Introduction

Look at tile in a whole new way. This book is about contemporary spaces that use tile in creative ways. It’s not about tile as an object of particular size or color, but a larger design that’s brought to life, like a picture on a wall, or cladding a building or floor—an expression of the space and mood. This takes tile beyond a building material and elevates it to an art.

Contents

From Heath Ceramics, the beloved California designer, maker and seller of home goods, whose down–to–earth appeal spans continents and generations—comes a captivating and unprecedented look at tile. Tile Makes the Room is about exceptional spaces and places—the kind you want to step into and examine in detail—where tile is the main ingredient, though not the entire meal.

From the dwellings of notable designers and everyday homeowners, grand installations and subtle designs, the book brings to light tile's role in the form and function of architecture and interiors. It features inspiration on every page; a look at tile making from a 60-year-old design-led manufacturer; unexpected perspectives on color, pattern and texture; plus public installations around the world to visit and enjoy.