Versace family’s handcrafted and traditional tiles

Pierre Versace and members of his family have run a handmade tile business in south east France since the 1970s

Craft in focus: Everything is handmade at Pierre Versace’s workshop, where specialist tile-making is a family affair.

Pierre has been in the tile business since his teens. He is now 70 and works with his sons, Roland and William.

William said: “There are seven of us in total – it is a family workshop. There is my uncle, cousin, and brother-in-law working with us.”

Pierre was born in southern Italy, then moved to France. He started working in a handmade tile factory in Antibes before creating his own company in Nice in the 1970s.

In 2008, his workshop was awarded the Living Heritage Company’s label and Pierre received the title of ...

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