Meanwhile, back at the studio (dad's workshop), I have been making lots of samples to test out different materials and color palettes. I meet with Valentina, Cat and Jayashri to look them over and deliver them to the restaurant in pizza boxes, natch.
With the indirect method, you stick the tiles down onto a clear contact paper and then transfer them on to the final surface later. This is a great way to get to know the materials and also make design decisions before making anything permanent.
After the last couple of sample meetings, the color palette is getting clearer - no pink, gold, yellow or blue. Yes on deep red and earth tones with the cream marble for the field (mosaic-speak for background).
We are getting closer.