It’s important to recognise the waste produced by modern living, in issue prevalent in all industries including construction, architecture, and interior design. Although large strides are being made in the way products are created, be it through using sustinable materials, circular production models, recycling and repurposing, or through innovations that seek to reduce emissions, we’re not close to solving the problem. Something to get us a little closer to achieving sustainability goals is to reuse pre-loved or unsued products, something those at Bert & May are seeking to do with their reclaimed tile selection.
Their reclaimed tiles are limited edition in lots of a pre-determined square footage, with surprising and unpredictable styles. Whether they are highly decorative and intricately patterned, textured terracotta, or classic Victorian tiles, each lot is unique.
Although faux-aged tiles have gathered a lot of attention in recent years, as has faux aged furniture and antique imitations, these reclaimed pieces are the real deal, offering genuine time-worn appearances, wear, and character. We think it’s a fantastic initiative that we hope other companies will take on.
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A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, December 2020.