It has been said that we get about a bit at Claybrook Studio, in global travel terms, and so here we share some diary entries relating to overseas trips we’ve undertaken; some more glamourous than others but all in the name of finding gorgeous new products.
Next stop on the Claybrook express has been the wonderful city of Scottsdale Arizona. Perhaps not the most obvious place for us to find beautiful tile product but Scottsdale it was. The temperatures regularly hit the 100F mark and so we were a little perturbed to be told ‘that’s nothing, wait till its 120F, you can fry an egg on your car hood and in 2017 the road signs melted’.
Claybrook recently visited the amazing city of Marrakech in the north west of Africa, home to secret gardens, maze-like alleyways and more hustle and bustle than seems credible in one place. Densely packed, the walled medieval city is renown as a meeting place and economic centre like no other with influences that include Arabian, Berber (a key ethnic group indigenous to North Africa) as well as European.
At Claybrook we are on the road quite a bit searching the world for the most beautiful handmade wall tiles and lovely floor tiles, as well as wood flooring.
I thought I would share a few handy tips based on what we have learned along the way in the name of creating stunning interiors.