HAND MADE ART DECO TILE


Private Residence | Hermosa Beach, CA


I was asked to create large tile motifs for the exterior of a residence in the Los Angeles area; the clients wanted to take the appearance of their Deco-era home from its mix of basic Streamline and Spanish styles to a purely Art Deco aesthetic.

After going through a few rounds of designs, a Deco flora and fauna motif was selected, to be produced in two aspect ratios: a rectangular set and a subset of that motif in a square version. As eight total sets were going to be needed, master designs had to be created, then each tile molded in plaster so that multiples could be made.

See how special projects go from design, through production to final tile.