INAX

Japanese Tile World

The extensive collection of INAX tiles offers traditional, classic designs that take advantage of authentic Japanese styles, as well as sophisticated, stylish tiles for a more modern look. Each and every one of their tiles is created with care and attention to detail, based on the tile technology INAX has continuously developed and improved since 1924, as well as their rigorous system for quality control. INAX’s uncompromising standards for esthetics and texture are reflected in the details of their finished products. This Japanese tile brand offers refined techniques and unfaltering quality and helps customers create high-quality spaces that resonate in the hearts of those who behold them.

INAX Gallery

INAX Bathroom/Kitchen

INAX

is the Leading Japanese

Ceramic Craftsmanship Experts

INAX tiles were founded after producing the terracotta project for the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, in 1924. Recognized for its innovative range of interior and exterior architectural ceramics, INAX embodies superb manufacturing and leading designs by traditional artisans. All tiles are available in a variety of unique colors. 

INAX Interior/Exterior

INAX Tile Brand Story

The spirit and techniques of manufacturing that measured up to the ideals of the world’s greatest architect became the starting point for INAX

Frank Lloyd Wright and
the Imperial Hotel

In 1916, the Imperial Hotel in Japan commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the greatest American architects of the 20th century, to design its new building.

A dedicated factory was established, Hatsunojo Ina and his son Chozaburo, the founder of Ina Seito (later INAX), were invited to become technical advisors.

making bricks at imperial hotel's factory with inax tile
inax tile toukushime

Unique Yellow
Scratched Tile

Wright used a revolutionary architectural design that signified Japan’s modernity and the cultural interaction between the East and the West. Unlike other typical Western-style red-brick buildings of the time, Wright used yellow scratch face bricks, ornamental terracotta and carved Oya lava stones, resulting in warm earth tones that matched Japanese sensibilities.

The Imperial Hotel became one of the symbolic architectures of modern Japan. Copying the style, scratch face tiles became a popular exterior material, starting the industrial development of exterior building materials suitable for buildings in Japan.

inax tile toukushime

Decorative terracotta and
stone basket of Light

The walls of the Imperial Hotel were adorned with rare yellow scratch face bricks, produced at the Imperial Hotel’s brick manufacturing factory in Tokoname. Hatsunojo Ina and his son Chozaburo were invited as technical advisors and, following trial and error by skilled craftsmen, four million bricks and tens of thousands of intricate terracotta pieces were produced, perfectly shaped to meet Wright’s specific requirements. Following the completion of the hotel, Ina took on the equipment and the workers of this factory, creating the foundation of Ina Seito (INAX).

Wright used a revolutionary architectural design that signified Japan’s modernity and the cultural interaction between the East and the West. Unlike other typical Western-style red-brick buildings of the time, Wright used yellow scratch face bricks, ornamental terracotta and carved Oya lava stones, resulting in warm earth tones that matched Japanese sensibilities.

The Imperial Hotel became one of the symbolic architectures of modern Japan. Copying the style, scratch face tiles became a popular exterior material, starting the industrial development of exterior building materials suitable for buildings in Japan.

inax tile toukushime
inax tile toukushime

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