Clé Introduces Eskayel Cement Tiles

April 12, 2018 (Sausalito, CA) — clé is pleased to introduce Eskayel,  a new collection of cement tile designed by the Brooklyn-based textile artist Shanan Campanaro.  The collection of tiles feature eight of Eskayel’s nature-inspired patterns. The original fluid, multi-color designs were refined into a bi-color silhouette motif for each pattern. Each tile is 20.32 cm […]

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Belgian Reproduction Tiles in New Shapes

April 10, 2018 (Sausalito, CA) — clé is pleased to introduce Belgian Reproduction tile in three new shapes: rectangle, losange diamond, and circle. The Flemish black tiles now consist of seven shapes in square, hex, rectangle, losange diamond, circle, star and cross. The Belgian Reproduction tiles are hand crafted by artisans who are working in […]

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The New York Times Features New Ravenna

  The New York Times Features New Ravenna “Take That, White Walls!” declares Steven Kurutz in his feature dubbed Mosaic Madness for The New York Times. The premise of the piece is that home renovations can make powerful statements when tile is used. “Pictures Worth a Thousand Pieces” is his opening salvo in this article […]

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Martha Stewart Living Taps clé Zellige Tiles

Martha Stewart Living taps clé Zellige tiles for a product feature. The piece, titled “Fit to be Tiled,” opens with “It covers backsplashes and bathrooms the world over, but tile has loads of unlocked design potential. When you play with color and pattern, hard- working ceramic and porcelain surfaces become modern mosaics, and squares of […]

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Fleur de Lys Featured in CC&G

New Ravenna’s Fleur de Lys pattern, in the manufacturer’s Jardins Français tile collection, is featured in the October 2017 issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens. The product feature, dubbed “Out of the Box,” notes that the collection was designed by Caroline Beaupère. “The stone mosaic is comprised of polished Thassos, polished Carrara and shell,” the […]

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Clé Thinks Outside the Square

January 4, 2018 (SAUSALITO, CA) — clé is pleased to introduce Shapes, a collection of seven cement tile designs in diamond, triangle, arabesque, rectangle, hexagon, and scallop configurations. Created in the traditional encaustic method, the hand-crafted tiles are available in fifty silky matte colors.  By combining the tiles with contrasting shapes and grout, a dramatically patterned […]

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New Ravenna Introduces Broad Street

  December 7, 2017 (Exmore, Virginia)……New Ravenna is pleased to introduce Broad Street, a collection of nine glass mosaics inspired by nature. The mosaics are handcrafted by artisans in Virginia using New Ravenna’s jewel and Serenity glasses in mixed finishes. The collection is a collaboration by New Ravenna’s own creative team and artists and designers […]

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clé Introduces Oh Joy!

  October 5, 2017 (SAUSALITO, CA) — clé is pleased to introduce Oh Joy!, a collection of cement tiles designed by Joy Cho, founder and creative director of the Oh Joy! design studio. The five delicate hued designs come in 6″ square and 8″ hex shapes. Oh Joy! was inspired by the whimsy, pastel colors and […]

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Jardins Français in New York Magazine

In the “Design Hunting” issue of New York magazine, “The Hunt” featured the Fleur de Lys mosaic pattern from New Ravenna’s Jardins Français Collection, the crisp white tones of the products against the slick black backdrop showing off each choice dynamically as you can see if the visual below. Items from noted manufacturers like FLOS, […]

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Jardins Français in Elle Decor

Elle Decor included the Jardins Français collection by New Ravenna in the October 2017 issue. The placement is in the “Toolbox” section of the magazine, editors declaring that whether starting over “or just refining what you’ve got” could include the inspiring ideas in the layout, noting the “terrific products will improve any room in the […]

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Trellis Cement Tiles in Milieu

According to the editors of Milieu magazine, the Red Clay/Stone hues of clé’s Trellis cement tiles blush easily! “The color pink can be bold or subdued, feminine and, yes, even masculine. But it’s always versatile in the home.” The selection of products, which includes the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date watch by Rolex in blushing Everose Gold […]

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JoAnn Locktov Is Interviewed

JoAnn Locktov is interviewed by James Swan of Million Dollar Decorating,an encore for the Bella Figura Communications’ founder. “Delighted to have JoAnn Locktov back with us today, sharing what her life is like ‘away from the office’” he notes. Click over to James’ site  to listen to the interview.   James is such a natural […]

