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fornace brioni rocaille nude shell 4"x4"x5/8"
fornace brioni rocaille nude shell 4"x4"x5/8"
fornace brioni rocaille nude shell 4"x4"x5/8"
fornace brioni rocaille nude shell 4"x4"x5/8"

fornace brioni rocaille nude shell 4"x4"x5/8"

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* this product makes up 14.019 pieces per square feet and comes in 60 pieces per box
drawing on the italian history of renaissance grottos that were often decorated with sea shells, rocks, and semi-precious stone, the rocaille tile–from the fornace brioni 'giardino della delizie' line–is cristina celestino’s modern interpretation of these evocative surfaces.

the undulating concave and convex ceramic surface of the shell casting, once installed on a surface, creates a subtle play of shadow and light.

about this collection

fornace brioni features an extraordinary collection of both traditional terracotta and glazed ceramic tiles made in collaboration with architect and designer cristina celestino.

the traditional terracotta - or cotto - heralds from gonzaga, a small town in the lombardy region of Italy steeped in renaissance history and renowned for its terracotta. these tiles are still created by hand by the family-run company, now in its fourth generation, headed by alberto brioni.

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.

as part of their collaboration, cristina celestino explores the traditional history of fornace’s cotto and teases out interpretations that are at once contemporary and rooted in familiarity. the further addition of glazed ceramic tiles round out the offerings with bright modern color choices and sleek lines. the resulting collections delve into themes of classical architecture, with nods to renaissance grottos and italian gardens, and a subtle playfulness enhanced by clean modern forms.

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.

faq

what grout joint size, type, and color do you recommend?

clé recommends the use of mapei ultracolor plus fa grout and a 1/8" grout joint for glazed ceramic fornace brioni pieces.

no grout is needed for decorative use. grouting is generally not done for dry applications of Rocaille but if you prefer to grout, you will need to finger grout them due to the shape and depth of the tile. For glazed Tivoli we recommend using a grout bag to fill the grout joints.

Grout color selection is always up to our client and/or their design professional. However, clé is often asked for our opinion on best grout selections for our tiles. And due to the large array of grout colors that are now available, clé would like to offer this general guideline on a foolproof grout color selection for any of your clé tiles.

  • First, have your professional tile contractor complete your tile installation, except for the grout portion.
  • Next, when ready to grout, ask your contractor to bring ALL grout color charts from his preferred grout manufacturers, for your review.
  • Lastly, choose a time of day when you are most pleased with the lighting in your space (either natural lighting, installed lighting or a blend of both). During that lighting and time of day, select the grout color that best matches your tile selection.

Note that the full Mapei Ultracolor Plus FA color catalogue contains 40 colors to choose from. Visit the Mapei website to view.

Why do you suggest i order at least 15% more than my measurements?

Industry standard suggests adding at least 15% overage due to tile cuts, potential breakage, or future repairs.

For more information related to ordering and shipping, please be sure to visit our shipping and returns and delivery information resource pages

Dimensions

Rocaille Shell - 4”x 4"x5/8"

Ceramic Tivoli Bundle:

Total - 4 1/4"x15 1/2"x3/8"

Ceramic Pill - 2”x8 1/2"x3/8"

Ceramic Listello - 7/8"x4 3/4"x3/8"

Ceramic Rectangle - 4"x8 1/2"x3/8"

Disclaimer: Please note all dimensions are nominal and can vary plus or minus 1/8 inch.

usage

interior wall, exterior wall, shower wall, steam shower, backsplash, kitchen, fireplace surround. Not suitable for floors. Limit all exterior usage to locations not affected by freeze thaw.