The Inspiration for Piazza

One of our new Venetian Collection tiles, Piazza, creates a pattern of linked barbed quatrefoils.  The quatrefoil, from the Latin  quattuor and  folium, “four leaves” became a common theme in Christian art, and reached it’s height in Gothic and Renaissance architecture.

A 6x5 layout of
“Piazza”, from the Venetian Collection, In Oxford Gray and White.

This pattern can be found throughout European architecture, including Notre-Dame de Paris, and the great abundance of of this pattern in Venice inspired Lundy to create this Villa Lagoon Tile exclusive cement tile.

Katie, author of the blog Live Originally, found a stunning example on her honeymoon trip through Europe, in one of the courtyards of the Doge’s Palace in Venice.

A stone courtyard at the Doge's Palace in Venice, featuring a barbed quatrefoil pattern.
A stonework quatrefoil in Venice.

You can see Katie’s full post here: “I’m baaaaack!


You can see our in-stock “Piazza” tile here:

“Piazza” Cement Tile

Or see our entire Venetian Collection here:

A stylized image of a Venetian canal scene.
The Floors of Venice