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11th February 2020
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Shine bright with gold mosaics
From Byzantine icons to mystical Buddhist temples, gold mosaics have been chosen for designs over centuries as gold is an incredibly strong, precious metal that is immune to oxidation and so provides both strength and long lasting beauty.
Orsoni, a Trend Group brand, which is a traditional Venetian producer of glass mosaics, gold mosaics and Venetian enamel, is encouraging the use of gold in today's modern world.
The company's beautiful portfolio of gold leaf tesserae is made in the last furnace permitted to operate with fire in Venice.
Orsoni's gold offerings are ideal for luxurious, high end buildings such as hotels, spas, grand residences and world-leading commercial premises.
The stunning tesserae are handmade with each piece reflecting detailed Venetian craftsmanship. Glass is combined with 24 karat gold to create a high-quality unique mosaic. Each gold leaf is placed between a transparent glass base and a fine, neutral or coloured glass top which protects the surface. The beautiful glass then creates a thin bubble, called Sbruffo, and the glass is heated again to fuse the pieces together, resulting in single tessera that is free of cracks and gives a gorgeous finish.
Orsoni still uses the same ancient process of glass making but is able to reflect today's desires for varied colours with the gold leaf tesserae portfolio offering 32 different gold hues.
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