July 9, 2012
Add a textured accent to the kitchen or bath with Ann Sacks’s new Shagreen collection of tiles crafted from stingray skin. The shagreen, known for its tactile quality and characteristic pointillist pattern, has been slightly sanded to create a smoother surface that emphasizes the hide’s granular quality. Each tile is composed of the spine and skin of a stingray bordered in bone and features a spine marking called a “star” centering on the top. Available in black, Shagreen comes in 8-in. x 10-in., 5-in. x 8-in. and 4-in. x 5-in. tiles that can be used individually or together to form a modular pattern.