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Watch: Celebrating 100 Years of Fornace Brioni

2020 was a big year for the small Italian terracotta tile maker Fornace Brioni. The company, located in the Lombardy region of Northern Italy, which is noted for its rich clay deposits, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. This is the remarkable story of the Brioni family, founded by Giacomo Brioni who took...

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2020 Interior Design Best of Year Awards: clé Is A Winner

Once again, clé tile has been honored by Interior Design Magazine. This year, we have won its Best of Year 2020 awards in two significant categories: Best Tile/Stone Flooring, and Best Marketing/Branding Collateral, a new awards category. The BOY Awards are the design industry's premiere honors, celebrating the most significant work of...

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Make The Most of Free Shipping This Cyber Monday

For clé followers, it's finally time for our most anticipated day of the year: the clé Cyber Monday event. And this year, in addition to free shipping, we are offering additional savings on our coveted second shelf tiles.  It's no secret that tiles are heavy, and shipping can be expensive. Free shipping...

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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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white tile: from the basic to the artistic

clé was launched to share an appreciation of the rich history and diversity of tile in a way that europe (and beyond) has always done. in fact, our founder’s background in tile began as a way to challenge the ubiquity of that american stalwart: plain white tile. throughout the bulk of the 20th century, white ceramic tile was...

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