Subway tiling invites itself home

Subway tiling invites itself home

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Origin of metro tiles

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It is to Hector Guimard that we owe this tiling that covers the metro vaults and corridors. This French designer architect became known at the beginning of the 20th century thanks to his metro entrances, some of which still exist today. Clichy, Palais Royal, Place des Ternes and Bagnolet are among the entrances to the metropolitan area, of which you can still admire the candelabra signed Guimard. But Paris also has many buildings that we owe to this creator of Art Nouveau who marked the interior decorations with his personality. He is also at the origin of furniture, glass roofs and other decorative objects. On the occasion of the restoration of Square Victoria, the city of Montreal was offered by the city of Paris an entourage of Metro door created in 1900 by Guimard.

The metro tile in all its splendor

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There is no doubt that the metro tiling brings a touch of refinement to interior decoration. Its bevelled edges make it unique and despite its great age, it is nothing outdated, quite the contrary. It gives the home an original touch with a strong personality. Available in different formats, it is adorned with sumptuous tones in order to integrate into all universes. From retro to urban chic, the tiling of the Paris metro is everywhere.

Metropolitan-style cuisine

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To make the kitchen a station where you like to stop, the metallized ceramic metro tiling is worth its weight in gold. Splendid in a kitchen open to a bright living room or in a loft, it combines as well with steel as with noble wood. To put on the wall, on the credenza, on the worktops, it can also be chosen in more traditional tones, from white to black, from red to midnight blue: everyone's favorite.

A total look bathroom

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Why not opt ​​for an absolutely Parisian atmosphere by covering all the walls of the bathroom with metro tiles? In monochrome, multi-tone or mirror effect, this singular wall covering goes perfectly with a contemporary floor covering. The Italian shower is not exempt from also sporting its RATP tiling. The good idea is to mix small and large tiles to give rhythm to the decor. We draw from trendy collections!

We don't forget the metro frieze

Indispensable, the metro frieze also invites itself into the home, as do the plinths which tirelessly run along the underground corridors of the RATP. Silvery, they boldly enliven the walls, playing with light thanks to their bevelled edges. Chosen in a more sober color, they are nonetheless elegant. The toilets will be visually enlarged thanks to the walls covered with white metro tiles. We add frieze and green plinths to keep the original metro spirit.