fornace brioni is an extraordinary collection of terracotta tiles from gonzaga, a small town in the lombardy region of Italy, steeped in history and renaissance culture and renowned for its terracotta. each cotto tile is created by hand in this family-run company, now in its fourth generation, headed by the brioni brothers.
created from the finest clays from the floodplain of the river po, cotto is nothing more than the combination of water and earth that when exposed to fire, creates a subtle alchemy that becomes embodied in each tile. both natural and ecological, each hand-made tile is unique and offers the best of italian craftsmanship.
clé is pleased to be the exclusive seller of these tiles outside italy featuring both the traditional fornace brioni line as well as their recent collaborations with architect and designer, cristina celestino.