Natural stone is the focal point of the series „Ita“. The ancient word still to be found in many Brazilian town names stems from the Tupi-Indians and means „stone“. The tile „Hera Cinza“ (see below) is made of slate with an ivy-leaf pattern. The tiles are available in grey slate and rusty slate.
The „Jardins Carrara“ tiles measuring 29,8 cm x 29,8 cm are composed of 25 marble strips 1 cm in width. „Versalhes Nero“ tiles measure 26,7 cm x 28,7 cm and are made of polished marble Nero Marquina with two surface finishes. „Cubus Piguês” is made of Greek marble (29 cm x 29 cm).
„Octa Ferrugem“ edging (7cm x 30 cm) implements glass inlay in rusty slate. „Augusta Ferrugem“ is a composition of slate and metal (2,9 cm x 29,8 cm).
Usually the various models are available in a variety of stone.
Special mention is reserved for decorative pieces like „Coppa“ ( Anticato marble and glass), „Pentola“ (Anticato and metal) and „Mattarello“ (Anticato and wood), to name but a few examples (size 9,5 cm x 9,5 cm).
Mosarte’s home is in Tijuca in the state of Santa Catarina, and was founded in 1995 by the engineer Marco Aurélio Sedrez, who imported a stone cutting machine for tesserae from Italy. Since then, the company is has become one of the big players. According to Mosarte’s statistics, the company delivers 70% of local mosaic and exports to 10 countries. The United States of America, Europe and the Persian Gulf all profit from the products.
The Associação Mosarte de Arte e Educação (AMAE) where youths can learn the trade and simultaneously finish school was founded three years ago. About 40% of the staff double as teachers in their spare time. Similar social responsibility is reflected by the Centro de Educação Família Sedrez, established in memory of the founder’s parents.