Historical research

Mipa, a protagonist in the rediscovery of marble Graniglia tiles for floors and wall coverings, combines artisan excellence and industrial quality.

It was with passion and determination, together with a joint commitment to this cultural project and involvement by all the members of the company, that brought to fruition the rediscovery and re-evaluation of Graniglia floors.
From its very conception, Mipa activated the recovery of the original cast bronze moulds from the scattering of antique manufacturing sites that had been left abandoned throughout the Italian peninsula. As such, the same original moulds that once upon a time were used to create the decorative tiles that enhanced aristocratic homes, were recovered and restored.

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Mipa also sought to understand, by speaking to the original craftsmen, the secrets of the body mixes. Those same secrets that held the recipe for the raw ingredients of water, marble granules and chips, cement and natural oxide colorants.
Today Mipa may say with pride that it has succeeded in restoring Marble Terrazzo to its original glory, by following the path of research into history and style and by remaining faithful to traditional production techniques, without reverting to processes that could compromise the technical, aesthetic and qualitative properties of the final product.

Each day at Mipa expert hands, using copper ladles, work the liquid body mix, then fill the bronze moulds that will reproduce the decorative tiles. It is in this way that something truly original is created, reinventing itself every time with authentic forms, lines and colours, but always faithful to the secrets of one of the most refined artistic traditions.

Replaced by Mipa in that prestigious position it had lost in the national memory, Graniglia has made possible the restoration of historic buildings, such as:
Ex Collegio S.Marco e Proprietà Comunali in SIENA
Istituto Beata Vergine Maria in ROME
Convento Frati Cappuccini di SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO (FG)
Chiesa Giubilare di GUARDIA PIEMONTESE (PZ)
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in MILAN

In this way a worldwide cultural heritage has been preserved from oblivion, once again becoming protagonist of the contemporary taste.

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