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Designer Deborah Osburn has been designing and manufacturing tile through her company Tilevera for 25 years and her latest work is a dreamy new series of tile, the Watermark Collection, available exclusively through clé, a company she founded in 2012. The collection was inspired by Japanese textile dying techniques and each tile’s individuality is much like what it’s named after, the watermark.
Indigo – dip
Each tile is completely unique and begins as an unglazed, hand formed and slow fired porcelain tile that is the color of new paper. Using authentic pigments in indigo and gold verdigris, each tile is dipped, stroked, stained, or washed to the desired effect. The tiles absorb the pigments differently which makes them all individual works of art.
Indigo – dip and Indigo – stain
The watercolor-like appearance of each organic pattern gives a soft, ethereal look to each tile. Can you imagine an entire wall covered with these?! Stunning…
Indigo – dip
The tiles can be installed indoors or out, on walls or on floors. Each design comes in 3″x6″, 4″x8″, and 6″x12″.
Indigo – stroke
Indigo – wash
Indigo – stain
Gold verdigris – dip
Gold verdigris – stroke
Gold verdigris – wash
Gold verdigris – stain
Look, they even make clé iPhone cases so if you can’t get in on their tile action, you can bring some of their awesome tile designs home with you!