Inspired by the “space in between” man-made and nature, the Indigenous Earth Collection provides a way of viewing things. It represents a study of the way earth, wind, water and weather effect materials and objects. Paired with digital print technology, Indigenous Earth is a man-made version of naturally occurring phenomena. With designs like GeoGrid which imparts stone that has been eroded by a fabricated element.
The benefits of digital printing can be seen throughout this collection. A familiar shift from neutral — touching on both warm and cool tones — to almost no color at all to a very vibrant mix of color and transition is present throughout the length of the patterns. Some designs have subtle gradations throughout the pattern, while others have contrasting gradations. Longer pattern repeats allow intentional coloration differences and distinct elements like large wood knots or rust markings to be incorporated in the design without being seen repeatedly on the floor.