I make no secret of the fact that I love fine-art mosiacs. Even though they're a different category all together, I have a great fondness for mosaics produced in a more production-oriented environment too. A longtime favorite among these mosaic factories is Ravenna-based Sicis.
Sicis' work provocative and it's wonderful to see an Italian company doing business all over the world with a consistent, in-your-face marketing message and the goods to back it up. Nobody does production mosaics in glass anywhere near what Sicis does and it was a great thrill to see them at Coverings this week in Las Vegas.
Sicis rolled out six new color stories at the show this week and were kind enough to provide me with clear photographs of each. Sicis works in very large formats. Here's one of my photos of their booth in Las Vegas. It's Easier to appreciate the work in isolation though.
There were six new color stories as I mentioned earlier and the vignette above is showing how they presented Tango. Here are a couple of their official shots that show off the thinking behind Tango.
Next up was Gypsy.
Followed closely by neutral but still interesting Mink.
Here's one of my close ups from the Mink display.
The chiaroscuro in the Skyline color story lends itself to the old world as well as it does the new.
Savile has me rethinking everything I think I think about grey.
And if Sicis can't poke you in the eye with an image, they're do it with a name. This is Nude.
Great job Sicis. What do you guys think? Could you imagine using some of the room-sized installations these patterns and color stories are intended for?