Mosaic interpretation according Mariscal

October 20, 2016 · News update

The word mosaic, both Latin and Greek, is defined as a muses´ work. Moreover, during Roman Empire it was believed that the art of making mosaics was so exquisite that could only be created by muses or people who were favored by them.

That inspiration was reflected in floors and walls through the geometric placement of tesserae; cube-shaped pieces, made of limestone, glass or ceramic of different sizes and colours. As if it were a puzzle, the pieces are thronged with cement which has made them stay in time, so they have become exposed in museums today.

Mariscal recovers this technique and applies it to their designs with a very personal style, “I thought that little pieces of ceramic in pastel colours could be a good motif to decorate a basin. At the end, a basin is like a pool, a tiny pool that you can have inside your house. A little pool with a mosaic almost, nearly roman”, explains the Spanish designer.

This pattern can be found in Bathco by Mariscal, a collection where every washbasin in this collection is hand decorated, cared and pampered by the craftspeople at our Atelier, giving an exclusive and unrepeatable value to each piece. It is all about a look back to the past, as we bring back the handcrafted process of ceramic decoration, committed to the “handmade” value.

You can find more patterns in that collection: Trazos, Autumn, Mosaico and Siena which could be applied on Olea square and rectangular, Sicilia, New Cuenca, New Nordic or Toulouse.


Valencia (Spain) 1950. Mariscal considered one of the most famous national and international designers over the past few years. Above all, he is an inexhaustible creator who is not merely limited to watch and represent the world around us. In his words “my speciality is to be creative, innovator, enlarge the language, trying to evolve the codes, the signs, the graphic messages. To update them. Listen, be a sponge, observe, capture images that the society breathes, our believes, our emotions and the ideas that are changing. To do so, I have used any system, language or discipline that was within my reach”.

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