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Moderne Tile glaze series

The Atomic SubwayTile collection extends our timeline to the mid-century period in American architectural design. The collection pays homage to the exuberance of notable American designers with a color palette inspired by the bright hues of 1950’s Fiestaware and the softer shades of Formica Boomerang countertops. A low-luster satin finish delivers a surface with character and energy into your space.

The glaze colors

Moderne Tile glaze series red, black, blue, green for backsplash, shower, kitchen

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Composing a mid-century modern tile design

Spanning approximately 1940 to 1970, the mid-century modern movement was a forward-looking style advocating simple patterns, clean lines and the usage of readily available materials. Interior design elements were often simple in form with bold colors and patterns inspired by the space age era. In the same manner that subway tile has endured the test of time in NYC’s subway stations, the Hex Flat and Hex Dome tiles found in San Francisco’s BART stations continue to prevail.

Moderne Diagram


Moderne Pattern

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Base moulding pieces

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Atomic tile in historic American architecture

The Mid-century Modern movement advocated for simplicity in the form of clean lines and a open floor plan. Interiors were often bold, with use of colors and patterns inspired by the space age era.