Pattern, like texture, is used to create visual interest. Unlike texture however, pattern does not invoke a tactile sense. Although textures can contain pattern-like elements, not all patterns are textures. Here patterns and variation are used to create interesting shapes with unity.
Tokujin Yoshioka has produced a new tile system for Italian ceramics manufacturer Mutina. The Phenomenon collection comprises of "snow," "honey-comb," and "rain," each based on the irregular textures found in nature