Using proprietary CAD software, precise interpretations of any painting, photograph, pattern or text can be created.

Custom tessellatum design by Mariel Hautoux

Custom mosaics are now available at Trend USA. Utilizing more than 300 colors of recycled glass mosaic tile, Samara Gould, Trend's Artistic Design Consultant, works with designers and architects to translate any design imaginable into a mosaic tile surface.

Using proprietary CAD software, Gould is able to create “precise interpretations of any painting, photograph, pattern or text,” the company notes.

According to Gould, "My favorite part about working with glass tile is the ability to create anything conceivable for any type of installation, indoors or out. This centuries old art form is still as visually stimulating in modern day, as it was back then."

She uses three techniques to achieve the desired results. CAD software allows full size tiles (3/4", 3/8" or 5/8") to be arranged so that an entire pixelated pattern replicates the original art source. The design is calibrated for the scale and proportion of the installation. A more classical concept istessellatum tesseraewhich is the ancient Italian technique of cutting each tile by hand to achieve a desired shape. The final option is a combination of the two techniques, using different size tiles both whole and hand trimmed.

For more information, visit Trend's websitehere.