Douglas Jones was established in 2000 with a clear mission to service the apparent need in the ceramic tile industry for more mosaic, décor and tile accent pieces. Starting in humble beginnings of just 5 staff members, the company has grown to over 50 and the products are sourced from top suppliers around the world.
Douglas Jones’ mission statement is clear in what they offer to the interior design studios and architectural firms, as well as to the discerning shopper looking for products not easily available elsewhere in the market.
The management team travels extensively throughout Europe, Asia and Australia sourcing new and unique mosaics and tile décor, providing the Southern African market with current products trending across the globe.
What sets Douglas Jones apart from other mosaic suppliers is an in-house “Uniquely South African” Creative Assembly department. This wing of the company produces bespoke patterns and unique fades, as well as beautiful mixes of different products and colours. Here they listen to their client’s needs and vision for their space, and then they bring the client’s creativity to life. Company logos and school emblems are a very popular choice among many of their clients too.
As mosaics are more prone to movement than tiles, Douglas Jones has developed the Douglas Jones Mosaic Fix in conjunction with an international manufacturer and supplier of quality adhesives.
Designed with anti-slip properties to absorb the additional movement of the sheets, this high-strength mosaic fix keeps installations perfectly in place. It is easy to mix, easy to apply and sets in just six hours. In addition, it boasts a low-dust formulation and can be used on a wide range of surfaces, both interior and exterior. The Douglas Jones Mosaic-fix is available in white, light grey and dark grey cement.
They also have a non-profit part of the business called Proud and Precious Pieces where underprivileged people are taught the art of mosaicking, and a platform to sell their wares for income.
A recent development is a brand new website which incorporates all of Douglas Jones’ lines, namely Douglas Jones, Market Mosaics DJ Direct and Creative Assembly.
Douglas Jones will always strive to be the leaders of the mosaic industry and to continually import products that will inspire the industry to incorporate mosaics and decorative tiles into each and every new build or renovation.
All images courtesy of Douglas Jones
Interested in a unique Douglas Jones mosaic?
You will find all product offerings of the Douglas Jones ranges at your premium tile, kitchen and bathroom retailers across the country.
Dial 021 706 7251 for further details.
Visit their website at douglasjones.co.za.
Want more from Douglas Jones?
Learn more about the production of their classy tiles and mosaics by reading Top Tiles from Douglas Jones.
Zeenat, a digital intern at ELLE Decoration, is a creative at heart with a passion for weddings, fashion and makeup. She adores blissful moments of solitude spent indulging in a warm cup of Rooibos tea, and red velvet cupcakes.
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