Fueled on by the excitement of the Olympics, the popularity of gold and other metallic finishes in interiors looks set to be a big trend for Fall. With perfect timing, Californian company cl© has introduced a new range of metallic tiles made by three international tile artisans. Made in porcelain, ceramic and limestone, the tiles have been painted, glazed, and printed with a glimmer of silver, gold, iron, platinum or copper.
Each artist has incorporated a shimmer of metal into their design in their own distinctive style - from the manipulation of intense heat to delicate brush strokes.
From her potter's studio in Cornwall, England, Brenda Bates has designed the Celtic Sea-inspired Welbeck coast collection. Resembling ancient fossils, each tile is delicately painted with a Starfish, in 24 k gold and platinum.
Bates has also created the Welbeck Platinum Collection; a study in abstraction, using metallic to define irregular shapes. The weight of the precious metals against the delicate translucent glaze causes the random crackled surface.
Finally Dutch artist Hanneke Steenmetz uses silk screen printing to transfer 4 Shakespeare-inspired motifs in shimmering metallic onto limestone tiles.
For order inquiries call (415) 887.9011 or visit cletile.com
About the manufacturer: cl© is a California-based online tile resource and supplier of unique tiles and tiled surfaces that are created by independent artists and artisan studios. The company was set up by Deborah Osburn who also runs acclaimed tile blog Tile envy.