Artistic Tile

Artistic Tile is a family owned, luxury tile trendsetter located in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. They have other premiere locations throughout the country in major metropolitan areas. Their tag line is “Bringing Art to Life” – we couldn’t agree more! Our first exposure to their art form was at the KBIS industry show in 2014. Their newest line was featured in a kitchen display. Needless to say, it was love at first sight.

By looking at the photo above, you begin to wonder if it is wallpaper, glass overlaying another medium, or paint; it’s unclear. But it’s gorgeous! It is actually tile; more specifically stone and glass tile. It is part of the new collection by Artistic Tile named Vetromarmi. Here is a description of this elegant new collection:

“Rooted in antiquity, classic designs take on new life in the Vetromarmi collection, which mixes the elegance of natural stone with the depth of glass, water jet cut into intricate patterns. Subtle stone and glass combinations bring products of permanence to your interior space in an eye catching, understated chic format.”

There are other tile styles in this elegant collection at artistictile.com. This particular example is Danse Lucido. It is “The airy feeling of silken drapery wafting in the breeze entering through the open doors of a Venetian Villa, . . . Ribbons of Calacatta Gold marble flowing amidst a reflective glass background. Glossy Pearl cream glass background with polished Calacatta Gold marble ribboning, milk white accented by soft grey and gold veining.” How could we have possibly described this more beautifully? What you cannot see in the photo is that each ribbon of marble is detailed at the edges with a recessed line following the design of the marble — giving a wonderful handmade artisan quality in a luxury mesh backed tile.

Each interlocking sheet is sized 12-3/4″ x 13-3/4″ x 3/8″ (1.32 square feet), and retails for approximately $154/square foot.