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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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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New Ravenna Introduces Jardins Français

(Exmore, Virginia) — New Ravenna is pleased to introduce Jardins Français, a collection of five mosaics designed by Caroline Beaupere. The mosaics are handcrafted in Virginia from combinations of natural stone, brass, aluminum, glass, and shell. The Jardins Français collection was inspired by the formal gardens of France, from their ornate ironwork to their intricate symmetry. […]

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clé introduces Eastern Earthenware

(SAUSALITO, CA) — clé is pleased to introduce Eastern Earthenware, a collection of handcrafted terracotta tiles. Eastern Earthenware was inspired by melding ancient Asian techniques to produce a primitive tile created by earth, fire and minerals. Each tile is hand-formed from rustic terracotta and fired in a traditional beehive shaped kiln, fueled by natural materials. […]

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clé introduces Delft Blue Origins, by Forrest Lesch-Middelton

clé is pleased to introduce Origins in Delft Blue by California potter Forrest Lesch-Middelton. This new series of ceramic tiles are influenced by the sacred geometry and arabesque designs found in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.

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Tides: the new Watermark series from clé 

clé is pleased to introduce Tides, a new series in the Watermark collection of hand crafted porcelain tile.

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New Ravenna Introduces Legend, handcrafted stone mosaics

New Ravenna is pleased to introduce Legend, a collection of seven mosaics designed by Sara Baldwin Design and Paul Schatz.

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clé Introduces the Terracotta Collection

clé is pleased to introduce Terracotta, the new terracotta collection of tiles in Antique Terracotta Provincial Red and Belgian Black French Reproduction.

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New from Global Lighting: Handcrafted Dutch Design

Global Lighting is pleased to introduce Ay Illuminate, a handcrafted collection of lighting designed by Ay Lin Heinen and Nelson Sepulveda.

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The Miraflores Collection in Glass by Paul Schatz for New Ravenna Mosaics

New Ravenna Mosaics is proud to introduce the Miraflores Collection in glass, designed by Paul Schatz.

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Alfonso Architects Design Streamsong Resort

Alfonso Architects has designed the Streamsong Resort located in Polk County, Florida. Nestled in the Bone Valley, the 16,000 acre property includes a 316,000-square-foot lodge, 42,000-square-foot golf clubhouse, four restaurants, spa and conference center.

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Textile Inspired Mosaics by Sara Baldwin for New Ravenna

Here’s a roundup of textile inspired mosaics designed by Sara Baldwin for New Ravenna. The mosaic patterns include damask, ikat, plaid, houndstooth, lace, and suzani.

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Global Lighting Introduces Zero Made in Sweden

Global Lighting positions Zero lighting for the first time to the North American contract market. With original designs in perforated sheet metal, they’ve integrated glass and have expanded to a broad range of materials. Zero’s focus on creating architectural lights with personality and commitment to quality made it an easy decision to introduce them to the US and Canada.

Think Nordic summers and functional illumination with Global Lighting’s introduction to Zero.

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The Houndstooth Collection by Sara Baldwin for New Ravenna Mosaics

New Ravenna Mosaics unveils the Houndstooth Collection designed by founder and creative director, Sara Baldwin. The Houndstooth Collection consists of four colorways, including a classic black and white, a luxurious gold and red, an iridescent purple and pink, and a pastel combination of aquamarine and white.

Sara Baldwin says,”This collection pays homage to my Scottish McCaleb family roots and my love of uninhibited color combinations.”

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clé introduces the Watermark Collection by Deborah Osburn for Tilevera

Deborah Osburn introduces her new Watermark tiles in gold verdigris and traditional indigo. Inspired by Japanese textile dying techniques, the unglazed porcelain tiles create their own unique characteristics.

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Radiant Mosaics Designed by Erin Adams for New Ravenna

Pantone has announced their 2014 color of the year, and the magical hue called Radiant Orchid can be found in several of the mosaics that Erin Adams has designed for New Ravenna. This exclusive collection has three designs which include this vibrant shade of purple; Daisies, Kente and Flowers.

New Ravenna Mosaics continues the tradition in bringing you a premier line of mosaics, this time with Erin Adams’s imaginative colors.

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Alfonso Architects Awarded the Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement

Award-winning architect Alberto Alfonso describes the new museum’s architecture inspiration from “the Arts & Crafts Movement in its detailing and customization of materials and joinery. The building will serve the collection in its presentation of precious objects in a modern, functional, and didactic way.”

Philosophically, Alberto Alfonso’s design process relies on the development of a project-specific architectural design idea that is grounded in site, program history, and region.

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clé: The New Limestone Tile Collection by Deborah Osburn for Tilevera

clé is proud to introduce the 17th Century tile collection, designed by Deborah Osburn for Tilevera. The collection is brought on by 17th century inspiration with origins in China. See how Osburn has expanded the delftware colors to a modern palette of pink, grey, green, teal and persimmon.

Osburn has been designing and manufacturing tile for the past twenty-five years for her company Tilevera. In 2012 she started clé with the goal to provide a forum for discovery and conversation about her passion and bringing artists together to create remarkable work.

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The Paraaf by Jacco Maris

Global Lighting presents the Paraaf designed by Jacco Maris. Handcrafted to replicate the 16th century collars worn by European aristocracy. It maintains the Maris signature style of metal shaped into soft and languid forms. He details the influence that brought about the Paraaf and how he was challenged to bring his drawing into a three-dimensional form.

Global Lighting has a storied history as a manufacturer and distributor of lighting collections cultivated from some of the world’s finest manufacturers of contemporary lighting located in Europe. By bringing these fixtures into UL compliance and offering them to the design/architectural trades through lighting reps and to the retail trade through showrooms, Global Lighting is a company devoted to the highest possible quality in terms of products and customer satisfaction.

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New Ravenna Mosaics Presents Look Book Fall 2013

New Ravenna Mosaics presents their Fall 2013 Look Book, a visual gallery of luxurious mosaics created in the New Ravenna Mosaics studio located in Exmore, Virginia. A team of 120 artisans and designers create each mosaic by hand one tessera (piece) at a time.

Sara Baldwin started New Ravenna Mosaics 21 years ago on her kitchen table. While studying for her MFA in painting, Baldwin visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and fell in love with an ancient Roman mosaic pavement from the third century. Baldwin became fascinated with the historic art of mosaics and taught herself the traditional techniques used for centuries.

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clé Introduces Designer Tile Cases for Your iPhone

clé is proud to introduce new “tile” iPhone cases.

The tile images are from the artisan tile offered on clé, an international tile e-boutique. The artist series includes tile designs by John Whitmarsh, Ruan Hoffmann, Adriano Richetti, Forrest Lesch-Middelton, Hanneke Steenmetz, and Peggy Wong. Encaustic cement and classic tile designs by Deborah Osburn are also available.

There are a total of 40 designs in the iPhone case collection.

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clé introduces Postcards From Myself

clé is proud to introduce Postcards From Myself, the new collection of tiles designed by South African artist Ruan Hoffmann.

Postcards From Myself consists of 25 designs, each hand lithographed on an 8″ square encaustic cement tile. Hoffmann is an internationally exhibited painter who uses ceramic as his canvas. The collection was inspired by Hoffmann’s travels around the world. Hoffmann started the design process by painting 6″ x 6″ postcards, each representing a memory from his travels.

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