Fans of color, not to mention fans of midcentury design, will be thrilled to see the newest ceramic tile collection form Portland, Oregon–based Clayhaus Ceramics. In time for fall, they’re introducing 10 new shapes and 24 new, matte finish glazes to their line of tile offerings.
Triad, one of the new designs, marks yet another collaboration between Clayhaus and Portland designer Stephanie Dyer. She created the 2011 Topo Collection, featuring an assortment of three-dimensional tile designs. The new option is a more relaxed take on a traditional triangular patter.
Other patterns offer any number of exciting options, from simple geometric designs to more complex patterns. On the simpler end of the spectrum are tiles such as Crystal Hex, which features a pattern of narrow hexagons, and Triangle, a design as simple, elegant and effective as its name. The new collection also includes Flow and Plume, two designs with curvy patterns. There’re also some bolder, dynamic patterns, too, including the knockouts Half Hex Pattern B and Crystal Hex Pattern B, a riff on a traditional hexagonal design that yields a lively, braided look.
Of course, the new designs aren’t just for the midcentury modern design lovers among us. With the wide assortment of colors and shapes, the tiles are a great option for a range of applications and aesthetics. The company’s Web site also offers a handy design tool for customers. It’s an easy—and fun, just try it—way to experiment with shape and color before committing to a particular design or palette.