Bisazza showroom in Los Angeles
by Carlo dal Bianco

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Italian architect Carlo del Bianco has completed a new store for mosaic brand Bisazza on Melrose Avenue in Beverly Hills, California.

Del Bianco is the Italian brand's creative director. More details from Bisazza follow:

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PRESS RELEASE

BISAZZA SHOWROOM LOS ANGELES

Bisazza launches its showroom in Los Angeles.

8371 Melrose Avenue

Los Angeles –Bisazza announces the unveiling of its first flagship store in Los Angeles in the glamorous district of Melrose, Beverly Hills. After the recent restyling of the New York flagship store, Bisazza opens its second showroom in North America, which is part of the strategic plan of the company to enhance the brand identity through the opening of flagship stores that are all aesthetically consistent, while reflecting the sophisticated and unique style of Bisazza.

The flagship stores, with their homogeneous and lush appearance, are located in the major design capitals of the world: Barcelona, Berlin, London, Milan, New York, Rome, Paris, and Moscow in 2008. The Los Angeles store, as all others, has been designed by the Bisazza Design Studio, a team of young designers directed by architect Carlo Dal Bianco, that coordinates the company's style and product collections. The space is conceived as a series of living areas, a succession of rooms illustrating residential environments and showing the versatility and aesthetic qualities of mosaic design.

Mosaic comes out of the bathroom, exiled there too long, and transcends this traditional frontier to reach other spaces of the home, from the living room to the study, in countless possibilities. The Bisazza collection, comprised of floral motifs, fabric patterns and geometric compositions, suggests the use of mosaic as wallpaper, creating a fusion of classic decoration and contemporary design trends, integrating luxury with elegance, and creativity of detail with harmony of colors and materials. It offers a refined and elite style for decorating homes, business premises and public buildings.

The entrance is characterised by the presence of four columns clad in Righe Oro, a simple decoration in stripes of gold and white mosaic. On the floor Dama Nera, a checker board black and white pattern inspired by the British optical fabrics. It leads to the first room where gold is the main motif with the walls clad in Damasco Oro Giallo, inspired by the traditional brocades, on one side, and Etoiles Oro Giallo, a fine lace motif, on the other.

The second room is dominated by the white color, and the perfect match of flowers and graphic decorations with Winter Flowers Oro Bianco, inspired by the old French fabrics, and Liaisons Bianco, a pattern designed as an ethereal jewel of white and gold.

The library shelters the complete Bisazza collection, classic patterns alongside the newest decorations. This space, with its dark colors and ebony wood, draws its inspiration from the neo classical libraries of the XIX century and is present as a leitmotiv in all the Bisazza flagship stores worldwide.

The floor is also characterized by Vienna Nero, a peculiar decoration that is reminiscent of the traditional Viennese chairs. The last and more intimate room showcases SpringRose Nero, a naturalistic representation of blossoming tea roses inspired by the pergolas and arbors of Victorian gardens.

Select pieces from the Bisazza Home Collection are also on display. Bisazza Home, first showcased at the 2006 Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, followed in 2007 by its second edition, is a line of furniture and accessories designed by world renowned designers.

The collection, composed of consoles, tables, chests of drawers, seats, mirrors, occasional tables, screens, table lamps, panels, and chandeliers, is an explicit tribute to the most influential 20th Century styles — Art Deco, Forties, Sixties, neo pop — along with a design concept that emphasizes simple beauty and shuns antique mimicry.

Ten sumptuous chandeliers Marie Antoinette, part of Home collection, complement the style of the interiors, while iconic objects of design enhance its contemporary flavor.

The rooms in details
Entrance
Columns: Righe Oro
Design: Carlo Dal Bianco.
Pattern characterized by a strong graphic sign.
Composition: Oro and Vetricolor, 3/4"x3/4” (20 x20 mm).
Available also in: Bianco Blu, Bianche, Rosa.

Floor: Dama Nera
Design: Carlo Dal Bianco.
A checker board black and white pattern inspired by British optical fabrics.
Composition: Opus Romano, 1/2”x1/2” (12x12 mm).
Available also in: Marrone.

First Room
Walls: Damasco Oro Giallo
Design: Carlo Dal Bianco.
This pattern reminds of the traditional brocades textiles.
Composition: Vetricolor and Oro Bianco bis collections, 3/4"x3/4” ( 20x20 mm).
Available also in: Oro Bianco, Rosso Oro, Bianco, Nero, Opale.

Walls: Etoiles Oro Giallo.
Design: Carlo Dal Bianco.
This pattern reminds of a fine lace motif .
Composition: Vetricolor and Oro Bis collections, 3/4"x3/4” (20x20 mm)
Available also in: Bianco, Oro Bianco.

Floor: wood.

