Clé launched two new collections in collaboration with sculptor John Whitmarsh. The “Board Form” and “Weathered Steel” tiles were handcrafted using reclaimed materials such as pallets, roadside guardrail posts and discarded metals. For the “Board Form” range, gypsum cement is used to take castings from Douglas fir panels recovered from old buildings. The cement tiles come in sizes of the original cast panels, and are available in the raw concrete color with the option of a waxed finish. Meanwhile, the “Weathered Steel” tiles also use wax, combined with an acid, to create a dappled patina on the sheet metal, offered in three different square sizes and can be used for floors as well as walls.
These two new collections join Whitmarsh’s Reconstruction Studies range, including the “End Grain” and “Utility Pole” tiles in ceramic and container tiles in steel, all exclusively available on Clé.