Upskill4.0 logo

Giassi Mosaic: artistic marble work and glazes for interior and exterior use

Maria Giassi was born in Trieste, graduated from the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli in Spilimbergo, and has been self-employed since 2015 in Milan: she collaborates with artisans and designers on private and public projects, following the project from conception to installation. In his workshop, he creates unique and customized works for floors, walls, and decorative panels. He mainly uses two techniques: the direct technique, which involves using cement glue to glue the tiles together (sometimes supported by a reinforcing mesh), and the reverse-on-paper technique using flour glue and gluing the tiles upside down on mosaic paper, then going on to lay the mosaic on the wall or floor. All the tiles are cut by hand with a hammer. These months she is making her most important work: a large St. Joseph in the parish in Trieste that she attended as a child: a dream of hers is finally being realized, a work for her hometown.

Giassi Mosaic is a young company but one with great potential: it has excellent production capabilities, both in terms of quantity and quality. These characteristics make Giassi the ideal reality for creating professional collaborations with architects and interior designers.

The project designed by the Upskill 4.0 team with Maria Giassi aims to devise formats and ways to connect with this type of audience in order to position Giassi Mosaic as an innovative and professional artisan company.

Mosaic despite being a technique still finds much space in contemporary furniture. Students from Udine's Istituto Tecnico Superiore Nuove Tecnologie per il Made in Italy have been in its workshop: the challenge will be to devise formats and ways to get in touch with architects and interior designers in order to position Giassi Mosaico as an innovative and professional artisan company.

The design solution realized is GiAMO, a highly articulated project that brilliantly, youthfully, and captivatingly narrates the work of Maria GIAssi and theAMOre for MOsaic. The students hhave created a new Digital and Paper portfolio that can render the variety of works created; through Virtual Reality, by scanning a QR code one can see placed in the space a selection of the best works created in Maria Giassi's colorful Milanese workshop; finally, the students also imagined a new online and offline Communication.

This project is part of the Upskill Milano project of Cariplo Factory and Upskill 4.0. It is aimed at companies based in the Milan Metropolitan Cities, operating in the craft and Made in Italy sectors. The goal of the project is to contribute to the competitiveness of businesses by combining 4.0 technologies with traditional know-how, and to promote new opportunities for ITS students to meet businesses looking for specific technical and professional skills.

Want to learn more about the project? Write to us at