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The HAYON Collection

Following the announcement of an entire new range of Contemporary Cement Tiles for 2015, Bisazza have now revealed that alongside the Bisazza Design Studio, three major international designers have contributed collections. One of these is Jaime Hayon.

The Spanish designer, with his fun-loving artistic language, has created very striking graphic designs, icons of the modern and slightly “pop” style that has become his signature.

The distinguishing element of the HAYON collection is the countless number of combinations possible that, depending on how the tiles are aligned, gives rise to a vast range of textures. Innovative material surfaces made up of unexpected geometric figures that, repeating to infinity, convey a sense of movement and create continuity between spaces.

The HAYON collection consists of five key designs: COMPAS, LUNAS, PLISADOS, SEMILLAS, AND PERLAS, each with numerous colour and configuration possibilities.

The tiles are made entirely by hand using high-strength cement blended with coloured oxides. Square (20x20 cm) or hexagonal in shape (20x23 cm).

See the HAYON Collection here.


The Bisazza App

Get Creative With The Bisazza App

An amazing visualisation tool, the Bisazza App for tablets can help you bring your ideas to life with vivid renderings in any Bisazza collection.

It's often hard to envision exactly what a design will look like in-situ. Looking at images in a catalogue or viewing mosaic samples can help, but sometimes the imagination needs a little help.

The Bisazza App enables you to select any mosaic or ceramic collection from the current range, choose the specific colour and format, and then apply your choices to a wide variety of application environments such as bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms and pools. If you're a designer, you can share the rendered image with your client, showing them precisely what they can expect from a beautiful Bisazza scheme.

In addition, the App will help you to plan your project so you will be able to produce accurate specifications and costings.

The newest version includes the Trame Ceramic Flooring collection by Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel, as well as the 10mm x 10mm mosaic. It also includes the ability to create your own blends and mixes from any Bisazza mosaic collection.

Decorate and personalize any living environment in perfect Bisazza style and download the free App:

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Superflowers

An Amazing 5-Minute Video Tour of the Bisazza Stand at CERSAIE 2014

Thank you to Carlo Dal Bianco, who shot this fantastic video of the Bisazza stand at CERSAIE, now available at our Facebook page. Enjoy...

See it at Bisazza Australia's Facebook Page


Bisazza Contemporary Cement Tiles

Bisazza Contemporary Cement Tiles at CERSAIE 2014

In true Bisazza style, the famous brand has put a contemporary and sophisticated spin on traditional cement tiles.

Previewing at CERSAIE 2014 in Bologna, Bisazza are launching Contemporary Cement Tiles, a technically innovative, decorative collection meant for the trendiest living spaces. The all new collection has been designed by Paola Navone, Jaime Hayon, Carlo Dal Bianco and the Bisazza Design Studio.

Also coming up at CERSAIE, Bisazza will preview a selection of unreleased mosaic patterns and furnishings to complete and enrich Bisazza’s decorative designs for bathrooms and living spaces.

Watch this space for previews of the 2015 Collezione…

Bisazza Contemporary Cement Tiles Launching at Cersaie 2014


Marcel Wanders

MARCEL WANDERS - Love and Energy

The New York Times dubbed Marcel Wanders the ‘Lady Gaga of Design’ because he is ‘a constant font of ideas and energy who is nearly impossible to ignore.’ When you look at Marcel’s resumé, it’s easy to see how true that is.

Marcel says he is 100 percent sure that the love and energy given to a project will end up inside it - that the positive intentions can be somehow sensed in the design.

This philosophy must have been with Marcel since the early days when, a few years after graduating cum laude from the Institute of the Arts, Arnhem in 1988, he became an early member of Droog Design. It was here, in Droog’s Amsterdam studio that Marcel created his first iconic piece: Knotted Chair. Combining modern, industrial materials and traditional techniques, a thread constructed of aramid and carbon fibres is knotted into the shape of a chair and then impregnated with epoxy resin and hung in a frame to dry. In recognition of this 90s design milestone, the chair is currently exhibited within the National Art Library at London’s V&A Museum.

