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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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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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our top 5 memorial day sales picks

Announcing the Clé Memorial Day Sale, running from Monday, May 25 through Wednesday, May 27. For three days only, we are pleased to offer FREE SHIPPING sitewide on orders over $999, as well as a additional savings on our Second Shelf tile (see terms + conditions below). What is Second Shelf?  Second Shelf is...

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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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our top 5 cyber monday sale picks

it's cyber monday: 24 hours and 2 offers. we know all-too-well that tile is heavy, so if you're looking to take advantage of free shipping site-wide (on all orders over $750) for one day only, we have a few suggestions worth considering.   the strata linea collection wish to own a little bit of history? each strata linea...

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