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Color Blocks

The Color Blocks lava tiles in its genuine openness is very popular: the open-range color blocks pattern suits everybody as you can go for a great pop of color and counterpart it with a very nice neutral gray revealing the special lava texture!

When it comes to incorporating color into the interiors design, most designers select neutral surfaces, while putting bright colors into accents.
That’s fine, but… take a moment to think outside the box!
The lava color blocks,  can be a stunning solution to infuse life and color into your interior decor and design a dazzling, memorable space.

Why the lava stone color blocking?

Color blocking is a huge trend in both fashion and interior design. Totally different colors together, by contrasting bright color,can be a stunning solution to infuse life and color into your interior decor and design a dazzling, memorable space.
Color-blocking is thought of as the exploration of taking colors that are opposites on the color wheel and pairing them together to make interesting and complementary color combinations. It is commonly associated in fashion as a trend that originated from the artwork of Mondrian.
With lava stone tiles, color blocking can open to a huge portfolio of color and finishes, picking from our palette: brilliant, shocking, classic, sophisticated, adding metal effects or transparencies or craquelé details.

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On Gray Color Blocks

the gray lava stone patterns with enamels

If you love the bright colors from our palette, but don’t want a whole environment in that bright color, you can alternate the enamels and the gray lava tiles, with the gem of its volcanic texture, and you will get a pretty special look for the spaces.
This is why we adore the blocks mixing gray volcanic surfaces with enamels: lava surfaces can be enhanced in its genuine beauty!
The open-range On Gray color blocks suits everybody, as you can go for a great pop of color and counterpart it with the very nice neutral volcanic look!
The On Gray color blocks lava tiles is a great versatile solution to style flooring, decorative walls as well as backsplashes.
The On Gray grants a bespoke look, blending the natural and the glazing finishes!

 

Because of their crack resistance, the Color Blocks lava stone tiles can be used on floors and are widely accredited by our customers.
Both the gray tiles and the glazed tiles finish ensure excellent performance in terms of resistance and non-absorption, for interiors applications as well as for outdoor environments:

In this combo, the Gray Polished lava tile plus the White glazed lava tile, can drive different looks thanks to laying patterns… simple, striking!

 

Feelings Color Blocks

stylish enamels combination

By selecting colors from our palette, you can create a bright and bold space that’s anything but cookie cutter.
There is a myriad of ways to add your go-to color to decorate your space, picking from our palette: brilliant, shocking, classic, sophisticated, adding metal effects or transparencies.

In this residential project, the combo of colors has been Pure White and Blue Denim, with a semi-satin finish.
The flooring tiles here are the utmost tribute to Vietri ceramic and to its colors, a tradition that in the early 1960s inspired Gio Ponti to design his collection of white and blue tiles for the site-specific project of the Hotel Parco of Princes in Sorrento.

The classic Chevron scheme has been applied:


Shapes & Pattern ideas

 

Squared Color Blocks

Available dimensions: 
10,00 x 10,00 cm 
20,00 x 20,00 cm
Applications
AREA     Residential   Light Commercial   Commercial   Exteriors
WALL         X              X                  X
FLOOR

Rectangular Color Blocks

Available dimensions:
40,00 x 6,5 cm
Applications
AREA     Residential   Light Commercial   Commercial   Exteriors
WALL         X              X                  X
FLOOR

Trapezium Color Blocks

Available dimensions:
25,00 x 15,00 x 10,00 cm
Applications
AREA     Residential   Light Commercial   Commercial   Exteriors
WALL         X              X                  X
FLOOR

Special Shape Color Blocks

Available dimensions:
37,00 x 20 cm
Applications
AREA     Residential   Light Commercial   Commercial   Exteriors
WALL         X              X                  X
FLOOR

To add more,  our Color Blocks tiles have a module and formats that are in line with the majority of the sizes in our range.
Thanks to that Color Blocks can be applied to a whole environment, as well as on a single area complementing the space look: you can apply Color Blocks to a decorative wall or to a kitchen backsplash…  as it doesn’t take a lot of colors to add personality to the project.

