How would you use this material?

My latest class assignment involves designing a hip, modern hotel lobby for a small downtown San Francisco boutique hotel. We were each assigned a different "inspiration" material around which we are to base our concept, and really showcase that material.
I am totally stumped by mine, a triangular mosaic ceramic tile in beige with medium tone raised striations of browns running horizontally and vertically.

Any ideas? What does this material say to you? If you were to build a hotel lobby concept around this finish, what would you do?