The tesseract

The tesseract

It might look like Emperor Constantine’s Byzantine boudoir, but it seems gold mosaic tiles are bang on trend again and Orsoni, a traditional Venetian producer of glass mosaics, seems to be reverting to type nearly 1700 years later. Its 24 carat tesserae are handmade, sandwiched between glass before being heated to fuse the layers together – giving a single tessera with its crack-free finish. But while the process might be ancient, the range isn’t – the firm offers 32 different hues for those Auric Goldfinger architects who are picky about their gilt.

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