See also the technical and physical features of lava stone

Brand strategy through custom lava stone signages

Lava stone offers unrivaled possibilities for creative agencies, architects, and designers: its versatility ranges from use in major building projects to customized interior design items, among which we can count signages.
Entrance signs may be raised letters or illuminated, made of different surfaces with which lava stone can fit: glass, painted or anodized metal, polymer, wood, plastic, in a combination of materials architecturally appropriate to the site.
The lava stone is a prestigious and versatile surface, as it can be combined with the other surfaces, furthermore it can be glazed, carved out and shaped with a precision cut.
The compactness, as well as the chromatic and graphic beauty of volcanic stone, together with glazing and metal application on a lava stone surface produce exclusive, striking signage for the ho.re.ca. market.

Stone specialists in carving, glazing and decorating are involved in producing every custom designed item

Facility Entrance Signs or Directional Signs, as well as Site Signages, interior, and exterior, highly visible, can be a strikingly effective way for establishing and reinforcing the brand identity.

Here the graphic, once carved into the stone surface, is hand painted with the application of a precious gold enamel:

THE STONE HAS BEEN MANUALLY CARVED AND DECORATED WITH A GOLD ENAMEL

Every piece is unique.
Here a stylish 10×20 lava stone surface has been carved and glazed and a gold-colored steel sheet applied to it, forming the backdrop to wayfinding signage and environmental graphics:

In this project, glazed lava has been used to enhance the exclusive atmosphere and prestige of the Wimbledon Champions Room.
Gold stainless steel graphics have been applied on white glazed lava panel with a custom brand design.

THE CHAMPIONS ROOM, WIMBLEDOM / UK

Lava stone surfaces and furnitures for the hospitality market

Lava stone is a natural stone that is ideal for high-end, custom-made interiors and outdoor furniture for the hospitality market.
In combination, gray, brown, glazed and decorated lava stone surfaces open up a huge range of possibilities for architectural and design projects.

the bar counter area at Bagatelle restaurant, Montecarlo
THE BAR COUNTER AREA. BAGATELLE RESTAURANT, MONTECARLO

Bar counters

The eye-catching countertop bar that welcomes Four Seasons guests in Miami’s Surf Club Hall is a masterwork.
Ranieri Lava Stone was commissioned this piece for the re-opening of Miami’s legendary Surf Club.

A lava stone surface can measure up to 3 meters; a lava stone block can be turned into a majestic reception desk or bar counter in luxury hotel interiors, or into monolithic washbasins and bathtubs for Spas and resorts.
In the below example, the eye-catching countertop bar that welcomes Four Seasons guests in Miami’s Surf Club Hall is a glazed lava stone masterwork:

bar counter, Miami Four Seasons Surf Club, design by Joseph Dirand, produced by Ranieri Lava Stone
BAR COUNTER / MIAMI FOUR SEASONS SURF CLUB

The color palette used for this Champagne Bar area features glossy custom green, white milk satin enamel for the top, together with cobalt blue and copper details recalling the glitz of the 1930s.
We used lava stone slabs over three meters in size for the glazed top, hollowed inside to make it lighter.
The decoration under the bar counter was achieved using a green glaze over a fluted stone surface to produce a wave-like effect:

bar counter, the detail of glazed lava stone cladding. Miami Four Seasons Surf Club produced by Ranieri Lava Stone
BAR COUNTER, THE DETAIL OF GLAZED LAVA STONE CLADDING

Top Tables

In this prestigious project for the Miami Four Seasons Surf Club, Ranieri Lava Stone also produced the table tops in the restaurant area and the support for the lamps in the dining area

The enameled lava stone is perfect for crowded places, as enameling is wear-resistant: a perfect choice for restaurant and hotel design, where lava stone tabletop will add admirable long-lasting accents.

lava stone table tops Miami Four Seasons Surf Club produced by Ranieri Lava Stone
LAVA STONE TABLE TOPS
lava stone table tops Miami Four Seasons Surf Club produced by Ranieri Lava Stone
LAVA STONE TABLE TOPS / MIAMI FOUR SEASONS SURF CLUB

Accents & finishes

Lava stone was used to enhance details, it is the case of the lava stone support for lamps, conceived by Paris-based designer Joseph Dirand:

Lava stone Lamp / design Joseph Dirand
Lava stone Lamp / design Joseph Dirand

Lava stone Lamp / produced by Ranieri Lava Stone,design Joseph Dirand

Bagatelle Restaurant, Montecarlo: in this project, we used lava stone to enhance details, such as the buffet counters and decorative support panels for sofas in the restaurant, and other finishes in the reception area.

