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Ruan Hoffmann

When clé was first emerging from my blog Tile Envy, the internet was still very young and the world was just awakening to its incredible reach.It was during this time that we first encountered the art work of Ruan Hoffmann.     While exploring this mysterious portal, I happened upon one of...

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While hard at work on our launch of FOUNDRY FLATS, we all grew absolutely captivated with this collection of robust tiles, born of U.S. soil, yielding earthy color and hearty textures. But what we didn’t quite realize was – wow! – all the pattern-play of which this rectangular brick form is capable....

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eskayel + clé, and the art of a tile collaboration.

It’s always exciting to undertake an artist collaboration. clé is fortunate that featuring artists and designers has long been a foundation of our tile journey- and often it is the artist that approaches us. Honestly, sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t. It really depends on a couple of major factors-...

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Tile Envy revisited

A little over ten years ago, I started ‘Tile Envy’, a blog where I talked about tiles because no-one else was doing so at the time. When people started asking how to source the tiles featured, I launched clé, an online tile boutique. As clé took off, ‘Tile Envy' languished; so it’s...

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