SASSUOLO, ITALY -- Quilt is the porcelain stoneware mosaic project designed by Marialaura Rossiello of Studio Irvine for Mosaico + that stands out for its multiple application possibilities. Quilt increases the size of a classic mosaic tile in order to create contemporary visual effects that can be customized from time to time as if it was a handcrafted product. The different color and texture proposals expand these possibilities.
“Patchwork belongs to an age-old, hand-crafted tradition, in which the combined pieces always create a unique geometrical pattern,” said the designer, Marialaura Rossiello of Studio Irvine. “Looking through an old English book on patchwork, I discovered the art of quilting, in which patchwork pieces are combined by stitching which is decorative in its own right. I applied this concept for Mosaico+.”
Quilt is available in three base shades and each color is available in smooth and structured (raw) variants. The range includes variants in which the detachable segment is in different colors. Quilt’s main feature is the engraved segment, scored as if it could be broken off from the rest of the porcelain stoneware tile. The section can remain tone on tone or can be colored in contrast. After grouting, the result is two aesthetically separated parts.
Quilt is the eclectic project that allows the highest customization through a skillful use of design. Stoneware mosaic in which the modules can be installed uniformly, for a geometrical effect, or at random, in an uneven layout that recalls antique Venetian Seminato pavings. As for the stitching, the grout creates the pattern. With Quilt, the traditional mosaic chip is expanded in size to create contemporary visual effects, which can be personalized every time just like a hand-stitched piece. The grout is 3-mm-thick. The images show some of the multiple intended uses of Quilt: a kitchen, a studio and a partial view of a bedroom with bathroom. Porcelain stoneware mosaic project with multiple application possibilities.