Wide and Narrow
In 1957, Italian architect Carlo Scarpa was commisisoned by the Olivetti typewriter company to design their showroom in Venice, Italy. This showroom is considered a masterpiece of modern architecture, and is currently a museum showcasing his work.
These Scarpa mosaics are inspired by the works of Carlo Scarpa, their form echoing the keyboards of the typewriters themselves.
Available in a multitude of stone finishes, this mosaic can be customised to the project if a stock solution is not a perfect fit.
In addition to the different stones, two different joint widths are available;
Wide Jointed – True to the original form, generally the mosaic is laid, filled with grout and then the whole surface honed back to give a monolithic hard surface.
Narrow Joined – An easier to install mosaic which uses more standard grout joint width, not requiring any specialty installation.
Wide Jointed Scarpa Mosaic