Catskill, NY A new line of handmade mosaic tiles that "departs dramatically" from existing ceramic, stone and glass mosaics, has been launched by a newly formed division of Functional Sculpture Ltd., a major supplier of handmade tile, the company announced.
The new company, Mosaic Tileworks, located in Catskill, NY, will produce tiles that are specifically designed for the backsplash and bathroom, as well as outdoor applications, according to Art Klein, the company's co-founder and executive v.p.
"There is a void in the mosaic tile market that this new line fills," Klein said. "The new line is very different from current Functional Sculpture offerings," added Mosaic Tileworks' president and designer Patricia Feinman. "Indeed, it is so different, we built a new company around it."
Functional Sculpture Ltd., co-owned by Feinman and Klein, was launched in 1994 with 16 showrooms originally representing the company's product line. Functional Sculpture is currently represented by 146 showrooms nationwide, the company said.
No more than 50 showrooms will be allowed to represent Mosaic
Tileworks in 2002, said Klein, adding that the company is
"determined to control our growth and assure customers of the
highest level of service."