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New Ravenna Introduces Trove

July 27, 2017 (Exmore, Virginia)… New Ravenna is pleased to introduce Trove, a collection of six mosaics designed by Sara Baldwin. The mosaics are handcrafted by artisans in Virginia using natural stone and lustrous brass and aluminum. Sara Baldwin was inspired to create a collection that captures the layered colors, patterns, shapes, and illusions of […]

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Dream of Venice Series in Where Venice

In a Focus piece, the July 2017 issue of Where Venice featured the Dream of Venice series of books published by Bella Figura Publications, an imprint developed by JoAnn Locktov. The mention, “Inspired by the city” opens with a question: “Why do we take photographs when we’re travelling?” Its editors answer, “Because we want to […]

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JoAnn Locktov Independent Publisher

The Independent Publisher recently awarded Dream of Venice Architecture an IPPY award. The organization also asked the book’s creator, JoAnn Locktov independent publisher, to pen a feature article for their online publication. In it, she presents her path to and through the intricacies of birthing two books. Here is a small excerpt of the piece, […]

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Hedron Hex in Luxe Market Trends

The clé Hedron Hex tile, one of the company’s cement tiles, is featured in the July/August issue of LUXE magazine, in the publication’s Market Trends section. Dubbed “Foreign Fare” by Brittany S. Chevalier who wrote and produced the piece, the section is billed as “The summer’s hottest products transport us abroad to four stylish international […]

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Bella Figura Communications Clients Highlighted

The Spring 2017 issue of New York Spaces magazine has highlighted products by Bella Figura Communications clients in “The Black & White Fashion Forward Pairings.” View the Full PDF of the placements. Erica Tanov’s cement tile designed for clé, the Ay Illuminate Umut 2R pendant distributed in the United States and Canada by Global Lighting, […]

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Clé Noteworthy in Black and White

In the Fall 2016 issue of New York Spaces Magazine, the editors declared Black & White “A Fashion-Forward Pairing,” tapping the Kutner and Zenith Tiles from clé as noteworthy. View the Full PDF to see how graphically powerful these tile patterns are.   Descriptions of Noteworthy Kutner and Zenith Patterns Deborah Osburn, the founder of […]

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The New York Times Includes Clé Tile

Tim McKeough, who includes tiles by clé in his piece for The New York Times titled “Tile Gains Footing All Over,” writes, “If you’ve been keeping an eye on the ground beneath your feet, you may have noticed an explosion of pattern. It can be seen in public spaces like the Manhattan restaurant L’Amico, designed […]

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Chinoiserie Tapped by New York Spaces

In their Spring 2015 issue, New Ravenna’s Chinoiserie mosaic was featured by the editors at New York Spaces magazine. In the “Statements” section of the magazine, the premise of the roundup was “Colorful and Classic Designs Perfect for Spring and Summer.” The caption for the tile composition read, “Exquisite: Sara Baldwin’s Chinoiserie is a striking, […]

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New York Times Features Timorous Beasties

Writing for The New York Times, Arlene Hirst features tiles by Timorous Beasties, which the Glasgow-based artisans produced for clé in an article titled, “If It Flutters or Buzzes, Surely It’s Art.”  The journalist notes, “Paul Simmons, who heads the Scottish design studio Timorous Beasties with Alistair McAuley, describes their mission as making the ugly beautiful. Since 1990, […]

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Timorous Beasties Featured in Vogue

Writing for Vogue magazine, Mieke Ten Have declares a new tile collection by Timorous Beasties “Off the Wall.” Designed for clé, the collection represents the creators desire to “turn aesthetic assumptions about pattern upside down.” Full PDF featuring the placement.   Founder and creative director Deborah Osburn teamed up with the duo behind the design studio Timorous […]

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Watermark Tiles Featured in New York Times

Writing for The New York Times, Lori Holcomb-Holland featured the Watermark Collection in an article titled “Soaking Up the Local Color.” In the piece, she wrote, “Deborah Osburn began making colorful tiles to brighten up a mostly beige-domi- nated industry nearly 30 years ago. And though in recent years she has been selling other artists’ designs, […]

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