The tiles were particularly attractive commercially as they had no purchase tax. Robert and Margaret designed a broad range of tiles, often in coordinating sets, which could be used on walls, fireplaces, or as table ware. The Edinburgh Tapestry Company Archives at Mount Stuart include a brochure of tile designs, showing each pattern in a number of different colourways, from which clients could place orders.
|Tile Designs, Private Collection|
|Blotting Paper Placemats, Private Collection|
Margaret Stewart developed an innovative folding table mat using decorated parquet flooring strips backed with green felt:
|Detail of Folding Placemat, courtesy Sheila Stewart|
|Design for Folding Placemat, Private Collection|