Take Off Your Shoes

Among the many most beautifully designed artifacts to be found in Paris (aside from the signs so seductively assembled in Louise Fili’s Graphique de la Rue) are the array of floor tiles frequently found in Parisian office and apartment buildings. The variety is stunningly revealed in this 1910s catalog “Fabrique de Carrelages Modern Style” for the Charles Reynaud company. Not a lot is known about Reynaud, but the widespread use of tile patterns is apparent to any casual Paris visitor and habitué.

 

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