"Sunflowers" broken ceramic tile backsplash
72" X 34" D' Angelo residence Chicago, IL
"This client was originally interested in using Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' painting as the basis for this design, but opted instead for us to design our own version of the masterpiece. We thought the vibrant color of ceramic tile would best suit the image and that the broken look could reflect the impressionistic style of Van Gogh. Furthermore, we incorporated subtle swirling lines into the background to enhance this style"
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"The Four Elements" glass mosaic frieze
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Four adjoining panels each "72 X "16 McGarry residence Chicago, IL
"We had alot of creative freedom with this piece, so we handed over the design duty to the latest addition to our team, Ben Seamons. The challenge was to activate the rather small space of this powder room. We agreed with the client that a continuous band following the perimeter of the room just above eye level was a great solution. The designs are loosely based on various mythologies and each figure represents each of the four elements."
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"Persian Carpet" marble mosaic foyer floor
"48 X "42 May residence Grand Beach, MI
"This client's home was decorated with a collection of wonderful Persian rugs, so we thought a similar motif would be an excellent design source for a mosaic. We custom designed the piece to incorporate the rich color pallette of the rugs; the rich earth toned colors of marble were ideal. Also, the intricacy of the rug designs offered a challenge to our medium and we felt that the natural veining and inconsistencies of the stone could represent the details too small to cut in marble."
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"Tile Jazz" tumbled carrera marble backsplash

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various dimensions Federico residence Columbus, OH
"The only criteria for this design was to maintain the austerity of this kitchen and the client wished to maintain a minimal pallette of whites, so we chose a somewhat traditional material in the tumbled carrera. Otherwise, we had complete creative control and our solution was to "jazz up" the rather stark parameters of this kitchen, thus we actually improvised this design as we built the mosaic, not relying on our usual drawn layout. The results, to the clients delight, are rather free forming swirls and slightly anthropomorphic forms, that we have dubbed 'Tile Jazz"."

"Celtic Knot" wall hanging marble mosaic

16" X 16"
"This design is based on ancient Celtic patterns which lend themselves to the medium of mosaic excellently"

 

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"Caffe Baci" glass mosaic counters

dimensions variable Caffe Baci Chicago, IL
"Sometimes the best design solution, especially in cases that present custom- formed architectural elements, is to simply follow a straight grid, with mosaic tile. It has the appearance of an elegent 'skin'."

 

 

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Tables
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"36 diameter Herbert-Hendrickson residence Chicago, IL
"We made this tabletop as a donation to the winter benefit auction held by the Ox-Bow Summer School of Art. The design is based on the map of the campus; the large blue form represents the topography of the lagoon, which is the school's namesake. Also, perhaps invisible in the digital image, the whimsical character of the inn, cabins, and studios were all represented in the truest detail possible. We also hand forged the wrought iron legs of the table with the help of our talented friend, Eric Mirabito. The table now happily lives in the residence of a longtime student of the school's."


"Griffin" Marble Mosaic

20" X 44"
This is the guardian of the studio. The design is taken directly from the Book Of Kells. We were experimenting with mixing different mosaic materials and techniques. The background was laid in a brick pattern in larger tumbled Carrera marble pieces to offset the finer detail of the Griffin form
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"Rosebush" "Kitchen Backsplash "

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