Joseph & Sons Mosaic in Los Angeles, CA, is a family business that has been creating mosaic art since the 1960s. One of the family’s most recent residential projects, designed by Jonathan Cohen, was an outdoor mosaic featuring a tree filled with birds, which was inspired by an Italian artist.
For a couple of homeowners in Corte Madera, CA, their dream was to incorporate a grotto into their pool design, which was accomplished with the help of Martin Brookes and his talented team at Heritage Marble & Tile Inc. in Mill Valley, CA.
Jkath Design Build + Reinvent is a residential remodeling firm located in St. Paul, MN, which services the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. Jesse Kath founded Jkath Design Build + Reinvent and currently operates the business alongside his wife, Katie, the lead designer, and a team of four talented professionals.
Three generations of mosaic artists, with Jonathan to carry on the family tradition now as one of the main artists at Joseph & Sons Mosaic in Los Angeles, CA. From intricately crafted portraits featuring hundreds of hand-cut pieces to larger-than-life motifs and murals containing thousands of pieces, Cohen’s talent is undeniable
At Tromsø Airport in Tromsø, Norway, a mosaic mural featuring nearly 48,000 mosaic tiles from Artaic was created near the restrooms, greeting visitors in the terminal. The 54-square-foot mural was inspired by a photograph of the Northern Lights over Tromsdalen.
For interior designer Alena Capra of Alena Capra Designs in Fort Lauderdale, FL, combining porcelain tile and natural stone in her projects is what she genuinely enjoys to do. “The result is beautiful,” she said when describing an apartment in New York City that she recently renovated.
Piero Fornasetti was a versatile Italian artist known for his eclectic works. Deemed one of the most prolific figures of the 20th century, Fornasetti collaborated with a range of other artists from the 1930s to 1980s to create various artworks, from engravings to furniture.
Often times, when people hear the word “tilework,” the traditional 4- x 4- or 8- x 8-inch subway tiles that are commonly seen on kitchen walls may come to mind. However, there is an entire universe of tile artists creating custom artworks with different varieties of mosaic tile.
The eternal charm of wood, with its naturalness, grain and color shades, is reflected in the Sequoia collection by Realonda Ceramica, and shown in different formats and reliefs. The 40- x 120-cm rectified porcelain is inspired by the warmth of the Nordic style with thin and irregular wood strips.
Island Stone's Glass Essentials offers go-to, everyday-use shapes and colors that blend effortlessly with the company's designer offerings. With nine different colors and two finishes, the tiles are suitable for nearly any application.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we focus on outdoor installations and the importance of surface prep prior to any tile installation. Through various case studies, see what types of installations are possible in the great outdoors. Also make sure to check out two detailed technical focuses by industry professionals and the product showcase, which highlights the newest surface prep products on the market.