Giulia Manzoni - Italian Master Mosaicist
Giulia Manzoni is a Master Mosaicist who designs and makes bespoke mosaics
for residential, artistic and architectural commissions in her central London studio.
Classically trained at the renowned Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli in Spilimbergo, Italy, Giulia has spent the last 10 years refining her craft working on projects between London and San Francisco.
Using centuries-old techniques, Giulia’s work reflects the rich tradition of this ancient art form. Her studio practice spans a breadth of applications, from traditional mosaics for domestic and commercial settings to contemporary works of art for private commissions.
Giulia specialises in recreating historically accurate mosaics for walls and flooring.
Selecting the finest Italian marbles, her designs are sensitive to a building’s architectural heritage. Notable projects include Victorian marble flooring for a private Kensington townhouse, an entrance sign for Restaurant Vermuteria designed with a nod to the grand cafés of 18th century Europe, and a collaborative restoration project for the gallery floor of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Underpinned by the same rigorous training, Giulia takes a more free form approach
for her art commissions. Applying the individual tesserae directly to a surface, she gradually builds texture and colour to create works of art with a three-dimensional quality, using a range of traditional materials and found objects.
She has applied her artistic flair to a range of private commissions, from tables
and picture screens to a large-scale abstract artwork based on the paintings
of Sam Francis.
Giulia established her eponymous mosaics studio at Cockpit Arts in Holborn. Where she offers her mosaic services and runs courses in mosaic techniques.