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Adorned with an enchanting golden veil now pillar of the Italian Pavilion at the Dubai 2020 Expo, the Theatre of Memories is hosting a special guest: Michelangelo’s David 3D twin brother.

Sicis, an Italian company of excellence and Platinum sponsor of the Italian Pavilion, is the creator of the mosaic veil, a true work within the work. Tesserae in glass and gold, Sicis recreates elements from the original mosaics of Palazzo dei Normanni and the Palatine Chapel in Palermo run along the walls surrounding the theater. The dome of the tower instead redesigns the starry sky of the vault of Galla Placidia in Ravenna.

To elaborate these formidable mosaic tales over 2.5 million mosaic tesserae were used, created according to state-of-the-art processes. Each tesserae worked and laid by hand by mosaic masters at the Ravenna atelier and only later transported and installed in their final destination to give life to each section of the project.

Italian Pavilian at the Dubai 2020 ExpoItalian Pavilian at the Dubai 2020 Expo. Photos Courtesy of Sicis. (Click on image to enlarge.)

For over 30 years, Sicis, synonymous of creative thinking and operating out of the box, produces in its factory mosaic and artistic mosaics using material strictly made in Italy, born from R&D in a perfect combination with ancient techniques. A contemporary adaptation of a noble and formidable past.

Sicis embraces fully the cultural and symbolic value of the Italian Pavilion at the first Universal Exposition hosted by a Middle East country and its theme: Beauty Unites People. And through these works we contribute by making the space itself a place capable of offering an unforgettable experience not only for the events hosted but for the grandeur of the decorative architectural project, a gallery where you can meet Italian style, culture, history, craftsmanship, industry and passion.

For Sicis, this is a very familiar process, one confronted every day. As every day, Sicis creates art and products to stand out, unique mosaics, unparalleled glass slabs but also fabrics, furnishings and objects of pure elegance, jewels and watches that retain a distinctive soul. Incomparable miniatures in micromosaic combined with precious stones, immersive compositions between gemology and decorative science.