laselva and mosaics martí customize 'atlas' modular tiles
laselva and mosaics martí customize 'atlas' modular tiles laselva and mosaics martí customize 'atlas' modular tiles
feb 20, 2015

laselva and mosaics martí customize 'atlas' modular tiles

laselva and mosaics martí customize ‘atlas’ modular tiles 
all images courtesy of manuel bañó & david galvañ of laselva design studio




laselva and mosaics martí bring old school technology and creative freedom together for ‘atlas’, a completely modular, customizable mosaic tile system. the user is able to decide the colors and combination and the tiles are then produced exclusively for them by hand at mosaic martí in barcelona, spain. led by pere and albert martí, the company was started in 1913 by their grandfather. since 1988 the brothers have spent their time restoring presses, retrieving and repairing molds of old modernist designs so that they can once again be installed, while paying homage to the past, with quality and beauty.

atlas color palette 2




‘atlas’ is made as an encaustic tile; the first layer is made of white cement, marble sand and natural pigments, which are poured into a mold with the pattern to form the resulting top surface. the second slab contains cement, while the third, sand. when pressed, the bottom layers absorb the excess liquid from the top. due to their composition, the modules harden in a natural way and the results are suitable for indoor pavements and flooring. the positioning of the modules can be organized at random, or it can be designed to follow a certain path or composition.


atlas color palette 3

atlas color palette 4

atlas color palette 5

atlas big composition 1

atlas big composition 2

atlas tiles are hand made at mosaics martí in barcelona, spain


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