For its 2014 edition, the international tile and stone exhibition, “Coverings”, will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada from April 29 till May 2. The premier international trade fair and expo dedicated exclusively to ceramic tile and natural stone, Coverings features exhibitors from over 50 countries and is the most popular event in its field, attracting thousands of distributors, retailers, architectural and design professionals, builders and real estate developers from around the world.
The event gathers as well notorious speakers in the industry who come to share their expertise through informative, accredited seminars and live demonstration sessions conducted throughout the four days. The largest show of its kind in the U.S., Coverings is the platform of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world.
As the event’s slogan says: “If tile + stone is your business, Coverings is your show”. And this is exactly where Mosaic Marble will be this spring. In line with our commitment to never stop enhancing our standards and products and exceeding our clients’ expectations, we are proud to be attending this leading event and sharing expertise with top-notch people in the industry.
We can’t wait to share facts and pictures about this event with you this spring!
When the historic Williamsburgh Savings Bank was purchased in 2010 by Brooklyn hostel owner Juan Figueroa who decided to restore it and transform it into an event place, the idea was almost surreal. The bank was in such a desperate state that no one believed it could ever be saved again.
Today, and after two and a half years of restoration work worth $18.5 million, the landmark is almost complete, alongside a 40-story hotel which execution is still looking for funding.
According to the project’s manager, the restoration team faced an almost impossible mission. Some parts of the edifice had been in storage for 75 years, while others were covered with many layers of white paint, and sometimes with black dirt. Not to mention that three quarters of the mosaic marble flooring was missing or in complete disrepair.
Seeing the photographs of the restored place leaves no doubt about the amazing skills of the appointed work team. Resorting to “special” solutions, they managed to save the landmark or exactly replicate what couldn’t be saved and finish with an absolutely stunning masterpiece. The replacement mosaic flooring was quarried in Italy before being sent to Lebanon, where it was safely handed to Marble Mosaic that hand cut every piece of it.
We are proud to have been chosen to represent Lebanon as the only Lebanese mosaic art company contributing in this gigantic project, and to be associated with such international-scale ventures. You could check out photos of our restoration work for the Williamsburgh Savings Bank in our inspiration gallery.
The event space will open late this year or early next year under the name “Weylin B. Seymor”, for those who will be visiting New York soon and feel like seeing the final outcome of this fine project.
Founded in 1882, The Royal Academy of Music is Britain’s oldest degree-granting music school. Training nearly 700 students from over 50 countries in more than 20 musical disciplines, including instrumental performance, conducting, composition, jazz, musical theatre and opera, The Academy is one of the mostly acclaimed conservatoires worldwide.
With a first building located in Tenterden Street, Hanover Square, the institution moved in 1911 to its current premises, a striking Edwardian building joined by the new David Josefowitz Recital Hall built in 2011. Today, The Academy comprises of over 100 teaching studios and lecture rooms, several large concert rooms, the 120-seat David Josefowitz Recital Hall, the recently modernized Sir Jack Lyons Theatre, the 400 seat Duke’s Hall, electronic and recording studios, a new Creative Technology Suite and a well-equipped library.
It is no mystery that an institution of such caliber worked with the best team of designers, architects and engineers from all fields to become for all its visitors such a stunning piece of art. Mosaic Marble is proud to be part of the skilled team assigned to work on this grandiose project.
Selected amongst many to decorate The Academy’s premises with mosaic, Mosaic Marble did not hesitate to put its magic touch on the floorings of the building to transform it into a work of creative perfection. Remodeling all the floors with plain mosaics, fan design mosaics and mosaic borders, Mosaic Marble did what it knows to do best, animating the spaces of the institution with a unique and elegant flair of art.
Monday the 11th of April 2011 witnessed the inauguration of the new specialized clinic and pharmacy in Bembrate Di Sopra. Affiliated to the Hospital of Treviglio, the clinic was originally located in Ponte San Petrio and was moved to its new address, in the piazza Giovanni Paolo II in Brembate.
Extending over 900 sqm, the new building includes a nice mosaic work that adorns its external facades. Amongst the many mosaic companies that pitched to work on this project, Mosaic Marble was the only one chosen to produce the mosaic art. Challenging time and abiding by the client’s conditions, Mosaic Marble neglected any usual restrictions that other competitors could not work without regarding the quantity produced, and succeeded in delivering over 200 customized designs in 6 months, just like the client wanted.
From wall patterns to reproductions of ancient paintings, we did it all. Not only did we produce and install different sizes of mosaic, but we also provided our client with a support team on-site that enabled him to alter the sizes, patterns and colors of the mosaic designs. Once again, Mosaic Marble signed its name on an international project, reaffirming its leader position amongst the biggest names of mosaic producers.
Selected among the 15 Lebanese high-impact entrepreneurs by Endeavor, the leading high-impact entrepreneurship movement around the globe, Taline Assi, co-founder of Mosaic Marble scores a remarkable success in 2013. Despite the harsh economic conditions prevailing in Lebanon, Taline Assi achieved outstanding milestones for her company, moving her offices and factory to bigger premises in Mazraat Yachouh.
This expansion comes in line with the company’s impressive growth in mosaic manufacturing and designing, with plans to enlarge production capacity and strengthen quality and cost control. Leading the market with tailor-made mosaic products, Mosaic Marble is rapidly expanding locally and internationally, creating new job opportunities for Lebanese talent in Lebanon and overseas. Hitting its ambitious growth targets in regional and global markets, the company succeeded in earning the support of Endeavor.
In 2013, Mosaic Marble completed the restoration work of 600sqm of mosaic flooring for the Williamsburgh Saving Bank in Brooklyn, New York, signing its name on a world-scale five-star event space project. The three-year restoration process required a budget of $18.5 million and gathered a team of more than twenty consultants led by the period expert, architect David Scott Parker, while the mosaic marble flooring was shipped to Lebanon where Mosaic Marble hand cut and crafted every piece of it.
The company’s plan to shine and showcase its mosaics in an increasing number of projects does not end here. In 2014, the world will watch the company’s mosaics featured in a Hollywood movie starring Denzel Washington. The name of the movie is to remain a surprise for the curious ones.