August 28, 2017
Paris Ceramics, in the A&D Building, is a Luxe Resource for Tile, Stone, Mosaics and More
Paris Ceramics is the ultimate resources for luxurious tile, stone, mosaics, and wood flooring, sourcing materials from exotic locales across the globe.
by Kaitlin Clark
SET IN STONE
IT IS NO EASY FEAT to discover a flooring or backsplash pattern that is chic, sturdy, and sure to outlast design fads, but Paris Ceramics has streamlined and simplified the search. With showrooms peppered across the nation's most glamorous and discerning city centers, the stable of high-quality resources, both modern and antique, is as close to endless as you can get.
"We source our products from all over the world," says Richard Abbott, the company's founder. "I have people that I work with in the South of France, who source all of the French antiques to make sure we get the best. I go to Spain to get the antique marble and to Israel to find other incredible material."
With materials, both old and new, the showrooms provide options for every aesthetic, and mixing and matching time periods, Abbott finds, is quite easy.
"A lot of our antique stone is quite at home in a contemporary space," he says. "Limestone in a modern home is very popular; people are looking for something a little less traditional. They want a cleaner line, but they still want something that has character and that they don't tire of."
British-born Abbott began his career restoring historic churches and grand homes across Europe and was shocked to find that many of the rich materials were being discarded. He has been searching the world for extraordinary materials ever since. With Abbott's antique stones, you could literally live like a lord, or at least with a lord's flooring.
Of his design philosophy, Abbott muses, "I only supply materials that are timeless and have soul."
*Interested in more articles like this? Sign up for our Newsletter!