ANN SACKS® introduces Ogassian, a modern tile with a tactile appeal
PORTLAND, Ore. (April 24, 2012) – ANN SACKS, a premier manufacturer and distributor of tile, is pleased to partner with celebrated Los Angeles artist and ceramicist Daniel Ogassian to introduce his own eponymous tile line. Presented at the 2012 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Chicago, these tiles feature bold, geometric forms displayed in deep relief, rendered in ceramic and finished in rich, artisanal glazes.
Ogassian combines patterns of sharp contrast that are tactile and dramatic, presenting a sculptural artistry rendered with laser-like precision. Many of the Ogassian designs act almost like optical illusions; when looked at from the side or while in motion, the interplay of light and shadows creates a three-dimensional effect that is both beautiful and captivating. With its vivid shapes and grand scale, these tiles are ideal for large, inspired installations.
The new Ogassian tiles are created through a unique marriage of Old World hand-craftsmanship and modern technology. Daniel Ogassian himself is an artist and designer who uses a “subtractive sculptural process” to fashion and refine the master models and then oversees the creation of the finished tiles by expert craftsmen in the United States. He is highly experienced in glaze technology and the tiles’ finish complements and enhances the dramatic contrasts and physicality of the patterns. Ogassian tiles are made on two clay bodies: buff and red terracotta, with glazes to match each type of clay.
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., which also includes Kallista plumbing, Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Inc., Baker furniture, Baker Knapp & Tubbs Showrooms and Baker Stores, McGuire Furniture Company, and Mark David hospitality furniture.
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 Ogassian or other ANN SACKS products, consumers can call toll-free 1-800-278-TILE or visit the ANN SACKS website at www.annsacks.com.