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Ann Sacks Context Collection Unveils New Large Penny Mosaic

Ann Sacks presents the Context Large Penny mosaic, the latest addition to this signature ceramic collection.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (March 21, 2024) – Ann Sacks has introduced a Large Penny mosaic to its longstanding Context Collection. The collection is one of the cornerstones of Ann Sacks ceramics category and has brought a coveted art form of Japanese ceramics to Ann Sacks trade and consumer audiences, which has steadily increased the Context product portfolio to meet ever-growing interest since its introduction in 2009.

Context’s Large Penny remains true to the popular ‘penny’ style but is updated in a larger format to provide a decidedly contemporary edge to the familiar form, which can be heightened by the shade of grout selected. The dry pressed porcelain base also incorporates 58.6 percent recyclable content also makes the designs it an ecologically thoughtful choice.

Ann Sacks Context is handcrafted by the artisans of Tajimi, Japan, a city that resides on the Toki River in the Gifu Prefecture, and renowned for its expertise in the art of ceramics. From extraordinary tabletop designs to the primary material used for cladding its building exteriors, Tajimi has held true to the fine ceramic techniques that date back over 400 years. The legendary abilities of the Tajimi artisans have made the city a destination for students and aficionados alike, and home to the Japan’s famed Museum of Ceramic Arts, and the biannual pottery fair and the Mino International Ceramics Festival, multi-day events that takes place every three years, drawing thousands from the world over.

Context is offered in a range of designs and employs a series of glazes rich in intrinsic beauty and dimensional colorations. There is a translucent quality to the shifting colors, with a slight surface gloss and gentle mottling and pooling adding to its layered depths. The palette is comprised of an expressive mix of Emerald, Frost, Jasper, Metallic Black, Mink, Spa, White Gloss, and White Matte. The Large Penny is a 12” x 12” netted mosaic and joins the collection’s 1” x 1” mosaic, 2” Hexagon mosaic, and 2” Pillowed mosaic, 2” x 11” field tile, 4” x 4” field tile, 2” x 5” Bullnose trim, and 1” x 5” Quarter Round trim.

Competitively priced with strength and durability, Context is an outstanding choice for many interior and exterior applications. Due to its composition, there will be slight variations within the glazes adding to its visual presentation. Suitable for all wall applications and dry, light traffic floors, it also can be used for showers and other wet areas that do not submerge the tiles. Context can also stand up to high temperatures making it perfect for fireplaces and behind ranges as well as the outdoors subject to climate and method of installation.

About Ann Sacks Tile & Stone, Inc.
As a proud member of the KOHLER® family of brands, Ann Sacks® offers a curated compilation of exceptional quality hard surfaces for commercial and residential installations. Since Ann Sacks’ inception in 1981, product experts have traveled the world, developing a tile and stone portfolio of remarkable depth to appeal to myriad lifestyles. With its network of 21 Ann Sacks showrooms across North America supported by an experienced team of dedicated sales associates, Ann Sacks offers an acquired body of collective works. From the MADE by ANN SACKS in-house bespoke designs to its global representation of exquisite and unique collections, many exclusive to the brand, Ann Sacks brings whole home solutions to create livable spaces of elegance and sophistication.

About Kohler Co.
For 150 years, Kohler Co. has been a global leader in design and innovation, dedicated to providing gracious living through kitchen and bath products; luxury cabinetry, tile and lighting; distributed energy solutions – home energy, industrial power systems, and powertrain technologies – and luxury hospitality experiences and major championship golf. Privately held Kohler Co. was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin. The company also develops solutions to address pressing issues, such as clean water and sanitation, for underserved communities around the world to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations.

For additional information regarding the Context Collection other Ann Sacks products, consumers can call toll-free 1-800-278-TILE or visit the Ann Sacks website at www.annsacks.com.