12 - Ashland & Halsted
Chapter 12 Ashland & Halsted is by far our most ambitious collection ever released, and an absolute work of passion. For years we have been brainstorming on what “Industrial Chic” means and how it can be translated into tile. Drawing on inspiration from the hay day of American industry, we focused on what we felt were elements that best represented that era: Strength, Craftsmanship, and Pride. It soon became apparent that the acclaimed Central Manufacturing District of Chicago was the culmination of this piece of Americana. The name, “Ashland & Halsted,” are two streets running parallel to each other that tape off the 35th Street and Pershing Road corridor where industry titans from the early 1900’s once called home.
Every great collection always has a cornerstone, and for Chapter 12 it is the “Lava Stone” elements. A unique process exclusive to us, each mosaic, field tile and trim piece starts off as a raw piece of basalt. It is then cut, meticulously glazed and fired, creating an organic and uncompromising color pallet that preserves all of the saw cuts and character of the stone underneath. Available in three color ways: Reclaimed, Galvanized, and Cast Iron, the 24 mosaics, three field tiles and trims are sure to create a ‘never-before-seen’ installation.
Ashland & Halsted was created to be something unique. All of the available mosaics boast its striking presence. Available in this collection are four traditional 1-Inch hexagon mosaics that are glazed to reflect aged qualities, but they are tough as nails and perfect for interior floor applications begging for a timeless vintage flair. Also available are the “Hour Glass” and “Industrie Glass” mosaics. Simply put they are gorgeous! Comprised of recycled glass hand-poured into their respective shapes, they gleam of industrial personality. Hour Glass has a metallic foil fused into the glass creating a magnificent, unmatched sheen, whereas the appeal of Industrie Glass character is derived from its unique texture.
For those seeking a differentiating feel, our “District Brick” certainly delivers. Measuring 2-1/4” x 7-3/4”, this hand-crafted white body ceramic, is formed to take on the shape of rustic brick. Glazed in three gloss and two metallic colors. The District Brick is just begging to become a feature wall or backsplash that will drop jaws.
Last but not least, “Yesterday’s Glass” offers the stunning look of an aged mirror that tells stories of generations past and is available in a 3” x 6” and 6” x 18” format.