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cle notes — belgian reproduction

Patina: the Umami of Surfaces

We often find ourselves waxing lyrical about patina, that elusive element you feel long before you are conscious of what you are experiencing. It’s something you might not be able to articulate but that you feel on a visceral level, much like ‘umami’, the sixth taste. hotel emma, image courtesy of zio...

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for your consideration, part two

we are always amazed at the popularity of certain tiles and how designers and clients use them. the images they have shared have been pinned, liked and shared far and wide. if you like some of those popular looks, we would like to recommend some others that that fit the same brief...

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getting that perfect belgian reproduction look

clé has always been inspired by the european embrace of tile and how easily surfaces can be elevated and embellished by the materials that adorn them. it's what we have imbued in all of our products, especially our belgian reproduction line of terracotta. we created the line as an homage to the great open spaces...

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introducing belgian reproduction

we’ve long admired the grand courtyards of northern europe and the gray patinas and refined rusticity of belgian design and have been on a quest to find a tile that would echo these elements. we discovered this exquisite blackened clay, and took a restored form of terracotta to create these belgian reproduction tiles...

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