In 79 AD Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, covering the thriving Roman metropolis of Pompeii in a deep layer of smothering ash. The ash choked the city in a historic tragedy, preserving its people and culture with astonishing clarity. Excavations at Pompeii are ongoing, each day uncovering new evidence of the cultural richness of the Roman empire. A recently uncovered dwelling revealed an intricate ceiling, with geometrics and braids that thrilled the founder of Artistic Tile. She reinterpreted the pattern into stone, resulting in Pompeii, a mixed waterjet mosaic pattern hewn from classic Italian marble. Pompeii’s aesthetic spans millennia - it doesn’t get more classic than this.