general view of bagatelle restaurant, Montecarlo
GENERAL VIEW OF BAGATELLE RESTAURANT, MONTECARLO
the glazed lava stone sofa finishes
THE GLAZED LAVA STONE SOFA FINISHES

glazed lava stone countertop
GLAZED LAVA STONE COUNTERTOP
glazed lava stone top of the reception desk
GLAZED LAVA STONE TOP OF THE RECEPTION DESK

Flooring and wall claddings

The detail of the bicolor lava stone flooring which welcome clients in the hotel reception:

hotel reception, bicolor lava stone flooring
HOTEL RECEPTION, BICOLOR LAVA STONE FLOORING

See also: wayfinding and environmental graphics for horeca design

Tiles for Outdoor applications

Ideal for outside paving, swimming pools, and outdoor furniture, lava stone surfaces stand out for their extreme performance.
Durability, non-porosity, and heat-accumulation capacity make lava stone ideal as a coating surface for outdoor swimming-pool flooring.

pool lava stone tiles are endurable and give a natural look to the outdoor pool
EMERALD LAVA STONE TILES (BRICKS ON THE SIDES)
swimming pool lava stone tiles: the natural stone and its glazing effects
POOL TILE DESIGN: THE NATURAL STONE AND ITS GLAZING EFFECTS

Extreme performance of glazed lava stone  for enduring outdoor applications

AN INSIGHT OF THE ENAMELED LAVA STONE TILE
AN INSIGHT OF THE ENAMELED LAVA STONE TILE

The close-up of a lava stone tile makes clear the benefits of enameled lava as a coating surface for swimming-pool flooring.

The enamel layer the ceramic is layered and finally covered by a crystal coating and then fired. Thus, the enamel is an impervious layer of a vitreous substance which has been fused to a stone body through firing.
Through glazing, the lava stone surface becomes unaffected by UVs and is frost-resistant, almost indestructible, and waterproof.
Non-slip glazes can be applied to lava tiles used for staircases and poolsides.
The engobe layer is the layer underneath the enamel, a clay that closes micro holes or imperfections of the stone.
The stone layer the volcanic stone is ideal for any outdoor swimming- pool coatings, thanks to its heat-accumulation capacity.

Our outdoor lava stone table tops

Welcome Spring … we can start enjoying the outdoors again!

Our outdoor lava stone table top is a great choice for dining al fresco on your patio and in your garden.
100% made in Italy product, each piece is custom designed and unique from cut to enameling.

Ranieri Lava Stone table top: ready for springtime!
Ranieri Lava Stone table top: ready for springtime!

 

The glazed lava stone is a sustainable product, fully customizable and very suitable for decorating your patio and garden with table tops, benches, vases, floorings and wall patterns.
The glazed lava stone products are very resistant to low and high temperatures as well as discoloration and rust from sun and rain exposure.

In this example our warm milk satin enamel on a round table diameter 44 cm.
This finish, as for all our enamels, is a non-porous glazing.

from our color palette, comparing milk satin, emerald, and vanilla color

Our lava stone is an excellent material to be used in design projects on hotels, resorts, and restaurants, for indoor and outdoor decoration.

restaurant lava stone table tops

Ranieri Lava Stone Color Collection is perfect for inspiring you with a combination of beautiful spring tones: the glazing shades and the depth of our enamels will help you to create your unique decorative style for your outdoor environment.
Have a look to our Lava Stone Color palette:

our clients can choose from lava stone colors and glazing effects

Glazed lava stone table can be the key element in kitchens &  living room: see also Indoor lavastone tables, for kitchen and living

Modern, lively lava stone floor… Inspired by Chevron pattern

Old fitting pattern
Old fitting pattern

Old fitting pattern are very much in fashion in modern interiors: inspiring new interpretations, old patterns such as Herringbone, Chevron, Versailles and Bordeaux, are back now and again.
In this residential project, we applied the Chevron pattern with a bi-color glazing scheme, matching Pure White and Blue Denim enamels from our palette, with a semi satin finish.
denim pure-white

Chevron pattern, also called Point de Hongrie, can fit perfectly the projected spaces, adapting the sizes of the tiles to the total surface area.

