When: Dec. 1 to 6
Where: The Art Miami Pavilion
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tickets: Children under 12, free; Students ages 12 to 18, $15; Seniors and groups, $25; Daily $40; Multi-day $85
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Andrea Di Giuseppe grew up in his family business, a tile store located in Rome, Italy. In 2000, he and wife Federica, along with her father launched Trend, their own brand of Italian mosaic tile. Andrea oversees operations and production, and Federica heads up artistic development. Launching Trend was a fitting endeavor. “I came from glass and gold mosaic production and she is very artistic,” Di Giuseppe says. The company has experienced almost meteoric growth. In 2001, the couple moved to California and launched Trend Group USA. Then just two years later, they moved the business to South Florida. “We relocated to South Florida because it is a natural door to the South American market,” he says.