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Casale Rustico is our latest collaboration with Fornace Brioni, celebrated Italian makers of terracotta tile, also known as cotto. Available in both gloriously glossy and elevated matte glazes, Casale Rustico strikes the balance between modern and ancient, textured and streamlined, soulful and sophisticated.

the romance of white tile

evoking sun-drenched Tuscan farmhouses and the easy mood of an Italian country summer, casale rustico from fornace brioni + clé is the quintessence of soul with its rippled surface and warm-yet-fresh white glaze.

the Italian countryside may have been its inspiration (and genesis) but it’s equally at home in a chic boutique hotel in Lisbon, a modern Hudson Valley farmstead, or a sophisticated Brooklyn Brownstone.

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as pure as it gets

in a valley not too far from famed Reggio Emilia in northern Italy, Fornace Brioni crafts terracotta tile that graces some of the most prestigious homes and spaces in the world, from venerable country homes to upscale urban apartments; from palazzi to design-forward hotels, stores, restaurants. even the Vatican.

working by hand, the artisans of Fornace Brioni craft tile from fine, iron-rich clay from the floodplain of the River Po, using proprietary molds to shape each piece. air cured for weeks, and then fired before and after hand-glazing, fornace brioni’s cotto is as pure as it gets.

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terracotta, forever ancient, forever modern

it’s impossible to not have a passion for the material of the first tile makers: terracotta. the color of baked earth (the literal translation), terracotta is an evergreen material in the design world; always lending a project integrity and authenticity – yet forever being re-envisioned by visionary designers like Fornace Brioni creative director and acclaimed designer Cristina Celestino.

our glazed version of this humble material elevates its design possibilities without detracting from its earthy roots.

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