ANN SACKS COLLECTION Modern Expands its Line with New Ribbed Designs

PORTLAND, Ore.  (July 1, 2015) –Distinct contemporary styling and virtually limitless application are all hallmarks of ANN SACKS Collection Modern stoneware designs, originally introduced in 2012.  ANN SACKS now brings a complementing alternative, ANN SACKS Collection Modern Ribbed.  The inspired crisp geometry and simple, fluid details continue in this new collection, yet take it up a notch with the embellishment of ribbing to sections of the tile face. 

ANN SACKS Collection Modern Ribbed designs are crafted by ANN SACKS in-house artisans in its Portland, Ore. facility.  The tile face features a raised edge detail that is then ribbed in an etched design to add depth and definition with a tactile quality that is visually captivating.  The clay has been specifically formulated to achieve a smooth, flat surface, and is then finished with an interactive glaze that breaks across the raised line and gentle ribbing across its stage to bisect, trace and slant in subtle play of shadow and light. 

The simple, sophisticated designs showcase the tiles’ precise execution and the spare beauty of the material.  Available in all ANN SACKS Stoneware colors, the collection currently hosts five 3x9 field designs: Ribbed Criss Cross, Ribbed Peaked Diamond Curve, Ribbed Rectangle, Ribbed Split Left and Ribbed Split Right; four 8”x 8” field designs:  Moon, Valley, Split and Connected Square; and one Triangle.   


Founded in 1981, ANN SACKS has built its reputation with inspiring designs in tile, stone, plumbing, lighting and accessories. Based in Portland, Ore., the company is a division of the Kohler Co. Interiors Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kohler Co.  Ann Sacks Tile and

Stone, Inc., along with Kallista plumbing and Robern mirrored cabinetry and vanities are part of the Kohler Interiors Decorative Products sector.  Under its Furniture sector resides Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Inc., Baker furniture, Baker Knapp & Tubbs Showrooms and Baker Stores, and McGuire Furniture Company.

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors, and international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.

 For additional information regarding ANN SACKS Modern Ribbed or other ANN SACKS products, consumers can call toll-free 1-800-278-TILE or visit the ANN SACKS website at