We think this is the same tile Shannon asked about a few months ago here (and here). We never heard back from BART.
Can anyone help?
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Is it just my subconscious or hexagon patterns do have a late 60s-early 70s vibe?
If it's not made anymore, someone certainly should take up making it again. Some tile company (tile companies, are you listening?).People seem to love that tile. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jayfish/129710344/in/set-72157600356591088/http://www.flickr.com/photos/petebeck/12389105/http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbergen/1200303453/in/set-72157601592381820/http://www.flickr.com/photos/elithebearded/1450203895/in/set-72157594574414547/http://www.flickr.com/photos/jef/145597993/You know the design has made it when it becomes a "istockphoto":http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup/transportation/railways_and_locomotives/railway_stations/1774817_wall_tile_pattern_san_francisco.php?id=1774817&refnum=984925If tiles can be "photogenic" then this one certainly is. There is no bad angle when it comes to that tile.I'd like to see it with black grout too.
what's a BART? those are cool tiles, but I'm definitely missing out on the context...
BART is Bay Area Rapid Transit, and the Civic Center station was completed in 1973, I believe. Powell station's tiled corridor had a cameo in the film THX-1138, so you might have seen them before.There have been reproductions of the tiles, but can't recall where I saw them. Must think on it..
they also built a BART station replica for the movie Happyness, didn't they? I absolutely love those tiles!
If you're in the Bay Area, try talking to the good folks at Art Tile in Oakland. They may be able to help you find something similar. The staff there is great.http://www.yelp.com/biz/art-tile-oakland
Ooooh! I've wanted those tiles for years too! Even though I don't actually have a bathroom or kitchen to re-tile yet!
a co-worker of mine just received this email:The original hex-globe tile is no longer made. But we have worked with a company that can duplicate them. You may ask them for a sample to make sure.I hope this helps.http://www.subwaytile.com/Above, is the link to the Subway Ceramics website.The person that I've been working with on the hex tiles is:Keith Bienemankeith@subwayceramics.com(888) 387-3280Subway Ceramics303 Bruce St.Verona, WI 53593
I spoke to someone, perhaps Keith, from Subway Ceramics, at the Traditional Building Show in Chicago in October and the Bart tiles are likely to be coming out soon if not already
Hey, maybe I can help.Before I moved to the bay area, I developed a tile form for my art installation "The Enlightenment Room". After I moved to SF and took BART for the first time, I was pleasantly surprise to found that my tile and the BART station tile are quite similar in esthetics.Check it out:http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150148626294859&set=a.10150148624779859.335542.655424858&theaterThose tiles were all hand made by myself, 20,000 of them... bBut since 2 years ago, I started to have a porcelain manufacture to mass produce them for me.
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