The origins of hand-cut smalti, the dazzling beauty of authentic gold tesserae, the distinctive contribution of glass mosaic to historic buildings and art forms, the variety of tile formats and pre-formatted patterns available to today’s designers, and the innovative modern techniques for speeding up the tile laying process.
These are among the topics covered in the latest CPD (continuing professional development) seminar produced by Trend GB, the British arm of one of the world’s leading exponents of glass mosaic design and manufacture. It has been assessed and certified by the Royal Institute of British Architects, as part of the RIBA Core Curriculum, which ensures that key architectural skills are covered in members’ learning activities.
The latest seminar, entitled Glass Mosaic, Its Applications & Installation, is one of three presentations developed by Trend and approved by RIBA, the Construction CPD Certification Service and The Society of British and International Design, which are available free on request to architectural practices, local authority architects and interior design studios.
Suitable for professional audiences of up to twenty or more, this engaging Powerpoint presentation is richly illustrated with archive and contemporary images and hosted by Trend GB Sales Manager, Jose Fiallegas-Hamp and members of his team. It should provide valuable food for thought for those attending the seminar and bring glass mosaic tiles still further up the design agenda.
Glass mosaic is one of the oldest, most treasured artistic and decorative forms, dating back to the 4th millennium BC, and surviving archaeological examples testify to its lasting properties. Yet it is a hard surface finish that is sometimes overlooked by today’s architects, interior designers and specifiers, unaware perhaps of the latest strides forward in manufacturing methods, tile sizes and pattern formats, colourful design possibilities, and installation techniques.
Indeed, a growing number of Trend 1cm, 1.5cm and 2cm square tiles and modular designer collections are now presented on backing systems that reduce laying times and costs by up to 40%, making glass mosaic economically viable against other finishing materials.
To book a presentation and receive a pdf synopsis, email info-gb(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)trend-group.com or telephone 01892 509680.