Second Room
Wall: Winter Flowers Oro Bianco.
Design: Carlo Dal Bianco.
This floral decoration recalls old textured French fabrics.
Composition: Vetricolor and Oro Bis collections, 3/4"x3/4” (20x20 mm).
Available also in:Oro Nero, Pink, Blue,Bianco.
Walls: Liaisons Bianco
Design: Carlo Dal Bianco.
This elegant decoration reminds of an ethereal jewel of white and gold.
Composition: Smalto, Oro Bis collections, 3/4"x3/4” (20x20 mm).
Available also in: Marrone, Grey, Blue.

Third room - the library
Walls: Bisazza collection on display
Floor: wood and Vienna Nero
Design: Carlo Dal Bianco.
It is a pattern inspired by the famous bentwood Thonet chair.
Composition: Opus Romano collection 1/2”x1/2” ( 12x12 mm).
Available also in : Marrone.

Fourth Room
Walls: SpringRose Nero
Design: Carlo Dal Bianco.
This floral decoration recalls the pergolas and arbors of Victorian gardens.
Composition: Vetricolor and Le Gemme, 3/8"x3/8” (10x10 mm).
Available also in: Bianco.

Furniture and accessories:

Chandelier: Marie Antoinette, Bisazza Home collection.
Design: Carlo Dal Bianco.
Chandelier with 28 bulbs, glass arms, crystal drops and white shades.
Available also with black lamp shades.
Dimensions 39” ¼ x 39” ¼ x 39” ¼ .

Cabinet: André, Bisazza Home collection.
Design : Carlo Dal Bianco.
Two-door cabinet in lacquered wood with gold mosaic in Pied de Poule (houd’s tooth) pattern, and mirror engraves. A re-interpretation of Piero Fornasetti’s furniture, where the drawings become mosaic.
Available also in mosaic pattern variations: Giza and Damasco.
Dimensions 47” ¼ x 16” 1/8 x 39” ¼ .

Table Lamp: Madeleine, Bisazza Home collection.
Design: Carlo Dal Bianco.
Madeleine has interchangeable plates in gold mosaic, the silhouette of a vase as a tribute to Gio Ponti. Table lamp in nickel plated steel with white gold mosaic engraves and silk lampshade.
Dimensions 17” ¼ x 6” ¼ x 33”.

Mirror: Reflet, Bisazza Home collection.
Design: Carlo Dal Bianco.
Mirror with decorative studs.
A simple and clean design to counter balance the decorative statement of the cabinet André.
Dimensions 38” ¼ x 299” ¼ .

Mirror: Grand Reflet, Bisazza Home collection.
Design: Carlo Dal Bianco.
Oversize mirror in two versions, with a white gold mosaic or a yellow gold mosaic frame.
Dimensions 38” ¼ x 299” ¼ .

Fireplace frame: Efesto.
Desgin: Carlo Dal Bianco.
Fireplace frame in a blend of wavy and smooth yellow gold mosaic.

Panel: Paride, Bisazza Home collection.
Design: Carlo Dal Bianco.
A panel in glass mosaic in 3/8”x3/8” (10x10 mm) inspired by neoclassical sculptures of Antonio Canova.
Dimensions: L 66 3/8” x H 99 3/8” (L 168.6 cm x H 252.5 cm)

Panel: Le Grazie, Bisazza Home collection.
Design: Carlo Dal Bianco.
A panel in glass mosaic in 3/8”x3/8” (10x10 mm) inspired by neoclassical sculptures of Antonio Canova.
Dimensions: L 43 1/16” x H 99 3/8” (L 142.8 cm x H 252.5 cm)

Panel: Corinzio, Bisazza Home collection.
Design: Carlo Dal Bianco.
A panel in glass mosaic in 3/8”x3/8” (10x10 mm) inspired by three classical architectural orders.
Dimensions: L 66 15/16” x H 100” (L 169.7 cm x H 252.5 cm)

Panel: Bonaparte, Bisazza Home collection.
Design: Carlo Dal Bianco.
A panel in glass mosaic in 3/8”x3/8” (10x10 mm) inspired by neoclassical sculptures of Antonio Canova.
Dimensions: L 62 3/16” x H 99 3/8” (L 169.7 cm x H 252.5 cm)

Panel: Venere e Adone, Bisazza Home collection.
Design: Carlo Dal Bianco.
A panel in glass mosaic in 3/8”x3/8” (10x10 mm) inspired by neoclassical sculptures of Antonio Canova.
Dimensions: L 43 1/6” x H 99 3/8” (L 109.4 cm x H 252.5 cm)

Panel: Cupido, Bisazza Home collection.
Design: Carlo Dal Bianco.
A panel in glass mosaic in 3/8”x3/8” (10x10 mm) inspired by neoclassical sculptures of Antonio Canova.
Dimensions: L 62 9/16” x H 99 3/8” (L 159.9 cm x H 252.5 cm)

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  • Mattia Nuzzo

    Fabio Novembre set the bar quite high for Bisazza’s store interiors, and unfortunately, it doesn’t look as though Carlo dal Bianco is up to his level of sophisticated glam that so helped the brand.