18 August 2016

THE TILE FILES: Gold Mosaic

The method of union of gold and glass for decorative purposes is believed to be discovered in Roman times. In the fourth century AD the use of gold and silver leaf infused glass mosaic tesserae was quite popular, mostly as fancy backgrounds of mosaic designs or to depict actual metallic & gold objects. Here are some of the best examples of incorporation of gold mosaic tiles in Christian and Byzantine art pieces and murals:
'Empress Zoe Mosaic' at Hagia Sophia, Turkey

20 July 2016

07 July 2016

ISLAMIC ART: Modern Maths in Medieval Times


Are you a fan of the geometrical element in contemporary style of décor and architecture? If yes, this piece is sure to excite you. Ion the other hand, you’re indifferent to geometrical marvels in design, you might not be after reading this. Either way it is a surprising find to many that Muslim artists have discovered and been using advanced geometrical concepts in their work long before modern mathematics explained them, according to a study.

25 June 2016

INSPIRATION BOARD: Greek Scroll Citrus & Turquoise


Our mosaicists completed a Greek Mosaic Backsplash. New glass mosaic range “Murano Bloom”, recently acquired from Italy, was used to create this gorgeous project. All the mmosaic pieces have been cut and place by hand, contributing to the intricacy and the handmade look of the masterpiece.

The designer, Beatriz Elizando's inspiration behind this was the eloquent architecture and art style of the ancient Romans and the refreshing color combination of citrus fruits (shades of orange and yellows) with a serene turquoise as the base color. Her idea board at the time of developing this project feature many photos and sketches, a few of which are shown in the collage above. Isn't it just fantastic!






02 June 2016

THE TILE FILES | Bargello Cocktail


Marble or glass? Mosaic or water-jet cut marble tiles? You don't have to choose anymore with is splendid pattern featuring the best of both worlds. Sarah Ryan, along with her team, recently engineered this mashup of water-jet machine marble tiles and Murano series glass mosaic.

16 May 2016

ISLAMIC ART: Morrocan Zillij Tiles & Mosaic



Adorning your interior or exterior spaces with Moroccan designs can be exciting in a number of ways. Moroccan theme is very versatile in terms of colors, textures and several other design elements. This level of flexibility & customizability lets you add an exclusive style persona to any area you like according to your personal taste. This flamboyant reflection of Moroccan heritage echoes in various mediums and artistic expressions including textiles and interior décor. Moroccan themed Tile Mosaic is unarguably the best example that truly and most authentically reveals the beauty of the remarkable antique Moroccan patterns.

17 April 2016

THE TILE FILES | Moroccan Mystique



From tilework to décor & accessories (such as cushions, ottomans and lantern style lights) Moroccan style is all about the fascinating geometric patterns, dynamic rich contrasts and intricate details. The distinctive Mediterranean-slash-North African design genre features bold colors and elements that give a feeling of warm luxury, which makes is perfect for anything from a cozy living room to an elegantly lush villa seen in the photo below. 

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