Tortuga, Reverie, and Celtic Knots

Last year we took a look at three collection from Cincinatti-based Rookwood, focusing on the weird and wonderful shapes of Oasis, Zing, and Starburst. Before we settled on those paticular ranges we made a note of a few more that we’d like to cover at Tile Addict in the future, so that’s what we’re doing today!

First up we have Tortuga, a fabulously detailed take on fishscale tiles. Soft and swooping, they sit like feathers with two unique surface marks that add a 3D twist. The curious relief makes for fascinating effects when paired with certain glazes as it pools and coats.

Pairing together the Reverie Classic and Reverie Peel, a gorgeous pattern emerges. Wildly versatile, with an incredible amount of customisation possible in terms of shade, layout, and grouting, Reverie can work anywhere. By varying the vibe with a variety of colours fixes Reverie firmly in between traditional and modern design.

Finally, found amongst the many decors is Rookwood’s Celtic Knot Series. Three distinct designs (Avelin, Castleknock, and Drumcliff) are all cast from original molds from the 1900s, with each displaying a celtic knot variation. Despite the vintage vibes, these designs work wonders in contemporary interiors.


A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, September 2021.

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