Mosaicist Igor Marziali is a modern gatekeeper of an old-world art form. Trained at Italy’s prestigious Mosaic School of Friuli, with a portfolio that spans decades and continents, he’s a true master craftsman. Now at the helm of Ciot Studio, he and his team of mosaicists use both traditional and novel techniques to create contemporary, one-of-a-kind works for commercial and residential projects.
“Each of us mosaicists tries to find a beautiful language that recalls the past and encompasses evolution,” Marziali says. Since its founding in Montreal in 1950, Ciot has established itself as an international leader in natural stone, ceramic and hardwood. In 2012, they brought Marziali on board to launch Ciot Studio, an in-house mosaic workshop that pairs the company’s unparalleled surfacing expertise with Marziali’s craftsmanship. A decade later, the workshop has become a go-to destination for both designers and homeowners who want to imbue a space with handcrafted tactility or create a completely custom work of art.
Whether they’re decorative or functional, small-scale or large format, there’s a wide array of potential made-to-measure applications for Ciot Studio mosaics. Backsplashes, countertops, flooring, tabletops, fireplaces, wall art and murals are all possible executions. The mosaics themselves are extensively versatile. Ciot’s curated collection of globally sourced materials includes natural stone, ceramic, glass and gold, which can be specified in a range of finishes, from polished to cleaved to sandblasted. Materials are often procured from the offcuts of other Ciot projects, diverting them from landfill.
For clients looking for a ready-made solution, Ciot Studio offers prêt-à-porter collections by the in-house creative team, as well as bespoke designs that clients can adapt through material and finish selection. Those with a unique idea or specific need, meanwhile, can take advantage of Ciot Studio’s custom services. Throughout the entire process, Marziali and his team of mosaicists help bring each client’s vision to fruition, delivering a unique work.
“The mosaic that we create, whether it is a simple floor covering or a more complex decoration, is meticulously cared for, from the design to the choice of material to the production,” Marziali says. “We follow the tradition in a modern way.”
This article was published by Azure on behalf of Ciot.
The brand’s master mosaicists craft one-of-a-kind murals, floors and more for the modern abode.