Unequalled Luxury From Bisazza

For more than half a century, a passion for creating beautiful mosaic has resulted in Bisazza's involvement with some of the most prestigious and luxurious swimming pools in the world. Famous actors, musicians and corporate magnates have all been customers of the famous Italian brand, as have premier resorts and hotels.

Conceived by the design team in Alte Vicenza, Italy, and manufactured with fastidious attention to detail, each individual Bisazza mosaic piece has mesmerising depth and detail. Multiply that experience by the thousands of tesserae required for an entire swimming pool and you begin to understand why every Bisazza installation is an absolute feast for the eyes

Unique to Australia and New Zealand, the Australian Pools Collection presents 35 specially selected designs, with mosaic in a range of colours and textures perfectly suited to our extraordinary southern hemisphere sunlight.

A Passion for Perfection

It's no secret that the Australian climate can present challenges for pool builders. For the first time, Bisazza has developed an innovative hotmelt support system for tile sheets, which ensures that adhesion exceeds the requirements of the latest Australian standards. The new 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.

Alongside this, the company also produces its own superior quality adhesive and a range of beautifully coloured grouts, known as Fillgel. This sets Bisazza apart as the only mosaic company able to offer a complete solution and ensure that customers can enjoy their investment, trouble free, for a long, long time.

It’s this passion, enthusiasm and obsessive attention to detail that has made Bisazza an iconic brand all over the world, and why the famous Italian company genuinely deserves its continued reputation as the unequalled luxury brand in pool mosaics.

See the Australian Pools Collection here.

Bisazza Gladiolo Mosaic

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The NAVONE Collection

An eclectic and highly contemporary vision defines the collections designed by Paola Navone for the BISAZZA CONTEMPORARY CEMENT TILES line.

For the first time, decorative cement tiles take on a completely modern look, thanks to the unique pairing of hexagonal and square geometric shapes. The imperfect and stylized result, imbues each and every tile with bold personality.

These playfully decorative motifs are available in a wide range of colors; "meeting" freely, they create unique patterns, similar to rugs, bringing a novel look to almost any surface. The graceful irregularity of the designs lends an element of surprise to the collection, marking a significant turning point in interior decor.

The NAVONE collection is the product of a convergence between the creative minds at Bisazza and Paola's colourful, eclectic and spontaneous way of thinking.

Paola describes her collection as:

"Shapes that are vaguely pop. Giant asterisks. Uneven, slanted octagons. Un-square squares. Rectangles that are not quite rectangular. Odd shapes carve whimsical, stylized flowers in hexagons. Because even imperfections have their own special kind of beauty. Decorative motifs to be freely mixed and matched. Forming a free-spirited parquet. A rug inspired by ancient folk traditions. A unique patchwork that could be mistaken for a quirky '50s experimental design. Making each floor uncommonly individual. An invitation that dares you to try different shapes and compositions, mixing patterns and colors from the new Bisazza cement tiles collections."

Bisazza Contemporary Cement Tiles are made entirely by hand using high-strength cement blended with coloured oxides, the range is available in square (20x20 cm) or hexagonal (20x23 cm) configurations.

See the NAVONE Collection here.


The DAL BIANCO Collection

At CERSAIE 2014 in Bologna, Bisazza debuted several innovations, including the BISAZZA CONTEMPORARY CEMENT TILES collection. This brand new line features a contemporary, sophisticated interpretation of traditional cement tiles typically used in the palaces and mansions of nobility and the privileged classes during the second half of the 1800s and early 1900s.

Alongside the Bisazza Design Studio, three world class designers were invited to contribute to this major new collection. One of these is Carlo Dal Bianco, whose creations are defined by a more classic inspiration, with a dash of the contemporary. Dal Bianco has developed twenty six designs in total, each with numerous colour variations, and all incredibly beautiful.

Made entirely by hand using high-strength cement blended with coloured oxides, the range is available in square (20x20 cm) or hexagonal (20x23 cm) configurations.

See the DAL BIANCO Collection here.


Semillas Girasol D

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