Contact us
call
+1.310.400.3024

Name

Email

Phone

Tile’s Time to Shine

It’s been a long time since tile was relegated to the world of kitchen backsplashes and shower walls. Currently, there is a talented community of tilemakers – artists and designers from around the world who are playing with perceptions and pushing the boundaries of their chosen materials. They are interested in texture and movement, color and shape. Days are spent hand dying and painstakingly etching delicate patterns. Inspiration often comes from historical references, all the while with an eye towards the future.  Some collections are modular and in others there are imperfections and combinations that make every installation unique.

We, at Kindle Living, have always been invested in blurring the line between indoor and outdoor living, and often that has meant looking at something with a fresh perspective or designing for another set of variables. Writing this post, I’ve been inspired by the amount of beautiful and interesting tile I found, and equally amazed at how slow the industry has been to fully jump in and creatively embrace the idea of tile for outdoor spaces. There is definite movement and I’m confident that just as tile made the leap from bathrooms and kitchens, it’s only a matter of time before the genius of artist quality tile makes it’s way outdoors.

 

Weetu Designed Beach House | Dominican Republic
IMG_0942

Geographic Tile | Unknown
59413c594edcf56d803cb5ad726dc0b0

Francis Brodi House with Matisse Murals and Terrazzo Floors
tumblr_mj0fcwEwhR1qfzymao1_1280

Filo Collection by Refin
galleryIMG_0935

Keidos Collection by MUT
Keidos-Tiles-Design-by-Mut-Design-Sweden

Scale Tiles by MUT
Scales-tiles-MUT-Design-Alberto-Sanchez-Harmony-1 scales-tiles-mut-design-peronda-harmony-cevisama-designboom01

Corset Tiles by Arbutus + Denman
Corset-Wall-Tiles_10_geengeek-e1385988406397 Corset-Wall-Tiles-Arbutus-Denman-1

Postcards from Myself by Ruan Hoffman for Cle
rh1

Watermark Tiles by Deborah Osburn for Cle
cle-watermark-tiles-deborah-osburn-tilevera-2-indigo

Dandelion Tiles by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Marrakech Design
tiles8

Stone Tiles by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Marrakech Design
TONE_tiles_18

Gaudi inspired tiles by La Selva
3042712-slide-s-3-gorgeous-gaudi-inspired-tiles-turn

Heath Ceramics on water feature + Granada Tile on floor | C Magazine
C-MAR-HOMEBITS-00-1000x1338

Bisazzo Mosaic Tile Pool
outdoor-mosaic-pool-floor-wall-mounted-11325-5916547

Amethyst Artisian Café Floor
photo09

Myles Baldwin Design + Bisazza Mosaico
IMG_0919

Heather Knight Micro Tiles
IMG_0929

Tratti by Inga Sempe for Mutina
5(81)

Tierras by Patricia Urquiola for Mutina
prodotti-177323-rel541928f5c64b4a5284000c2afc83b743 11693efcdc3a0ddb2a7089fd32465d06

Azulej by Patricia Urquiola for Mutina
l2_p347926_2200_1515-2

Pico by Ronan + Erwan Bouroullec for Mutina
big_361442_9215_mutina 0381_UPD1

Dechirer by Patricia Urquiola for Mutina
prodotti-122100-rel7ccfb93a66494e78b74170cfbc37c9c3

Blendart Ceramic Tile by Sant’ Agostino
10846177_487969964675455_5881201103145304078_n 11693efcdc3a0ddb2a7089fd32465d06