Marble Systems Forté Brick
March 7, 2022
Marble Systems, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of architectural tile and stone, has announced their latest line, Forté Brick. This high-endurance, glazed terracotta tile mixes tradition with forward thinking. “We never tire of creating new iterations of this authentic, substantial, original form of baked earth,” says Marble Systems CEO Munir Turunc. “Forté Brick is the result of our design studio’s goal to create a line for residential and commercial use that’s beautiful, durable, value-engineered and ready when you need it.”
Forté Brick is a tile that’s sophisticated yet feels grounded, combining the sleek and the tactile, the cool and the casual, the urban and the agrarian design traditions. Marble Systems’ design and development team set out to create a glazed terracotta with exceptional strength and endurance, unusual traits for this often-fragile medium. This allows Forté Brick to be used not only on walls but also on floors in residential interiors. In a just-right proportion of 2 1/4-in. x 7 7/8-in., the tiles gleam with high-gloss artisanal glazes, perfectly tempered by subtly mottled colorations that keep close to the palette of nature. An almost imperceptibly undulating surface adds intriguing movement and subtle texture.
The entire line is stocked in nine colors for quick delivery. Sage, Seaweed and Aquamarine bring all of the currency of the varied green tones that are trending for interiors in 2022 and beyond. The pale blue Sky and pastel blue Brooklyn cover the popular blue range. Gun Metal Glossy offers a sleek metallic glimmer, while Hickory has a warm cinnamon glow. And for purists at either end of the color spectrum, there’s a pure Black and a Royal White glaze, which do not exhibit the tonal variation of the other colors.
Designers and homeowners can order Forté Brick samples and stock online at the Marble Systems website or through one of the 11 Marble Systems showrooms or hundreds of luxury tile showrooms nationwide.