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Studio Cassio – Arte del mosaico ditta individuale di Medikova Uliana

For over a hundred years mosaic making has been family job. Lorenzo Cassio was the director of the Vatican Mosaic Studio during the first half of the twentieth century. In 1945, his son, Fabrizio Cassio opened his own workshop in the centre of Rome, decorating more than three hundred churches, and cemeteries, fountains, swimming pools and museums as well as many private and public buildings all over the world. In addition, Fabrizio Cassio restored entire archeological and monumental sites such as Pompei, The Baths of Caracalla, Area Sacra, the National Museum of Rome, Villa Torlonia and the Acquario Romano.

Studio Cassio has witnessed the mastery every mosaic technique and skill through the ages, including Cosmatesques, small and large grits, minute and spun glazed mosaics, marble tarsias. Such experiences have allowed for a perfect synthesis between reliable traditional methods and the most advanced modern techniques.

Nowadays this legacy lives on, through a third generation of Cassios, by offering its know-how to companies and customers by assembling the most experienced craftsmen around. In fact, over the years we have worked with artists and designers like Duilio Cambellotti, Giorgio Quaroni and Enrico Gaudenzi, Johannes Hajnal, Paolo Cotani; more recently, with Elisa Montessori, Valeria Gramiccia, Giulia Napoleoni, Silvia Codignola, Dario Passi and Giuseppe Pasquali.

Some cutting-edge projects, such as ‘Pixel mosaic kit’ are the example of traditional materials use and techniques combined with digital approach and applications.

The specific operative areas of Studio Cassio are the following ones:

THE RESTORATION
An interpreter of Italian excellence in the protection and recovery of Italy’s artistic heritage, Studio Cassio has participated in the restoration of entire archaeological and monumental areas, from Pompeii to the Baths of Caracalla, from the Sacred Area at the Museo Nazionale Romano to Villa Torlonia, to the Roman Aquarium. These skills were acquired on the field, combining rapidity and cost advantages of the most advanced techniques with the reliability of traditional methods.

SACRED and CIVILIAN ART
Studio Cassio has played a leading role in the creation of over 300 mosaic artworks for shrines, churches, cathedrals, monasteries, abbeys, cemeteries and buildings in Italy and abroad (Asia, America, …). Cooperation with contemporary Italian and foreign artists has enabled the Studio to renew and develop such tradition in the use of materials and techniques.

EVENTS
The activities of the Studio Cassio have been the subject of awards of public administrations. The Studio has participated in prestigious cultural events (Restoration Fair, Ferrara; Abitare il Tempo, Verona; Workshop of Arts in Casaidea, Rome) creating in this way some valuable opportunities for experimentation.

COURSES
The Cultural Association “Arte del Mosaico” (The Art of Mosaics) is offering several courses to suit both beginners and those with some experience at the Art Studio Cassio.

In addition to learning how to create their own mosaics, students will have an opportunity to take part in the Studio’s activities in order to assimilate the skill of the various masters.

Which other Creative Sectors has the SME worked with?
None

Which other Growth Sectors has the SME worked with?
Manufacturing, Tourism

Were any relationships rewarding?

Fort Dimension should be underlined. This has been the first example of tourism coupled with cultural and heritage aspects. Studio Cassio already organized some workshop with Fort Dimension.

How does the SME think it could benefit from other sectors' input?

Collaborations in education activities, research activities, dissemination events will widen the relationship spectrum, the opportunities to make experimentations, to exchange specific points of view related to different countries and traditions.

Studio Cassio would benefit from connections with students and trainees. They guarantee a good level of turnover and new collaborations related to the pretty good number of projects Studio Cassio is involved in.

What can the SME offer other sectors?

Studio Cassio can surely offer know-how and big expertise in some specific artworks. Besides high-quality performance, Studio Cassio assure unique materials and long-term tradition.

To what extent would the SME be prepared to share information?

Without any exception

How would the SME describe its potential for cross innovation?

Potential for cross innovation is related to

* revenue increase

openness to new international work orders (to be carried out both singularly and in partnership)

Out of the 11 Cross Innovation Partner Cities, are there any particular cities with which the SME would like to form a new relationship?
Amsterdam, Berlin, Birmingham, Linz, Lisbon, Pilsen, Stockholm, Tallinn, Vilnius, Warsaw

Are there any particular organisations outside the SMEs home country, with which it would like to connect?

Studio Cassio wouldn’t indicate any particular organisation outside the SME’s home country

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