Switzerland in the Holy Land

“Something is missing here, we are missing! Something has to be done!” – this was Father Gottfried’s first thought on a visit to the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth during a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Over the course of many years the Basilica has been decorated bit by …

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Architect: yes and no. How to choose the right professional.

Ten years ago, we moved our atelier from Italy to Switzerland. Soon we learned that the Swiss are very much attracted by Italian art, much more than we had had the chance to see previously as visitors.We could see the interest of the most requiring among our would-be clients. However, …

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Covering Irregular Surfaces Is a Headache: How to Make It Go Away

Lately we have been called by an architect with a somewhat unusual request by one of his clients.While discussing the renovation of his villa – a luxurious building with some retro flavour, on the shore of a lake – the client pulled out a catalogue of whirlpool tubs, with a …

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Making mosaic with broken tiles is always a bad idea: here is why

We are often asked the same question by people who approach art mosaic for the first time: “Can you make me a mosaic with the leftover tiles, with the tiles I recovered, or that were given to me?”Our answer is always invariably the same: “No”.In this post we shall explain …

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Do not let anybody choose your coatings. Hunt away boredom, and avoid the most common mistakes!

After the divorce, Mrs Adriana lived on her own. She worked full-time in her own perfumery, which was well on its way, and allowed her an easy, carefree life. Every evening, upon coming home, she relaxed by filling the bathtub and spending some twenty minutes in the water.Night after night, …

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Coatings for the Elite

New aesthetic trends in residential buildings are revolutionising the way in which house owners think and achieve the decoration of the living spaces.Even here in Switzerland, the times of the “grey boxes” are over: they are going out of fashion. The contractor of a new building wants it to express …

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Exclusive Art

Each of us has an individual relationship with art. In the past it has been a pleasure for the few; along the twentieth century, artistic movements have emerged with an agenda of opposing to this elitist idea of art.One such movement has been the pop art of the 1950s in …

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We are on «Realtà Mapei Switzerland»

The world-renowned Italian manufacturer of construction materials MAPEI, whose products we are regular users, publishes an article on our «Lady of Einsiedeln» on the first 2016 issue of its house organ «Realtà Mapei». “Realtà Mapei Switzerland” » One-page article on the Madonna of Einsiedeln »

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Investing in art; choosing an artwork

At the present time, the art market is particularly lively.Investors diversify their investments: besides real estate and stock capital, they are also interested in works of art, seeking the advice of experts.Normally the investment consists of buying an art object by an established, well-known author; or else, the collector follows …

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