The Commune Collection
Commune Bean Plum
Cement — Vietnam
Developed with design firm Commune, the Bean collection was inspired by the Japanese crests and motifs commonly found on Spanish Colonial tiles. Available in a tonal moody palette that is both contemporary and historic.
A History of Quality
Created in collaboration with LA-based design firm Commune, the decorative cement tiles in the Bean collection are handmade in Vietnam using the same artisanal techniques that have been passed down for centuries. Colors are mixed using cement, stone powder and pigment and then hand-poured into patterned molds affixed to a tile base. The mold is then removed, and a mixture of cement and sand is added to strengthen the bond between layers before the tile is hydraulically pressed. The pressed tiles are then racked and, lastly, cured underwater for 24 hours before finishing. This labor-intensive, multistep process produces unique tiles with unparalleled durability, character and beauty, while honoring a long, rich history of traditional craftsmanship.
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