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Saturday, October 24, 2015
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For more Living coverage,including reviews and calendars,go to Tile was an important element in interior design in many parts of the world for t housands of years, coveted for its aes- t hetic possibilities, functionality and l ongevity. Yet for a generation, the craft has been largely unexplored, relegated mainly to bathrooms and rooftops, say t he authors of a new book. “ It’s been untapped and underappre- c iated, but that’s changing very quickly,” says Catherine Bailey, who, with her husband, Robin Petravic, owns California- b ased Heath Ceramics. The couple won a 2015 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for their work encouraging creativity at Heath while remaining true to the company’s over-60-year history. They have written “Tile Makes the Room: Good Design from Heath Ceramics” (Ten Speed Press). The book is full of lush photos and practical advice about incorporating artisanal tile in interiors. The goal is to make designing with tile a ccessible to the uninitiated. Heath and other small ceramics studios are leading a resurgence of tile in h ome design. An expanded range of colors, textures, patterns — and prices — h ave made the medium more adaptable a nd accessible. Feras Irikat, design and marketing di- r ector for Lunada Bay Tile, a Los Angeles-based firm offering Japanese-inspired tiles, including some made with recycled glass, said, “Before the ’70s, tile w as everywhere, like permanent jewelry for your home. It slowed down a lot after that and became very boring. But it h as started catching on again, and there are more and more small companies putt ing their hearts and souls into it and do- i ng really interesting things.” Bailey says “a lot of designers are fi- n ally rediscovering the incredible depth and range” tile offers. She and Petravic took over the Sausalito-based Heath Ceramics in 2003. The c ompany, founded in 1948, was famous for tableware and tiles, and kept a close link between craft and factory product ion. “Tile Makes the Room” begins by l ooking at the couple’s 1890s Sausalito h ome, and Heath’s factories in Sausalito and San Francisco. “ We don’t think of Heath as making tile so much as making objects that contribute to something bigger, like architecture or interiors,” they write. T ile, when combined with textile, wood and glass, can create a sense of permanence, timelessness, color and text ure, and contribute to a cohesive overall design, they say. The book includes m any kinds of tiles and architectural DemocratandChronicle .com Saturday,October24,2015 Page3C MARIKO REED/TEN SPEED PRESS/AP The Neisha Crosland Studio from the book “Tile Makes the Room: Good Design from Heath Ceramics,” by Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey. Designing with tile: Ancient craft gets new attention KATHERINE ROTH ASSOCIATED PRESS MARIKO REED/TEN SPEED PRESS/AP Catherine Bailey and Robin Petravic are authors of the book “Tile Makes the Room.” SeeTILE,Page6C MARIKO REED/TEN SPEED PRESS/AP “Tile Makes the Room” by Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey is full of lush photos and practical advice about incorporating artisanal tile in interiors. 9>2;-?!84/>4$18?:::(;1/8;2-4?-#(1#" <8?=#/86+2?15-#&0?@*%7 31/8;,-4?-#'1#9@)-#$1#7>4".#?! %**)!'$&)1.'#&,+/)1("&,+&-02 %!"#)"+&('$* “EmmaandthedyingUlysses arefullofbitterregret—and thekindofgallowshumor thatderivesfromrawcour- age.Weareprivilegedtohave metthem.” -LosAngelesTimes 325-4370 DC-0000363209 JAZZ AT THE CABARET Tues at 7PM $25 general admission tickets for A TWIST OF LEMMON performances through Nov 1, 2015 only. *Not valid with other discounts or for existing reservations. $ 25 A TWIST OF LEMMON Oct 29-Nov 15 An authentic talent, New York Times calls this modern day singer / songwriter “classic pop perfection.” Don’t miss him! CHRIS TRAPPER Oct 24 at 8pm The heartfelt story of Chris Lemmon and his world famous father, actor Jack Lemmon - a unique yet universal celebration of a father and son torn apart, only to fi nd one another again, becoming the best of friends against all odds. “Brilliant!”

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