For its line of House Number tiles launched last year in collaboration with House Industries, Sausalito, California-based Heath Ceramics applies the same spinning mold technique used to craft their ceramic bowls. The 3-D tiles, which celebrate the legendary Neutra and Eames fonts, are made one at a time by hand, then glazed in a matte finish with a raised, unglazed number, hand-wiped clean, and kiln-fired. A track, made by local metal and wood shops from salvaged teak and stainless steel, was designed in-house. The track enables the numbers to be attached to any surface that you can screw into; spring tabs accommodate size variation in the clay and make sliding the tiles into the track easier.
Heath House Number Collection
April 16, 2012