Chapter 4: Via
CH 4, Room Scene Brunus Felipe, Estela
CH 4, Room Scene Naturalis, C B, C S, C Si, C SS
CH 4, Room Scene Naturalis Dome, Traditional Algarve
Ch 4, Room Scene Terra lisbon
Via is a re-imagination of Latin inspired traditional hand painted / crafted tiles. The name “Via” is the Latin word for “road,” or “by way of.”
Via was created with a goal to create warm and inviting meeting spaces, outdoor lounging areas, and contemporary designs that pay homage to retro craftsmanship. True to that vision Via is an authentically hand-crafted terracotta line with many pieces being made just across the California border in Tecate, Mexico, and hand-painted designs being made by true artisans in Los Angeles. Think of Via as the “road that has shaped one’s life” and this is certainly true as this line imparts a sentimental feeling of family gatherings and reminiscent fireside conversations.
Via features several characteristics attributed to handcrafted terracotta tile. We designed each color to have an authentic hand made look. Each field color is applied by hand with a brush and then hand rubbed with a varnish coating for a true to life patina.
Most stunning of all, Via offers a wide variety of hand painted decorative elements. Available in a 3” x 3” or 5” x 5” pattern, there are 9 designs in 3 authentic color-ways. Via includes coordinating terracotta trim pieces: dome, crown, base, beak and quarter round.