Art Nouveau and Art déco are two trends, two styles, two artistic movements that conquered Europe and America between the end of the 1800s and the 10940s. Both have largely influenced all aspects of our daily lives through the works and activities of artists, artisans, fashion designers and avant-garde groups. Whereas Art Nouveau was dominated by naturalistic aesthetics, refined line patterns, decorative research, Art Déco and its both opulent and artificial style loved geometrical, essential and elegant forms. They were both well known in Cuba thanks to the photographs, etchings and drawings published on magazines and newspapers reporting on what was happening in Europe; thanks to its immediate success, Cuban architects, especially at Habana, produced the firs Art Nouveau and Art Déco buildings. Today the Capital of Cuba hosts some of the finest examples in the world of both architectural styles and the atmosphere of those years can be experiences everywhere.
The value of hand-made artisan products made in Italy
Mipa, a protagonist in the rediscovery of crushed marble, combines artisan excellence and industrial quality. Natural raw materials and environmentally-friendly processing produce unique top-performance handicrafts products with high tech-contents fully produced in Italy. It is a new and exclusive dimension, an original and distinctive vision that turns crushed marble into design products enriching and enhancing any environment.
The discovery of tradition to create contemporary products
By means of the CUBA collection, Mipa opens a new “traditional research”line: eleven decorative patterns mirroring the Cuban decorative tradition.
It is a unique combination of cultural references, harmonies and atmospheres, leading to markedly contemporary imagery reinterpreting traditional styles.
Seducing colours with a strong personality and expressive decorations are the characteristics of the CUBA line and lead to a new original vision combining and mixing past and present.
Romantic shades and harmonies to reinvent spaces
Any pattern can be customised according to one’s preferences by creating endless colour combinations thanks to the Mipa palette.
Eleven patterns and twenty-four colour variants lead to thousands of atmospheres
Contemporary items deriving from tradition