Marazzi and American Olean Design Doghouse for TCNA Charity Donation
Sarah Morales, product design assistant for Marazzi and American Olean, designed the doghouse, while Albert Pena of Mecca Design installed the tile.
As part of The Tile Council of North America’s (TCNA) doghouse donation to a local charity during the recent Coverings tradeshow, the Marazzi and American Olean brands teamed up to produce a custom-tiled doghouse. Sarah Morales, product design assistant for Marazzi and American Olean, designed the doghouse. The tile installer was Albert Pena of Mecca Design.
“This year, we wanted to create a doghouse design that mixed both our Marazzi and American Olean brands,” said Morales. “The result is a wonderfully eclectic house for Fido that artistically combines the bold Italian styling of Marazzi with the clean lines and soft colors of American Olean. Because Marazzi is the style leader in tile, it was only fitting to choose one of its new encaustic-look tile designs to cover the entire roof, creating a stylish focal point that is both fun and chic.
“We then complemented the bold, over-the-top encaustic design with a soft, weathered white wood visual on the rest of the house. Covering the four walls of the doghouse is American Olean’s Waterwood Collection–White Oak. Inspired by the bricola wood pillars that grace the waterways of Venice, this unique wood-look tile provides the visual softness of authentic water-worn oak wood. Then, to top it all off with a nice trendy touch, we put 1½-in. hexagon mosaics from the Waterwood Collection on the floor of this little pooch palace.”
The Marazzi, American Olean doghouse joined several others donated by fellow TCNA members on display during Coverings in the TCNA Art Tile Courtyard. Following the show, all doghouses were donated to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of Orlando-area pets.