A few years later in 2001, Marcel became a co-founder of the successful and sought after furnishings design label Moooi, producing “timeless objects of beauty which posses the uniqueness and character of antiques, combined with the freshness of modern times.” Marcel remains with the brand as art director and an integral part of the design team.

Today, Marcel works as product and interior designer and art director from his Powerhouse studio, with around 50 international design specialists. Together, they have realised more than 1,700 projects for the world’s premium brands including Bisazza, Alessi, Swarovski and many, many more, as well as a number of exclusive commissions by private clients.

The multilayered, sensory experience of interior design has become increasingly important in Marcel’s work, where he has become renowned for projects such as the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht Hotel, Mondrian South Beach hotel in Miami, Quasar Istanbul Residences - to name but a few - as well as private residences in Amsterdam, Mallorca and Jakarta.

Bisazza Bathroom Mosaic
Marcel Wanders Interior Design for a Private Residence in Amsterdam

It is this passion for expressing his energy in the field of interior design that has led Marcel into so many successful collaborations with Bisazza, the premium Italian mosaic brand. Together, they have created a considerable portfolio of beautiful mosaic designs.

Regarded by many as an anomaly in the design world, Marcel has made it his mission to “create an environment of love, live with passion and make our most exciting dreams come true.” In his designs Marcel often mixes innovative materials and techniques with references to well known historical styles and archetypes, so users can easily connect to the pieces, enjoying them for a long time and in doing so, create sustainable surroundings.

This approach is very apparent in his Bisazza mosaic designs, especially ‘Tree’ which is a bold and contemporary collection, with just a hint of the later work of Henri Matisse. The ‘Bloem’ collection is similarly modern and energetic, yet faintly reminiscent of the textile designs of William Morris.

Bisazza Tree Interior Design Mosaic
The Bisazza 'Tree' design by Marcel Wanders

Marcel also enjoys working with Bisazza mosaic as a material which can help his conceptual visions to become beautiful, vibrant reality. This is especially evident in his design of lavish interior features for private clients.

Further cementing their successful creative collaboration, Marcel has also brought his unique, visionary touch to the Wanders collection for Bisazza Bagno, the Italian company’s bathroom furnishings division.

Marcel’s chief concern is bringing the human touch back to design. He defies design dogma, preferring instead to focus on holistic solutions. In Marcel’s universe, the coldness of industrialism is replaced instead by the poetry, fantasy and romance of different ages, vividly brought to life in the contemporary moment.

Wanders’ works have been celebrated by numerous design awards, he has published many books and is extensively profiled in the global media, appearing in such publications as The New York Times, Domus, The Financial Times and Wallpaper magazine.

You can see more of Marcel's Bisazza designs in our Decorations in Artistic Technique portfolio, as well as our Decorations portfolio.

Bisazza Bloem Interior Design Mosaic
Bisazza Bloem Marrone design by Marce Wanders
The Wanders Collection for Bisazza Bagno
The Wanders Collection for Bisazza Bagno

Hayman Island Central Pool Mosaic

Elite Holidaymakers Enjoy a Touch of Bisazza Luxury

One of the world’s most sought-after and exclusive holiday destinations, One&Only Hayman Island, recently re-opened following an extensive refurbishment, costing $80 million.

The Barrier Reef island resort, nestled at the northernmost point of the Whitsunday archipelago, offers stylish elegance and beautifully appointed accommodation to elite guests who are paying from $790 per night for a room, up to $7,950 per night for a three-bedroom penthouse with butler.

In charge of the refurbishment was Gold Coast interior design firm, DBI Design. One of the key challenges for the team at DBI was to come up with some very special materials that would appeal to the resort’s upmarket clients and support the premium reputation of the One&Only brand, which operates numerous exclusive destinations around the globe.

