Decorative mosaic with dynamic effect
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3D Mosaic

3D Mosaic is a project started from the idea of upgrading the current concept of mosaic, currently considered only as a decorative art - through complete computerization of the manufacture and assembly process, applying more innovative technologies patented by the French company - Mosaique Dynamique.

Our product is the combination of the mosaic with concrete photogravure. The assembly solution patented by our company is capable of producing customer customised mosaic (color , shape, thickness of the joints between mosaic tiles) quickly and without manual operators for cutting and pasting.

The manufacturing process will allow the execution of mosaic tiles much smaller than current standards (from 4 to 10 mm), which will allow the production of high quality mosaic with high photorealistic effect . We will also allow the manufacture of mosaic tiles on demand , one by one, which gives us great flexibility in production and design.

Mosaic tiles are pressed and mass-colored, providing greater guarantee of durability.

Moreover, compared to the current market, our mosaic tiles will have different depths depending on their position. These new features add a large number of possibilities to be explored.

It is possible to create self-shading effect of the mosaic and also make it reactive to observer’s position. This way we can see a different picture depending on the origin of the light source facing the mosaic.

The objective of this product is to transform a digital image (photograph , drawing, ornament , symbol, etc.) into high quality mosaic without beeing limited by color or size, which gives a range of optical effects. Our mosaic wants to be a new architectural technique among various decorative arts, traditional crafts such as traditional mosaic , fresco mural painting , photo-engraving , bas.

The concept of dynamic mosaic or Mosaic 3D

Just like any other relief , the visibility of the photogravure is strongly linked with the light and shadow ratio on the facade. A side light emphasizes visibility towards front lighting or shade positioning of the object. This is why the solar cycle produces a variation of effects on the facade. Indoors, we can create this effect by using artificial lighting.

The embossed surface of the photogravure generates an image of a unique motif with effects of shadow and light. The orientation of the grooves or cones towards the dynamic light source and the position of the observer, determines the degree by which the motif becomes visible. In the case of oblique incidence of light , the length of the shades are formed according to the depth of the grooves, generating the black spots of the image. Starting from the perpendicular position or an opposed position, the motif becomes visible.

Starting from a position of observation facing the same direction with the incidence of light, the visible shadow areas are diminished. With this effect, the motif is less contrasted. If the angle of observation is more acute than the angle of incidence of the light , the motif will appear "negative" .

In the case of a perpendicular incidence of light to the plane of the object, it will not form any shadow into the grooves. No observation position will allow then the motif to be seen.