interior design in the home.
All Dewdrop Tiles’ designs are drawn by Rocío. Rocío’s inspiration is the fantastic nature surrounding her on her island home of Bornholm. Bornholm, a Danish island located in the Baltic Sea, is an inexhaustible treasure trove of inspiration for the many craftsmen living on the island. You are welcome to visit Rocío’s studio on Bornholm, where she is always working on new creations.
With more than 20 years of experience in architectural consulting and sustainable construction, we use our network within the construction industry to source and recover unique materials across the island of Bornholm that would otherwise end up in the landfill. In this way, we want to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.5 – ‘‘Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse.’’
Some of Dewdrop Tiles’ products can also be found at our retail partners.
You can read our Life Cycle Assessment here: LCA
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