As part of The Tile Council of North America’s doghouse donation to a local charity during this week’s Coverings tradeshow, the Marazzi and American Olean brands have teamed up to produce a custom tiled doghouse that showcases the distinct personality of each brand and provides some lucky dog with a house that is the epitome of on-trend style and fun.
“This year we wanted to create a doghouse design that mixed both our Marazzi and American Olean brands,” said Sarah Morales, product design assistant for Marazzi and American Olean. “The result is a wonderfully eclectic house for Fido that artistically combines the bold Italian styling of Marazzi with the clean lines and soft colors of American Olean. Because Marazzi is the style leader in tile, it was only fitting to choose one of its new encaustic-look tile designs to cover the entire roof, creating a stylish focal point that is both fun and chic.” (Roof: Marazzi’s D_Segni Color Collection – Honeycomb)
“We then complemented the bold, over-the-top encaustic design with a soft, weathered white wood visual on the rest of the house,” said Morales. “Covering the four walls of the doghouse is American Olean’s Waterwood Collection – White Oak. Inspired by the bricola wood pillars that grace the waterways of Venice, this unique wood-look tile provides the visual softness of authentic water-worn oak wood. Then, to top it all off with a nice trendy touch, we put 1 ½” hexagon mosaics from the Waterwood Collection on the floor of this little pooch palace.”
The Marazzi, American Olean doghouse will join several others donated by fellow TCNA members and will be on display during Coverings in the TCNA Art Tile Courtyard (booth #4209). Following the show, all doghouses will be donated to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of Orlando-area pets.
Designer of the doghouse was Sarah Morales of Marazzi and American Olean. The tile installer was Albert Pena of Mecca Design.
With a bold vision for the future, Marazzi built the first Italian-owned ceramic manufacturing plant in the U.S. in 1982, assuring domestic access to world-renowned technology and style. Manufacturing a vast array of quality tile products, including porcelains, glazed ceramics, glass mosaics, natural stones and metallics, the brand continues to evolve for the savvy homeowner, designer and architect. Bold, daring and occasionally over the top, Marazzi provides captivating designs that integrate Italian style into exciting and imaginative environments. For more information, visit www.marazzitile.com and follow Marazzi on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.
About American Olean
Since 1923, American Olean has been offering an extensive array of quality tile products. Through an appealing selection and a trusted network of industry professionals, American Olean empowers the creative visions of residential and commercial design and construction. For more information, visit www.americanolean.com and follow American Olean on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Houzz and Pinterest.