floor
Bicolor flooring tiles, Blue Denim and Pure White, 27 x 37 cm

Single tile is cut in order to ensure that the floor fits, indeed the size of tile makes a big difference on the character of the floor: depending on the style you want to impress, short and narrow or wider tiles evoke different atmospheres.
In the project, meant for an holiday villa, the floor style interprets a rural and lively atmosphere marching medium size 27×37 tiles with a jazzy Blue Denim and Pure White color scheme:
blu-denimq


The Chevron lava stone floor runs from the wide living room to the outdoor patio floor.
This is a key factor with glazed lava stone, which comes with a large range of applications that are unattainable with terracotta: technically, kiln firing increases the resistance of glazed stone surfaces – suitable for high traffic use,  and for indoor and outdoor tiles (see glazing process and decorating techniques).

Craquelé: a distinctive note of glazed lava stone

Why craquelé?

Craquelé, or craquelure, is a french definition acquired from history of art, to point out the fine pattern of dense “cracking” formed on the surface of ancient paintings.
On lava stone glazed surfaces, being a simply a physical consequence of glazing process, craquelé is an aesthetic value of enameled lava stone products and tiles.
Craquelé intensity is variable, as it is a natural consequence of high temperatures stone glazing with crystalline colors.
This is distinctive and so much appreciated by lava stone lovers.

craquelé effect on white restaurant table top
craquelé effect on white restaurant table top
glazed lava stone countertop
craquele effect on ancient white

comparing 3 neutral enamels, we can appreciate how craquelé can change from one to another:

lava stone surface crazing change each time...
lava stone surface crazing change each time…

light, smooth, and yet visible is craquelé on this lava stone lamp:

lime yellow lamp
lime yellow lamp
glazed lava stone table
glazed lava stone table

 

and, finally, you can notice the crazying on our Vietri traditional table tops:

craquelé is perceivable on this traditional Vietri pattern
craquelé is perceivable on this traditional Vietri pattern
traditional Vietri tables
traditional Vietri table

Backsplash ideas for the kitchen #01

Whenever you are going to remodeling and updating your cooking spaces, or getting a new brand kitchen, DIY or working with architects… backsplash will be a key element in styling and decorating, and lava stone tiles can open your mind to a wide range of colors and pattern solutions, compounding natural stones and glazing effects, from 3 cm mosasic tile to XXL sized lavastone cladding.

mosaic lava stone tiles: 3 x 3 cm, with red final glazing
mosaic lava stone tiles: 3 x 3 cm, with red final glazing

Here, a cozy mosaic lava stone tile, cheerful, rustic, bringing all the red energy in the cooking worktop space.

backsplash in coffe bar is conceived in some kind of tile or surfaces to make for easy cleaning at the end of the day and at the same time welcoming for clients… this is our concept too: cozy yet utilitarian backsplash idea for you, family & friends!

Lava stone table top

Lava stone works well with wall cladding, wooden furniture, glass, metal frames, proving to be a creative and resourceful element in tables design projects.
Kitchen table can be part of a full lava stone kitchen project design consisting of lava stone countertops and sinks; or, on the contrary, lava stone kitchen table can match with different kitchen materials, as in the example:

natural gray lava stone table
natural gray lava stone table

Glazed lava stone table can be the key element in living room designs as well as for the outdoor scene, such as terraces or home gardens.

The lava stone top is in line with new home living trends: it can be frameless or fit into iron, wood, or rattan frames, with full versatility in playing with the home design project.

twin lava stone tables, glazed with marsala and argilla enamels
twin lava stone tables, glazed with marsala and argilla enamels
round glazed blu lava stone table
round glazed blu lava stone table
outdoor lava stone table
outdoor lava stone table

This can also be perfect for crowded places, as enameling is wear-resistant: a perfect choice for restaurant and hotel design, where lava stone tabletop will add admirable long-lasting accents:

restaurant outdoor lava stone tables
restaurant outdoor lava stone tables
outdoor lava stone tables with wooden frames
outdoor lava stone tables with wooden frames

 

table # 01

Round glazed lava stone table

Collection: Glazed Lava Stone 
Finishing: Tropic Green
h. 30cm, thickness: 2cm
diameter: 80cm
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Glazed lava stone table can be the key element in living room designs as well as for the outdoor scene, such as terraces or home gardens.
The lava stone top is in line with new home living trends: it can be frameless or fit into iron, wood, or rattan frames, with full versatility in playing with the home design project.