SICIS, a leading tile manufacturer and a pioneer in mosaics, has been recreating elements from the original mosaics of Italian works of art for the country’s pavilion for the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020 event.
SICIS is an Italian company of excellence and Platinum sponsor of the Italian Pavilion.
With tesserae in glass and gold, SICIS is recreating elements from the original mosaics of Palazzo dei Normanni and the Palatine Chapel in Palermo, Italy that run along the walls surrounding the Theatre of Memory. The tower’s dome replicates the starry sky of the vault of Galla Placidia in Ravenna, said the company.
A focal feature of Italian Pavilion at the expo site, the Theatre of Memory hosts Michelangelo’s David 3D twin brother.
To implement this impressive work, over two-and-a-half million mosaic tesserae were utilised and created using state-of-the-art processes. Each tessera was worked and laid by hand by mosaic masters at the the company’s Ravenna atelier and only later transported and installed in their final destination to give life to each section of the project, it added.
For over 30 years, SICIS said it has been synonymous with creative thinking and operating out of the box, producing its factory and artistic mosaics using material strictly made in Italy, and combining research and development (R&D) with ancient techniques.