Maurimosaic is a company with more than 15 years’ experience in crafting and designing mosaic art. All of its manufacturing processes are done manually from its Gold Coast (QLD) base, adhering to the specifications and requests of its customers.
Named after its designer, Mauricio Aybar (or Mauri to his friends), is a specialist in art mosaic. Shortly after beginning his art studies, Aybar spent a significant period of time in Barcelona (Spain), home to Gaudi and other modern mosaic artists, where he acquired much of his technique and spirit as an artist. His works are based on the modern versions of the ancient craft.
According to Aybar’s business (and life) partner, Andrea Castiglione, the business is known for its production of high quality, hand-made tiles. “We have distinguished ourselves by offering customised tiles using hand cut patterns with various combinations of colours from our classic Italian colour palette,” she explains.
“Our handmade mosaic artistic tiles are made on the Gold Coast to request and also, our lead time is between 10-15 business days. We can also customise any of our designs with the colours chosen by our clients. This is a big strength that distinguishes us from other suppliers.”
Castiglione also holds an MBA and Bachelor of Business and Management. She oversees the commercial and marketing sides of the company. “Our product is for those who enjoy art and want to create a singular and featured space. We produce the tiles with 3mm Italian stained glass,” she adds.
In Europe, the pair made mosaics for public and private spaces. In Australia, they restored the mosaic waterfall (55 sqm) of the Palazzo Versace boutique hotel on the Gold Coast.
They have also made more than 500sqm of custom mosaics (including arches, murals, bathrooms, kitchens, floors, interior and exterior pools, outdoor and indoor areas) for a private residence located in the hinterland.
The company was established in November 2015, one year after arriving in Australia. Prior to this, the couple worked together in the European mosaic industry.
By then, Aybar had gained extensive experience working for himself making mosaics, mosaic tilings and restorations.
Pictured: Mauricio Aybar (left) and Andrea Castiglione are behind Gold Coast business Maurimosaic.