Mosaico is a UAE-based company, the brainchild of Patricia Harvey, an expatriate who has been living in the Emirates for over 10 years and is familiar with the local tastes and the rich variety of residing cultures. Being born in Brazil, Patricia has spent her childhood surrounded by decorative cement tiles -both in public spaces like libraries, schools, museums and in private homes, indoors and outdoors. The intricate designs and colourful patterns have always had a particular appeal to her and, after studying architecture and working in product design for over 15 years -in Europe and the UAE, she and her husband finally decided to make their dream come true -and have a business of their own. When, by chance, she came across decorative cement tiles in the UAE, it brought back fond memories from her childhood and, after some inquiries, she realized that there was no local cement tile manufacturer: any order had to be shipped from abroad, and was very expensive. She therefore had found the product she was looking for: a design product she genuinely loved, that was not already flooding the market, and which intrinsic qualities would appeal to people from all walks of life.