What is Cubism and how is it used in Chapter 7?
With the desire to use strong geometric shapes and pairing that with the appeal of traditional high contrast design, Chapter 7 was inspired by the Avant-Garde movement of Cubism made famous by George Braque and Pablo Picasso.
Cubism is commonly known for its use of two-dimensional broken parts that come together to create a larger perception of depth through the use of perspective. Much like Cubism, the use of tile in a space breaks up entities and reassembles them in an abstract way allowing the space to be experienced in a different way, depending on the viewpoint of those experiencing the environment in which it is used.
What are the key features and materials for Chapter 7: Cubist?
Chapter 7 features 12 gorgeous stone mosaics grounded in honed Thassos and accented with either polished Nero Marquina, polished Bardiglio, matte silver, or matte brass. In addition to the stone mosaics, there are two glass mosaic patterns offered three stunning colorways. The stone mosaics in this collection are supported by 4” x 12” Stone Field Tiles and corresponding trims. While the glass mosaics are supported by a 2 7/8” x 9” Field in four colors.
- Chapter 7 stones are available in honed Thassos, polished Nero Marquina, and polished Bardiglio Marble.
- Matte silver and matte gold are also present in this collection as accents to some of the honed Thassos mosaics.
- There are also 4 colorways available in glass: Ice, Ash, Clay, and Cobalt.
- Field Tiles
- A 4” x 12” stone field tile is offered in honed Thassos, polished Nero Marquina, and polished Bardiglio Marble.
- A 2 7/8” x 9” glass field is available Ice, Ash, Clay, and Cobalt.
- Offered in stone on stone blends are offered in a 2” x 4” mosaic called Abstract, a parquet inspired mosaic called Avant, and an overlapping hex design called Carve.
- Stone and metal blends are offered in the same three patterns and the stone on stone blends; Abstract, Avant, and Carve.
- Solid stone mosaics are available in Mod Herringbone and a 2” Hexagon Mosaic.
- Glass Mosaics come in two patterns. A basket pattern called Perpendicular Glass and a herringbone mosaic called Acute Glass.
- Perpendicular Glass comes in three colorways: Ice, Clay, and Cobalt.
- Acute Glass comes in Ice accented with Ash, Clay, and Cobalt.
How do I or my company install Cubist products correctly?
- Blending and Shade Variation
- To achieve your desired look, Jeffrey Court recommends that you inspect and confirm the tile and layout prior to installation. The installation of tile constitutes acceptance.
- For a specific item-by-item shade variation rating, please reference each product-specific web page on JeffreyCourt.com.
- Setting Materials, Sealers and Grouts
- A high-quality white thinset meeting ANSI 118.4 or 118.11 is recommended for the best installation results. Always check with setting material manufacturer to ensure the suitability of material in setting tiles. A grey mortar or mastic or adhesives could stain or alter the color of the product.
- As per the Tile Council of North America (TCNA): “For cementitious grout, joints smaller than 1/8″ generally should only be grouted with unsanded grout.
- All-natural stone patterns in Avant and Abstract we recommend a Nonsanded grout be used to be sure each grout joint receives coverage.
- For Patterns that include metal; Avant, Abstract and Carve we recommend Prism® Ultimate Performance Grout. Be sure to keep the film over the metal pieces while grouting, this serves as added protection during the installation process.
- Grout color is part of the design process and considerations must be made. A grout choice closest to the color and hue of the tile being grouted can be considered the safest choice.
- A professional-grade wet saw outfitted with a high-quality diamond blade designed for cutting tiles is recommended. Always cut tiles with the face-up.
- Sanding of cut glass edges is recommended to ease the “sharp” edge.
How can I or my company showcase the Cubist chapter to clients?
The marketing and merchandising of this collection is supported by montage boards, touch boards, and A&D sample cards. All of these point of purchase materials are accompanied by the Chapter 7 Cubist catalog. Showroom installation and loose sample pieces can also be ordered at a discounted price.
Visit the Jeffrey Court website, JeffreyCourt.com, to gain inspiration on the design possibilities offered with Chapter 7 Cubist.