about clé

clé is a new searching and shopping experience for anyone in need of classic tile, ceramic tile and artistic tile accumulated from two perspectives- yours and ours.

clé tile shoppers are interested in two types of tiles:

1) unique tiles created by impassioned artists & artisan studios and

2) classic tiles designed to form heirloom surfaces.

who we are-

several years ago, deborah osburn began writing a popular tile blog, tile envy, from her life steeped in art, fashion, design & tile. trained as a sculptor, deborah has honed these passions into a long career designing and manufacturing tiles. her daily blog is an homage to all the tiles she loves; past, present, emerging and imagined.

artists from around the world began to present their tiles, hoping to be featured on tile envy.

simultaneously clients and their designers from around the world began to ask to purchase the tiles being featured!

clé is a convergence of these mutual passions for anything in clay (hence our playful moniker).

what we believe-
our mantra? "luxury is green". if it's well-crafted and artfully designed it will stand the test of time. we believe in heirloom quality over trend, substance over style, and the transformative not the mundane.

we all come to our design selections based on our own design dna- clé endeavors to fulfill your tile individuality with product that is capable of reflecting your very own style.

our other tile passions?

daily tile- visit the clé facebook page for a daily dose of artistic tile from around the globe. love tile? daily tile is a must follow! tiles you'd never imagine!

clé pinterest- the followers of clé's pinboards are treated to one of the largest collections of tile installations for trending tiles such as moroccan tiles, cement tiles, zelliges, etc. it's also a can't miss for interior design, fashion and art fans.

tile envy, the book! -it's official! ultra-cool cicada publishing has asked to do a book inspired by tile envy called...tile envy!

it's scheduled for publication early 2014!

clé founder, deborah osburn

deborah osburn, clé founder

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