When one speaks of made in Italy, one cannot fail to include the ancient tradition of glass mosaic. The introduction of glass paste tesserae dates back to the Romans: the glass, obtained by solidifying silicon oxide, is opacified by a compound of lead and tin, and coloured by adding mineral salts. The tesserae can be coloured in a wide range of shades, while gold tesserae are obtained by inserting a gold leaf between two layers of glass: the lower one red or green, and the upper one transparent.
The new Bulgari Hotel
In Paris, on Avenue George V, between the Seine and the Champs-Élysées, the latest Bulgari Hotel has opened, designed by the Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel architectural studio, which, in addition to restyling the interior, also redesigned the building's façade in collaboration with the Valode & Pistre studio. A project with an unmistakable style, recognisable in all Bulgari Hotels & Resorts worldwide.
Elegant mosaic compositions
For the wellness area of the Parisian hotel, decorative Bisazza mosaic compositions were chosen. The 25-metre semi-Olympic swimming pool was decorated with an elegant mosaic mix in shades of emerald green, jade and malachite, embellished with gold mosaic tesserae, which, in contact with the water, generate an astonishing shimmering effect on the liquid surface.
On the wall of the Vitality Pool is a customised pattern in Bisazza gold mosaic, handmade according to the traditional artistic technique and inspired by the fan-shaped decorations of the Roman Baths of Caracalla. Also in the spa area, yellow gold mosaic tiles cover the Ice Fountain, providing a revitalising experience.
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