The Florentine mosaic technique, which was flourishing in the age of Renaissance, consists in filigree fitting of the stone elements to each other and thus creating a single picture. At first sight it seems to be a painting, and it takes some time to realize that this picture is made of stone.
First of all it is necessary to choose a drawing, then to cut out stone elements and to assort them carefully by colour. Each component, even very small one, must be numbered and pasted into it's proper place.
When creating a mosaic pattern we use a full-range palette of stones, including semi-precious ones, such as lazurite, malachite, onyx, jasper. Even a small fragment of decor made in the Florentine mosaic technique, is able to transform the interior. It can be a floor in the hall or a panel in the bathroom, fireplace decoration, coffee table or grand dinner table, table top for the antique cupboard, windowsills in a country house or stair risers. The presence of Florentine mosaic in our showroom adds some more elegance and originality to our office interior.
The Cathedral of Siena is a world-famous illustration of Florentine mosaic technique application in the golden age of Renaissance.