Adorned with enchanting golden tales, the pillar of the Italian Pavilion at the Dubai 2020 Expo, the Theatre of Memory is hosting a special guest: Michelangelo’s David 3D twin brother.
SICIS, an Italian company of excellence and Platinum sponsor of the Italian Pavilion is the mosaic veil’s creator, a true work of art within the pavilion. With tesserae in glass and gold, SICIS recreates elements from the original mosaics of Palazzo dei Normanni and the Palatine Chapel in Palermo run along the walls surrounding the theatre. Instead, the tower’s dome redesigns the starry sky of the vault of Galla Placidia in Ravenna.
To elaborate these formidable work mosaics, over two and a half million mosaic tesserae were used, created according to state-of-the-art processes. Each tessera was worked and laid by hand by mosaic masters at the Ravenna atelier and only later transported and installed in their final destination to give life to each section of the project.
For over thirty years, SICIS has been synonymous with creative thinking and operating out of the box, producing its factory mosaic and artistic mosaics using material strictly made in Italy, born from R&D in a perfect combination with ancient techniques. A contemporary adaptation of a noble and formidable past.
SICIS embraces the cultural and symbolic value of the Italian Pavilion fully at the first Universal Exposition hosted by a Middle East country, and its theme: Beauty Unites People. And through these works, we contribute by making the space itself a place capable of offering an unforgettable experience not only for the events hosted but for the grandeur of the decorative architectural project, a gallery where you can meet Italian style, culture, history, craftsmanship, industry and passion.
For SICIS, this is a very familiar process, one confronted every day. SICIS always creates art and products that stand out, including fabrics, furnishings and objects of pure elegance, jewels and watches that retain a distinctive soul in addition to unique mosaics and unparalleled glass slabs. Incomparable miniatures in micro-mosaic combined with precious stones, immersive compositions between gemology and decorative science.