An Eye on Design in Cuba

The Perfect Bath

I had been thinking about going to Cuba for awhile, but did not act on my impulse until a chance meeting at our Waterworks Kitchen showroom with designer Todd Klein, who mentioned a trip he was taking to Cuba. That short visit catapulted me into action to sign up the with the Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation/Design Leadership Network tour to Cuba that took place in early June for six days. Yet there is something hopeful for the future of preservation in Cuba.

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Phenomenal Fusterlandia

Diary of a Tile Addict

Cuban flags are a repeated motif and ‘Viva Cuba’ stands proud atop eight chimney breasts. For those that can’t make it all the way to Cuba, a number of his individual works can be found around the world in more than 600 exhibitions. Art and Artists Gaudi Mosaics & Glass Tiles Murals Public Art Weird & Wonderful Caribbean street art Cuba cuban art cuban street art Fusterlandia Jaimanitas José Rodríguez Fuster mosaic mural mosaic town Picasso inspired

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Hispaniola Relief Cement Tiles Offer Island-Like Feel

Tile Talk

Desination: Cuba. "I Closed off for many decades, Cuba offers a rare glimpse at vintage 1950s architectural and design elements, including cement and encaustic tile colors and patterns. Colorful, dimensional Hispaniola cement tiles liven up a powder room. The Hispaniola Collection from Avente Tile is an exclusive, made-to-order series of beautiful handmade cement tiles inspired by the climate, textures and surroundings of the Dominican Republic.

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New Cuban Tile Collection Highlights Rich, Architectural Style of Historic Havana

Cement Style

Villa Lagoon Tile’s Cuban Collection is inspired by a trip to Cuba that I took with my product designer to explore and document the rich heritage of cement tiles in the architecture,” said Lundy Wilder, founder, Villa Lagoon Tile. “We We examined some of the most extraordinary designs that remain in Cuba after all these years, and all twenty patterns available in the new Cuban collection are authentic interpretations of this experience.”. LAS VEGAS, HD EXPO (May 15, 2019) ?

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Cuban Tile Redux in Muted Color Palette

Tile Talk

Because of their ubiquitous use in residential and commercial applications on the island of Cuba, cement tiles became known as Cuban tiles in some parts of the world. When Cuba was a tropical playground for jetsetters between 1920 - 1950 and for homes built in the Spanish Mediterranean Revival period, Cuban tiles were de rigueur flooring for businesses, hotels, and private estates. By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile.

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Support the Tile Heritage Foundation

Tile Talk

Shortly after I started Avente Tile, I remember Jorge Aguayo, of Aguayo Tile explaining that he had discovered many floors in disrepair while visiting Cuba. By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Tiles tell tales!" is the way Sheila A. Menzies, Executive Director of the Tile Heritage Foundation , explained it to me many years ago. As the year draws to a close and you consider year-end donations, don''t forget about this amazing organization. They need your support and engagement!

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Villa Lagoon Tile Wins Big at the 2019 HD Expo Trade Show

Cement Style

Inspired by their research trip to Cuba, the two women created a series that honors the traditional floors they observed, while also adding new, contemporary options to the genre. Villa Lagoon Tile cemented great relationships with hospitality designers at the 2019 HD Expo show when our Ombré Collection won the prestigious ASID DESIGN IMPACT Award. ASID Award Presentation at Villa Lagoon Tile’s booth. Left to Right: John M. Adams, Melissa Adams Dillon, Rusty Dillon, Randy Fiser. “No

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Avente Tile Talk: Spring into Summer with our Cement Tile Ideas

Tile Talk

Cement tiles are used all over the world in countries such as Cuba, France, Spain, Portugal and more. Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Spring into Summer with our Cement Tile Ideas. Handmade cement tiles are an easy-to-maintain product that not only offer deep colors and a rich history, but most importantly, they offer long-lasting beauty and extensive design possibilities for floors and walls.

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Avente Tile Talk: Cement Tile Designs That Impress!

Tile Talk

Cement tiles are often called Cuban tiles because of their ubiquitous use in both residential and commercial applications on the island of Cuba when it was a tropical playground. Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Cement Tile Designs That Impress! There are only so many materials where imagination and creativity are not only welcomed, but are highly encouraged. One of these materials is tile. For this post, I’d like to focus on cement tile specifically.

