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cle notes — zellige

introducing the ultimate neutral

Launched in July, 2021, Gold and Platinum Zellige from clé is a dramatic addition to our line of natural zellige, and part of our maison clé* collection of exclusive tile offerings.  To create Gold and Platinum zellige, we took rustic handcrafted clay tile and hand painted it with a layer of 24...

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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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decisions, decisions: how to choose among our favorite white tile

  Within our whiteworks collection of 60-plus white tiles, there are several that share a distinctive hand-hewn feel. These include eastern elements mochi, casale rustico, eastern earthenware’s rice paper, and our beloved zellige in weathered white.  The question often arises: how do you choose among them?  Like being asked to choose among...

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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 - the white pages

When we think of tile, it is often in hues we associate with ceramics—from warm earth tones to vibrant glimmering glazes and designs with endless pattern potential. But if you're planning a tile project, odds are good you're considering white. White tile is a perennial favorite of homeowners and designers alike for...

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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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