To embellish a number of the project’s key areas, the designers selected Bisazza mosaic, with the creative team choosing from various collections. In fact, Bisazza mosaic plays a large part in the refurbishment, appearing in the resort’s exclusive Italian restaurant, the Oriental restaurant and the Lagoon restaurant, as well as the amenities.

The redeveloped pool wing features ground floor suites, where guests are able to step off their private terrace, straight into the water. Bisazza mosaic also features here, with the large central pool alone requiring 273sqm - a total of 2,730 sheets, which amounts to over half a million tesserae.

“The transformational refurbishment combined with One&Only’s innovation and commitment to delivering an extraordinary level of service will redefine luxury travel in Australia,” said Mr Seng Huang Lee of Mulpha, the Island’s owners.

Whichever way you look at it, this extraordinary project sets a new benchmark for luxury travel and reaffirms Bisazza mosaic as the ultimate choice of the world’s discerning and design conscious.

Hayman Island Accommodation Pool Mosaic

Hayman Island Accommodation Pool Mosaic

Hayman Island Central Pool Mosaic


Mosaic design at the Andaz Prinsengracht hotel

Andaz Amsterdam is 'Best Design' Hotel 2014

Jetsetter.com, the world’s leading luxury travel site, has announced the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht the winner in the category 'Best Design Hotel'. The awards are issued to hotels that according to Managing Editor Leigh Crandall, "capture the style, sense of place and outstanding experience that makes a Jetsetter hotel the best in a given destination."

The hotel’s interior is a Marcel Wanders concept. The building, which used to be the public library of Amsterdam, cherishes Dutch heritage in a multitude of ways. Sensibilities from the Golden Age and the Discovery Age, as well as Delftware, historical maps, navigation instruments and Amsterdam's creative and knowledge economy, all inform its design.

Mosaic Interior Design at the Andaz Hotel Amsterdam

In the atrium, the carpeted floor represents a map of the world and the lighting installation an ancient navigation system for travellers, with its constellation of shimmering stars. The wallpaper depicts Amsterdam’s architectonic heritage and an array of symbols are organised to illustrate the ascending from hell to heaven. The lavishly proportioned signature Bell Lamps, with their internal royal chandeliers, welcome international guests to this smart yet relaxed hotel.

The wall and floor coverings make extensive use of Bisazza mosaic as an integral part of Marcel’s design concept. One especially impressive work can be found in the hotel’s Bluespoon restaurant where one entire wall is clad in a hand made abstract mosaic visual which brings the entire space to life.

In Marcel's own words, "As a designer, I always try to design things with personality and character. I even hand painted each wash basin in my one minute style myself! They are all unique. The Andaz is my gift to Amsterdam!"

Mosaic Design at the Bluespoon Restaurant Andaz Hotel Amsterdam


Glass Tea House Mondrian

A Balance Between Art and Nature

As part of the Venice Architecture Bienniale 2014, “Glass Tea House Mondrian” is proving to be a ‘must-see’ attraction for visitors.

The artist, Hiroshi Sugimoto, is known worldwide for his black-and-white photographs and Glass Tea House Mondrian is his first architectural piece which has been made possible thanks to the support of Fondazione Bisazza, amongst others.

Inspired by pre-modern abstraction, the Pavilion consists of two main elements: an open-air landscape and an enclosed glass cube. The landscape (approximately 40 metres long and 12.5 metres wide) follows a path along a reflecting pool, leading the visitor to a glass cube (2.5 x 2.5 metres), inside which the traditional Japanese tea ceremony is performed on a regular basis. The glass cube hosts two visitors at a time together with the tea master, while spectators can watch the ceremony from outside.

The reflecting pool, a key element of the pavilion, is lined entirely with Bisazza Opera 25.02 mosaic. This has been made possible thanks to a collaboration with Fondazione Bisazza. Fondazione Bisazza, is Bisazza’s cultural space which is dedicated to contemporary design and architecture and displays both permanent and temporary exhibitions.

