Laura Tapini is a conservator of antiquities, with a Mosaics’ academic background from Ravenna | Italy. She has many years of experience in the field, as well as, in teaching in Europe, Asia, and Africa, where she has worked on a variety of art. She is also the co-founder and Managing Director of Diadrasis an NGO for the protection of Unrevealed Cultural Heritage. Having been trained in classical art and graphic design, as an artist she draws inspiration from knowledge of color, material theory and a great sense of illustration and detail.
Marina Kassimi is an interior designer, with great experience in conceptual development, space planning and executing designs. Over the years she has researched, coordinated and managed several projects. Today she is expanding her vision in design through the mosaic’s contemporary world.
13 mosaic studio is a vivid art space in the heart of Athens. The artists Laura Tapini and Marina Kassimi create and reflect on mosaic art in modern and innovative ways. They also pay homage to the mosaic-makers of the past, whose techniques were the cornerstones for today’s dynamic explorations and have created a plethora of designs, works and courses. In 13 Mosaic Studio, antiquity meets modernity, creating solid art pieces, thanks to a special mix of mortars, ideal both for interior design and exterior spaces.