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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Origins tiles on Veranda “The V List”

Origins tiles from Forrest Lesch-Middelton for clé are featured on “The V List” in Veranda, which editors dub a “distillation of fine new products that are both pretty and practical—and oh-so-Veranda.” The tiles are scattered artfully under the caption “Arabesque motifs” and editors deem them “rendered gorgeously in classic blue and white. See below or […]

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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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Cle Featured in Milieu

“What’s Cooking?” editors of Milieu magazine ask, then share their recipes for perfect kitchens and meals at home, including Cross cement tiles by Clé in the mix. View Full PDF.   The Cross Pattern Was a Natural for this Spread in Milieu These tiles hold a pattern of diminutive crosses repeating throughout a simple format. This clean […]

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Tile Makes Materials Feature Luxe Magazine

According to editors of Luxe Magazine, the Città in Polished Calacatta, in the Dimensioni Collection by New Ravenna, and the New West Pattern 10 in Quest, in the Cement Tile Collection by clé, “Shine Through.” The Market/Material feature, “Making a Splash,” notes: “Set against vibrant swirls of pigment, decorative tiles embrace geometry and get into […]

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Cle Interior Design Fall Market Tabloid

In the 2016 Fall Market Tabloid, the editors of Interior Design Magazine quoted Deborah Osburn, the founder of clé, as saying, “Zelliges are the sequins of the tile world, imparting their glimmering, hand-cut goodness to surfaces in need of Moroccan magic.” They added: “Handcrafed Zellige tiles date back to the 10th century. A millennium later, Clé, […]

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Chinoiserie Collection AD Italy

The clé Chinoiserie series is featured in AD Italy, the gold background ornamented with the traditional patterns depicting birds and flowers a luxurious decor element. View full PDF.   Chinoiserie is a clé collaboration inspired by 17th- and 18th-century French paintings depicting imaginary chinese scenery. Using fine china paints to masterfully depict every stroke and detail […]

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Mad for Mosaics C Magazine

In this roundup titled Mad for Mosaics, C Magazine features tiles by clé and New Ravenna, both placements achieved by Bella Figura Communications. The John Whitmarsh Reconstruction Studies for clé and the Paul Schatz collection for New Ravenna are among the latest tiles to “boast sophisticated color ways, modern patterns and elegant finishes.” View full […]

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Reconstruction Studies by Cle Architectural Record

Tiles from the Reconstruction Studies collection designed by sculptor John Whitmarsh for Clé are featured in Architectural Record, the publication noting his cast tiles are inspired by salvaged materials. “It’s All in the Details” declares Julie Taraska, who wrote the piece. View full pdf. The tiles are made by San Francisco sculptor John Whitmarsh. Included in […]

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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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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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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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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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Clé Tile in The World of Interiors June 2014

Deborah Osburn founded her eboutique ‘to introduce tile artisans to the world’. Naturally it includes her own work, such as these unglazed porcelain, indigo-dyed ‘Waterwork’ tiles.

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Clé in Interior Design February 2014

Clé in Interior Design February 2014.Nature’s Softer Side.Land and sea inspired these shades. Watermark tile in Gold Verdigris Dip by Clé

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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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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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Clé in New York Times: Tiles Soaking Up the Local Color

New York Times feature Deborah Osburn and how she began making her colorful tiles. Here she features her Watermark Collection for Clé tile.

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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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Clé Tiles in Architectural Digest November 2013

Tilevera’s 17th Century collection for Cle Tiles reinterprets the scale and hues of classic delftware.

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Clé Tiles in Traditional Home Nov-Dec 2013

Inspired by his travels, South African artist Ruan Hoffmann has designed his second collection of cement tiles for Clé. Postcards From Myself

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