The flowing surfaces of our water features can be made even more precious with hand-made mosaic. Blumohito offers the possibility to have some of the finest workmanship and materials, all exclusively made in Italy.
In fact, our water features can be made unique by having the flowing surface made of mosaic, either ‘Tessellatum’ or Byzantine (opus sectile). TESSELLATUM is an ancient technique that is based on enamel and coloured glass fragments, hand-cut into small pieces only by hand shear, and artistically assembled in Spilimbergo (Udine). This technique is all about depths and volumes: the irregular shapes and thicknesses allow the craftsman to play with fragments and colour depths: in fact, the inner cut surfaces of the slab retain and bring to light the countless variations and nuances of the mixture. Each ‘tessera’ is unique and cannot be replicated.
bviously, the materials used are as important as the colour palette in the hands of a painter: we only use Orsoni enamels, from the Orsoni factory in Venice, the oldest artistic glass and enamels firm still in business; then, at Spilimbergo (Udine) skilled craftsmen assemble the artistic mosaic in the fascinating way that made them famous.
In BYZANTINE mosaic, the tiles are more evenly shaped, their surface is more regular, and the tile joints are left visible. As a consequence, the geometry of the piece is strongly enhanced by the tile joints lines.
The ‘Opus Sectile’ inherits the tradition of artists that made stunning mosaic compostions in Roman Thermae, as well as in our Romanic cathedrals, and still make every Italian proud of what we are able to make: this technique is perfect when the contour of the object is to be enhanced, making it truly unique and timeless.