All our Barcino Designs creations have a common denominator: the mosaic. It is the starting point of all our patterns. But which is the origin of this technique? The mosaic it has been used as a decorative and craft technique since Byzantine times, but our main and closest inspiration is modernism.
Modernism is an artistic movement developed at the end of the 19th century that stands for renovation, embellishment and nature’s inspiration. It was born as a response to the cold industrial designs though rounded silhouettes, harmonic figures, striking colors, and handmade techniques.
The application of the unique mosaic technique has in the architect Antoni Gaudí its greatest exponent. He popularized this technique that today we can contemplate in masterpieces such as the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell or Casa Batlló. In all of them, the surfaces are embellished with mosaic or trencadis, which is achieved through the union of small ceramic pieces in a curious and harmonious puzzle.
Details of Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and Park Güell
This popular technique is our daily inspiration, and you will find it in every Barcino Designs piece: hundreds of colored tiles adapted to nature-inspired, handpainted, handcrafted figures.
If you love the mosaic and want to decorate your home with splendid pieces inspired by this wonderful technique, we invite you to discover all our collections: Barcino Classic, Barcino Carnival, Barcino Flowers and Barcino Premium.