According to Sugimoto: “The Glass Tea House Mondrian creates a bond between interior and exterior, nature and artifice, lightness and heaviness, water and soil, a bond which is presented in the use of wood from Japan for the external fence, the use of Venetian mosaics for the reflecting pool, and glass for the tea house, in which the merge between Japanese tradition and modern technology can be experienced.”

Glass Tea House Mondrian

Short biography – Hiroshi Sugimoto

Born in Tokyo in 1948, Sugimoto has lived in New York since 1974. He has acquired an international reputation as a photographic artist and has exhibited his works in major art museums throughout the world. In recent years he has been expanding his field of activity to literary and architectural work. In 2008, he founded New Material Research Laboratory, an architectural design office which was commissioned to design the Izu Photo Museum in Shizuoka prefecture. His recent written works include “Sense of Space” published by Magazine House, and “Origin of Art” by Shincho-sha. As a connoisseur of traditional arts and theater, Sugimoto has led the direction of Ningyo Joruri Bunraku (Japanese puppet theatre) production of “Sugimoto Bunraku Sonezaki Shinju: The Love Suicides at Sonezaki”, which was performed in Madrid, Rome, and Paris in autumn 2013 and again in Tokyo and Osaka in March 2014. Sugimoto has won many awards, including the 21st Praemium Imperiale in 2009, Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon by Japanese Government in 2010, the Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (The Order of Arts and Letters) by French Government in 2013.


Double Triumph in Melbourne

Frozen Garden once again stopped designers and architects in their tracks at the recent ARC event, held at Zinc, Federation Square, Melbourne.

The beautiful new Ceramic collection by Marcel Wanders, Frozen Garden continues to surprise and delight professionals whenever they see it 'in the flesh.' Representatives from 124 of Melbourne's leading architecture, interior design and landscaping businesses enjoyed getting to grips with this landmark ceramic collection.

But whilst there was plenty of fascination for Frozen Garden, there was at least an equal amount of interest in Bisazza Australia's new Pool Cartella: a selection of 35 stunning mosaics, specially designed to look amazing under our unique, southern hemisphere sunlight.

In particular, the unique new Bisazza hot melt system for the Pools Collection is a watershed for the Australian pools market, and attendees from Landscaping Companies and Pool Builders responded very positively to the new system.

The Bisazza Australia stand at ARC MelbourneOur run of ARC events is now at a close, but if you attended one of these events, we at Bisazza Australia would love to get your opinion of them: did you find them useful, informative, and would you go again? If you have a moment, please let us have your thoughts either by using our contact form, or simply email us.

Thanks to all who attended!


Bisazza Pool Mosaic

Beautifully Strong Mosaic

PVA Hotmelt System

Even stronger mosaic adhesion with the new Bisazza PU Hotmelt system.

In purely pragmatic terms, the temperature range of our Australian climate can present challenges for pool builders and designers. For the first time, Bisazza has developed an innovative support system for tile sheets that ensures tile adhesion exceeds the requirements of the latest Australian standards.

The secret lies in the very small contact point between individual tiles, which leaves much more surface area for adhesion.

Another noticeable benefit of the new system is that the tile alignment is very straight and even, making installation easier and the overall finish much more precise.

Unlike some other tile sheet systems, the hotmelt joint does not protrude between the tiles, which allows for deep and uniform penetration of the grout, and also contributes to a lasting, professional finish.

Bisazza’s technical team has taken some time to develop and perfect the new system, to ensure it performs to the highest possible standards.

The new PU Hotmelt system has been subjected to the most rigorous pull-off test ever conducted by the CSIRO and all Bisazza products have passed with flying colours.

The new system has been certified by CSIRO under the following standards specifications:

AS ISO 13007.2.2013, Tile adhesion strength.
AS 3958.1.2007 PART 1, Tile adhesive coverage.

The new system is now a standard specification on the stunning Australian Pools Collection.

For further technical information about the new hotmelt mounting system, please email Bisazza: [email protected]