In addition to the classic glass mosaic produced industrially in paper-faced tessera format, the name of Bisazza is associated with speciality mosaics featuring 24 carat gold and traditional vitreous glaze finishes (hand-cut), also with avventurina - a synthetic stone developed in venice during the 17th century - which gives a glittering jewel-like effect to the glass mosaic. Bisazza has also developed a collection of slab products, utilising glass agglomerates in its own wide colour palette, to produce a variety of terrazzo-style tiles.
Bisazza products are used in public sector contracting, for construction and refurbishment generally, in residential buildings for interior and exterior walls and floors, swimming pools, fitness and wellness centres and, increasingly nowadays, in hotels and on cruise-ships. The craft tradition continues to characterise mosaics for mosques, friezes and similar ornamentation, and decorative artistic compositions.
Bisazza is headquartered at Alte, in the northern Italian province of Vicenza, the company has three other production facilities and eight branches in Australia, France, Hong Kong, India, the Philippines, Spain, the UK and the USA.
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