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Tesselle introduces a cement tile inspired by The Blue Grotto on the Island of Capri

Karin Jeske

Grotta Azzurra Cement Tiles by Tesselle

"I've created hundreds of water-themed tile designs that have never seen the light of day, and finally found the right inspiration in The Blue Grotto, a naturally underlit cave on the Italian island of Capri, where I witnessed the brightest, deepest shades of blue I've ever seen in nature. I'm excited to finally introduce Grotta Azzurra 8" Cement Tiles by Tesselle," says Karin Jeske. Scroll down to see an additional colorway and to learn more about The Blue Grotto (La Grotta Azzurra in Italian).

Grotta Nebbia Cement Tiles in a Random Layout

Above:  Grotta Nebbia Cement Tiles in a random layout.

The Blue Grotto on the Island of Capri in Italy

Above:  photo of The Blue Grotto, taken by Karin Jeske

More about The Blue Grotto (summarized from Wikipedia):  

The Blue Grotto is a sea cave that is flooded with a brilliant blue light. Visitors need to lie flat in a rowboat to enter the shallow opening of the cave.

The light comes from two sources: the narrow arched entranceway, and an aperture approximately ten times as large directly below it, separated by a band of rock between 3 to six feet tall. Because it is farther from the surface much less light passes through the lower opening, but its depth and size allow it to be the grotto water's primary source of illumination.

As light passes through the water into the cave, red reflections are filtered out and only blue light enters the cave. 

Karin and Dan Jeske enter the Blue Grotto

Karin Jeske and her husband Dan lie flat in a rowboat to enter The Blue Grotto.

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