WHO WE ARE.

Our tiles are designed and handcrafted in Portugal by craftsmen using a long lasting, natural material: clay. The tile arrived in Portugal in the year of 1498 and became one of the strongest unfluence in our culture.Combining craft and knowledge with contemporary designs based on geometric shapes, 3 dimensional illusions and a vibrant color palette, Barro’s tiles are infused with humanity from the very begining till the end of the entire production. Our tiles are meant to resist trends, be loved and functional over a lifetime, even passes onto another generation.

We take pride in the longevity of our pieces. Our process is infused with the collaboration of many people that got all together to help us create a product that would embody our inspirations and our desire to help build a more sustainable and slow-paced world.

WE CREATE PERFECTLY IMPERFECT TILES.

Our textured tiles have a sculpted surface, clean lines and distinct modern-era feel, which creates a stunningly unique installation every time.

Offered in different glazes each tile begins with one of Barro’s clay bodies. Next a small team of craftsmen press hand-glaze finish and fire each tile to create a versatile, beautiful and durable product that reflects the care that went into its making. Barro tile as not a common tile, and we fully embrace and even celebrate the qualities that make it so unique. It’s handled, cared for and finished by real people, and we think that’s beautiful. No two tiles are alike. Not surprisingly this individual character can make our tile a labor of love to install. But trust us, the end in result is well worth the effort.

OUR CREATION PROCESS

Starting with the idea from imagination, inspiration or necessity

The craftmen create the shape by hand in our oficinas

The stoneware piece is glazed

The tiles are fired in the kiln at more than 1140ºC

Your BARRO tile is finished

We send you the masterpiece with care so you can make the best use of it

WE BELIEVE IN TAKING TIME.

We believe in rituals and slowing down. We believe in making things with our hands and designing meaningful and beautiful products that last a lifetime and have a purpose. We believe in the strength of natural and recicled materials for a better, more sustainable future for our kids. We embrace mistakes and imperfections: they remember us that we are human.

WE WANT TO HELP YOU.

We want to be part of your life and help you design and build the where you will share experiences and create memories.

MADE TO ORDER.

Our tiles are made to be loved. Choose a design and a color and we’ll do our very best to meet your expectations. Please remember that each tile is unique, and therefore, has its own imperfections. And that is what we love about them. Hope you’ll love it too.

WE ARE THE FOUNDERS OF BARRO.

Our tiles represent an effort to contribute with a consistent, simple and balanced product that would perfectly embody our believes and help us move towards a more poetic – less machine – world. This is our manifesto. This is Barro.

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