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Cement Tiles Inspired by World Travels

The Cement Tile

Cuban tile brings the warmth and color from Havana and Camaguey, Cuba to your home or business to provide for a lively atmosphere. Ceramic tiles first made an appearance in the ninth or tenth century BC, with cement tile arriving quite a bit later in the 1800s when hydraulic presses were invented and Portland cement was discovered.

Avente Tile Talk: Thanks to the Tile Heritage Foundation

Tile Talk

Shortly after I started Avente Tile, I remember Jorge Aguayo, of Aguayo Tile explaining that he had discovered many floors in disrepair while visiting Cuba. Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Thanks to the Tile Heritage Foundation. Editorial Note (Jan. 2, 2012) - After publishing this post, I was thrilled to read this article, Foundation crafts artisan-tile archive , honoring the co-founders of the Tile Heritage Foundation and their commitment to preserving our tile heritage.

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Cement tiles/ Zementfliesen/ mosaicos hidráulicos: Name confusion

Mosaicos

In America they are often called Cuban tiles , as Cuba was Spanish until 1898, there is a great tradition of making cement tiles. First the the companies from Spain exported them, later factories were established in Cuba. Cement tiles/ Zementfliesen/ mosaicos hidráulicos. about tiles - mainly about patterned floor tiles made either of cement or clay. Pages. About. Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Name confusion.

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Cement Tiles Around the World [Infographic]

The Cement Tile

It’s no wonder Cuba is so famous for its salsa dancing with the swirling floral motifs, flowing waves, and spinning star patterns tiled underfoot, beckoning lively footwork! Cement tiles can be seen across countless blogs and magazines in countries around the world. Learn about the cement tile styles from various regions and cultures, and get inspired by the endless possibilities. Share this Image On Your Site. </p><br

Cement Tiles Around the World (Infographic)

The Cement Tile

It’s no wonder Cuba is so famous for its salsa dancing with the swirling floral motifs, flowing waves, and spinning star patterns tiled underfoot, beckoning lively footwork! Share this Image On Your Site. </p><br </p><br /><br /> <p><strong>Please include attribution to www.granadatile.com with this graphic.</strong></p><br

Relax and Enjoy a Beautiful Bath

The Perfect Bath

I am just back from Cuba and have not had time to process any of my photographs. Instead, I am sharing another great bath. This beautiful space has been designed to feature the Empire tub as a piece of sculpture. It is placed near a window to take advantage of the unobstructed view and glorious bright light from the California sun. This is an inside/outside bath with nearby French doors inviting the outside in.

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The 31 Best Residential Design Blogs Featuring Awesome Cement Tile (A Definitive List For Encaustic Tile Enthusiasts)

The Cement Tile

Apart from being extraordinarily knowledgeable about ceramic tile, they make available “La Cubana”, a 41-page full color book of historic cement tile designs made in Cuba by a large factory founded in 1903.

How Successful Interior Designers Got Their Start — and How You Can, Too

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Image: One Kings Lane Vicente Wolf Wolf was born in Cuba to parents in the building business. Image: One Kings Lane If you love working with people and enjoy the world of design and decorating, you might be thinking about becoming an interior designer. According to the U.S. Department of Labor , the median annual salary is $48,400, but many interior designers earn in the six-figure range. An interior designer helps plan and decorate living and working spaces for clients.

Washington D.C. Apartments: The Ultimate Renters Guide

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

For the more frugal consumer, Cuba Libre offers affordable happy hour and late-night salsa dancing. Camden NoMa Rooftop in Washington D.C. To continue our new series of discovering the best places to live within the vibrant cities across the U.S., we have explored Washington D.C. and compiled a great guide of things to do, eat and visit within the trendiest neighborhoods occupying our nation’s capital.

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Red Penguins, Cooking, Friends & Iron Chef

Time2Design

During our visit we had the pleasure of viewing their current Cuba Now installation. I have returned from my trip to GE Monogram''s Experience Center and wow what fun. Not only did I have the pleasure of being GE''s guest at their state of the art Monogram Experience Center, I had the distinct honor to share that experience with my Dream Team friends. When I arrived in Louisville, I never expected that any part of my trip would involve Red Penguins.

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