Sunday, November 15, 2009

Insperation - Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is an important element in design. Available in as many colors as styles, used in hundreds of applications and spaces. It can add color, texture, and pattern to any indoor or outdoor space. Produced in different parts of the world, each with it's own history and culture.

"Seven Colors" (Haft Rang) tile dates back to the Safavid period in Iran (1502-1736) to decorate many religious and non-secular buildings.

Intricate detail of the beautiful and unique tile work of Isfahan Islamic building of the 16th century
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Zillij mosaics - Moroccan tile comes in many different motifs, floral, geometric (below), chiseled, and many colors. Each motif and color remains a symbol and has a special significance in the iconography of the Islamic/Moorish art.


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These tiles have decorated walls, floors, ceilings, tables, and furniture for centuries and are still being manufactured.

Firoozeh Khorrami,

www.DesignSchematic.com

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