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sarah lonsdale: confessions of a tile flirt

  I’m not new to tile (I had written about it over the years in my prior incarnation at Remodelista), but being around it every day at clé had my head spinning. So many colors and surfaces to choose from. The options seemed endless. I found myself falling in love with one...

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clé conversations: mike moser of mike moser studio

Above: Undulating shelves are tiled in 2”x2” golden henna zellige including the underside. We see a great number of inspiring installations by our clients, but the recent work by designer Mike Moser really stood out to us for its sophisticated design that highlighted our artisan-crafted tile in furnishings and fixtures.  Moser designed...

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Whiteworks: Installation Explorations as a Design Element

 (above) weathered white 4x4 zellige; design: Jill Sharp Studios / photo: Brian Bieder   At clé, our passion for white tile knows no bounds, ranging from the functional to the fantastical and everything in between. In previous posts, we've introduced our unparalleled collection of white tile, a curation we’ve dubbed whiteworks, looked at the...

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Whiteworks - Exploring Color

White Isn't a Color. It's Every Color.  What is white? It seems like a straightforward question, but in the world of tile, it turns out, the answer is anything but simple. In every discussion of white, you'll find "experts" who opine that it's not a color at all, but rather the absence...

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clé + Primer: 3D Technology Brings Tile to Life

When we talk about tile we often used the term surface. Tile is not just about color but is the sum of many parts. In the case of a glazed brick it might be how the glaze interacts with the clay body to create a unique satiny finish while with a glazed...

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