Some call Gaudí a great artist and others, a great technician…

Posted onMay 11, 2012

Born in 1852 in Reus (Camp de Tarragona) and son of a copper maker from Riudoms,

from childhood Gaudí was an attentive observer of nature and felt attracted to its forms,

colours and geometry. In 1868, he decided to study architecture in Barcelona,

in a college dominated by neo-classical and romantic trends. Thus,

his first architectural pruduction swung between a reinterpretation

of historical canons with oriental influence and the recovery of medieval events. 1

Despite his youth he received the first assignments from the ecclesiastic world and the bourgeoisie,

who would always be his main clients. Among these,

the Association of Devotees of Saint Joseph stands out as they commissioned him

with the Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Família (the cathedral of the modern Barcelona).

Of equal importance was the industrialist Eusebi Güell, the best client and essential patron,

who entrusted him with the construction of a palace, the curch for an industrial colony,

some pavilions for his summer residence and a city-garden.

After his death in 1926, he and his work entered a period of ostracismm until

the avant-gardist trends and the international movement recuperated

his figure while presenting him as an example of modernisation

and renewal of 20th century architecture.

Mosaic House Moroccan Imports- tile shop – ‎New York, NY, USA.

Posted onOctober 16, 2011

Mosaic House Moroccan Imports- tile shop – New York, NY, USA.

Mosaic ceramic, cement, hand painted and chiseled tile is suitable in all applications including walls, floors, counters, swimming pools and fountains; in both interior and exterior installations depending on climate of location. Traditional moroccan mosaic tiles from Mosaic House are hand made, colors are approximate and sizes are nominal. Due to the nature of the handmade work, expect imperfection in grout spacingand variations in color tones.

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 Please visit our new location at:
32 West 22nd Street
New York, New York 10010
Phone: 1-212-414-2525
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I SASSI – CUZCO-the strength of a natural rustic stone effect-Imola Ceramica.

Posted onJune 19, 2011

I SASSI – CUZCO-the strength of a natural rustic stone effect-Imola Ceramica.

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This collection can boast of an ancestral fascination, thus conferring its own exclusive expressive strength on the tiles. A spontaneous and primitive strength: the strength of a natural rustic stone effect, achieved thanks to the vivid irregularity of its more authentic surface imperfections. Cuts, scratches, wrinkles and furrows all become a magical and casual design composition on Cuzco  that only nature and time are capable of designing. What is more, today only the best ceramic technology like Colour Definition System can replicate this design so clearly and  with such depth as far as detail and colour is concerned. This collection can offer the utmost with one single size and just one essential chromatic choice that has been taken from nature. The perfection of the best material vein effect will provide character to interiors and exteriors of a rustic charm.

Glazed porcelainized 40 x 60 – 60 x 60 cm
Finish: natural and lapped.

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Via Vittorio Veneto, 13
40026 Imola (BO)
Telephone     +39 0542 601601
Fax     +39 0542 31749
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