September 27, 2014 § 1 Comment
portland, oregon-based clayhaus ceramics makes some of the most uniquely beautiful ceramic tile around. all clayhaus products are american-made and handcrafted entirely from scratch in the company’s studio. the tile design and color palette are inspired by the bauhaus movement and its influence on modernist architecture and modern design. their futura collection was inspired by “the look”, a term coined to describe a dynamic, no-fuss, british and italian design style approach that exploded onto the U.S. pop culture scene in the 1960s. the tile designs shown here are known as “hex bubble”, “bubble disk blend”, “disk”, “bubble”, and “portal”. the second board from the top features alternating “bubble” and “disk” tiles in the clayhaus colors of sky, fiesta, orange glo and lemon ice. jason coleman, clayhaus co-founder first got the idea for the collectin when he stepped off a san francisco bart train and noticed the subway station wall tiles. the bolt of his inspiration came from one of his favorite books, ‘the sixties: decade of design revolution’, by lesley jackson. this really struck me, because as a child, when riding the bart train by my grandparents’ home, i always found myself admiring those powell street station walls as well.
photos courtesy of: clayhaus ceramics