ANN ARBOR, Mich. — May 3, 2022 — Ceramic tilemaker Motawi Tileworks has introduced a new design, 6″x8″ Panda Panda, as part of its long-running collaboration with the Charley Harper Art Studio. Panda Panda captures panda parenthood in Charley Harper’s characteristic Mid-century style. Based on a T-shirt design and print by Harper (1922–2007), Motawi’s 6″x8″ Panda Panda is available in Green and Red.
Tiles can be purchased online at motawi.com and in the Motawi gallery (170 Enterprise Drive in Ann Arbor). Motawi art tiles are also sold in more than 300 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Tiles are suitable for installation or display in frames or easels and have notches for hanging.
“It has been a pleasure working with the Charley Harper Art Studio for 10 years and interpreting these joyful, vibrant images,” said Nawal Motawi, owner and artistic director of The Tileworks. “Panda Panda joins a beloved collection of more than 30 Charley Harper art tiles.”
Founded in 1992, Motawi Tileworks makes handcrafted tile as art pieces and for residential and commercial installations. Now celebrating its 30th year, the company releases new art tiles regularly, including original designs and those based on the work of celebrated artists such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Charley Harper.
About Motawi Tileworks
Located in Ann Arbor, Mich., Motawi Tileworks (The Tileworks) makes handcrafted tile as art pieces and for residential and commercial installations. Owner and Artistic Director Nawal Motawi began creating historically inspired tile in her garage and selling it at the local farmers market. Demand for her work grew, and in 1992 Motawi formed The Tileworks, which came to specialize in Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts and Midcentury Modern aesthetics. In addition to its own unique designs, The Tileworks is also licensed to produce art tile based on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and Charley Harper. Motawi art tiles are now sold in more than 300 locations in the U.S. and Canada, and Motawi tile installations grace homes and public spaces worldwide. For more information, visit motawi.com.