Tile Makes the Room

“A truly inspiring and informative perspective on tile’s role in architecture and interiors.”
—Diane Keaton, Heath Ceramics fan

“I’m thrilled that the important and creative legacy of Heath evolves, now with a historically
informed understanding of good design, which is beautifully documented in this book.”
—Alan Wanzenberg, Architect


Tile Makes the Room


From Heath Ceramics, the beloved California designer, maker, and seller of home goods, comes a captivating and unprecedented look at tile. At its core, TILE MAKES THE ROOM is about exceptional spaces and places—the kind you want to step into and examine each and every detail of—where tile is the main ingredient, though not the only star. From the dwellings of notable designers to everyday homeowners, grand installations and subtle designs all showcase tile’s role in the form and function of architecture and interiors. With inspiration on every page, a look at tile making from a sixty-year-old design-led manufacturer, a unique perspective on color, pattern, and texture, plus public installations around the world to visit and enjoy, TILE MAKES THE ROOM is essential reading on tile and interiors.




ROBIN PETRAVIC and CATHERINE BAILEY are the co-owners of Heath Ceramics, the iconic tableware and tile company founded by Edith and Brian Heath in 1948. Prior to taking the reins at Heath in 2003, each honed their skills and passion for making things—Petravic in product design engineering and Bailey in industrial design. Together, they bring their creative talents to Heath, honoring the company’s long history and unique relationship between craft and production—efforts that landed them the 2015 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. Petravic and Bailey live in Sausalito, California, with their son, Jasper, and their two enormous Newfoundlands, Carlo and Oliver.



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