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Elements of Architecture: Colorful Hand-Painted Tiles by Italian Designer Elisa Passino

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Elements of Architecture: Colorful Hand-Painted Tiles by Italian Designer Elisa Passino

March 24, 2022

Noted recently: handmade tiles in terra cotta, ceramic, and cement by Italian designer Elisa Passino, made in Portugal and Morocco and inspired by architecture. Take a look at a few ever changeable patterns:

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Above: Elisa’s latest tile collection, Souvenirs d’Eté, designed and made during the pandemic, “aims to bring a touch of summer into your project and your house.” The tiles are terra cotta with a semi-matte glaze in hues like Soft Sand, Orange Sun, Red Coral, and Clear Teal.
a closer look at souvenirs d’eté in white cloud and red coral. 10
Above: A closer look at Souvenirs d’Eté in White Cloud and Red Coral.
the capitello pattern is available as both ceramic and cement tiles and in a wi 11
Above: The Capitello pattern is available as both ceramic and cement tiles and in a wide array of colors (like Vintage Sand/Green Bay/Antique Blush, shown here). Like all of Elisa’s tiles, it can be arranged in a variety of ways.
a mix of abside cement tiles and centina tiles, available in both cement and ce 12
Above: A mix of Abside Cement Tiles and Centina tiles, available in both cement and ceramic.
the capitello pattern in a more neutral colorway. many of the tiles are named w 13
Above: The Capitello pattern in a more neutral colorway. Many of the tiles are named with Italian architecture terms (capitello refers to the top of a column).
a meld of centina and abaco patterns, which comes in both cement and ceramic. 14
Above: A meld of Centina and Abaco patterns, which comes in both cement and ceramic.

For the full collection, head to the Terra Cotta, Ceramic, and Cement collections.

And for more bright, handmade tiles we love, might we suggest:

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