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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: What's Your White Tile Profile?

  We've spent the last few posts looking at the surprisingly diverse world of white tile at clé – a wide-ranging collection we've dubbed whiteworks—and talking about how different types of tile express different aspects of this perennially popular hue. Now it's time to get down to brass tacks and determine the...

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clé conversations: mandy cheng, mandy cheng design

At clé, we are lovers of design in all its manifestations, but we admit to having a soft spot for those who celebrate and employ pattern and texture in ways that are playful but grounded in a strong aesthetic sensibility. (Originally published in Architectural Digest) Credits: interior designer: Mandy Cheng, photographer: Yoshihiro...

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clé tile Installation Feature: Sarah Sherman Samuel Shares Her Bathroom Renovation

When clé's founder Deborah Osburn first started in the design world 30 years ago, she knew experimentation and pushing the boundaries of tile was necessary for creating something special.   Fast forward to today, where designing and curating the most creative tile collections is only half of clé Tile's design goals. At clé,...

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The Modern Brick Guide

 Liberty: the glamorous subway (but still a brick) the glamorous subway—clé’s liberty collection offers an array of deep, glamorous colors inspired by early nineteenth-century, urban new york. drawing on the modern feel of this era of industrialization and urbanization, this hard-working thin-glazed brick is a standard, masonry brick, a size preferred by...

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modern farmhouse brick - the new subway tile

it's back! earlier this year we tested the waters with a farmhouse brick. the response was so good that we've brought it back with a slight tweak – we elongated the form to make it a tad more modern while keeping its rustic surface and shimmer. so if you are looking for...

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