When Penny Bovell moved into a brand new artist studio in 2000, she unknowingly began a lifelong ardour mission. The flooring of the studio had been fabricated from intricate and ornate terrazzo flooring, which she found had been handmade by a post-war Italian immigrant named Giuseppe Scolaro – who had moved to Fremantle along with his younger household from Capo d’Orlando and established the Common Tile Manufacturing unit within the metropolis in 1950.
Penny grew to become obsessed, and some years later purchased a home with Scolaro flooring. This set into movement a quest to seek out as many residences and civic buildings with Scolaro’s bespoke, patterned flooring as doable. Quickly, Penny’s daughter Gabrielle joined her, and collectively, the pair launched a public marketing campaign of social media callouts and actual property web site trawls to seek out as many homes and civic buildings with Scolaro flooring as doable. (And