New Company To Produce Tile
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.”