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© Ivan Alvarado
© Ivan Alvarado
© Ivan Alvarado
© Ivan Alvarado
© Ivan Alvarado

Iván Alvarado

  • Mosaista
  • Mosaic maker
  • Arganda del Rey, Spain
  • Master Artisan
Iván Alvarado Mosaic maker
Contact
Spanish, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+34 914203933
© Ivan Alvarado

Traditional techniques for modern tiles

  • • As a child, Ivan collected tiles from houses in ruins
  • • His craft allows him to create countless custom motifs
  • • He is always after inspiration and new methods

Growing up in Alicante, surrounded by cement tiles, Iván Alvarado was fond of collecting tiles from a young age. Design runs in the family and Iván was drawn to the world of interior design before deciding to focus on the graphic possibilities that hydraulic tiles presented. He founded Mosaista in 2002, bringing up to date a craft with a long history by making contemporary hydraulic tiles, sometimes with terrazzo to create a more avant-garde effect. Since then, the manufacturer has restored pavements of the past, with a renewed vision and energy to adapt for the future. In his creative process, Iván is always eager to explore new grounds, adapting to the raw materials of the present.

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Works

  • © Ivan Alvarado
  • © Ivan Alvarado
  • © Ivan Alvarado
  • © Ivan Alvarado
  • © Ivan Alvarado
Photo: © Ivan Alvarado
Discos

This piece by mosaic maker Iván Alvarado is made from cement, marble and pigments. It is composed of three circles, with the bigger part of a light pink colour, the medium one white with some pigments of colour, and the third one alternating rings of beige and brown.

Diameter 60 cm

Photo: © Ivan Alvarado
Kilim

This design is part of Iván Alvarado’s Stone Tissue collection. In this series, the mosaic maker used weaves of all periods for inspiration and turned them into cement tiles. Here, the result is a pattern composed of a diamond shape with light green, red, blue and white colours alternating.

Height 60 cm

Photo: © Ivan Alvarado
Tati

This design is another part of Iván Alvarado’s Stone Tissue collection, a series in which the mosaic maker was inspired by weave patterns and turned them into cement tiles. Here, the result is a pattern composed of hexagonal shapes with a circle in the centre, light pink and blue shades.

Photo: © Ivan Alvarado
Kilt

This design is another part of Iván Alvarado’s Stone Tissue collection, a series in which the mosaic maker was inspired by weave patterns and turned them into cement tiles. This piece is a single cement tile held by a woman, and its motif resembles that of a Scottish kilt.

Photo: © Ivan Alvarado
Tartán

This design is another part of Iván Alvarado’s Stone Tissue collection, a series in which the mosaic maker was inspired by weave patterns and turned them into cement tiles. This piece is a single cement tile held by a woman, with the dominant colours being yellow, light blue and dark blue, and lines in gray.

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