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our bar counter for alici, the Seafood Restaurant in Dubai Inspired by the Amalfi Coast

Welcome to another success story by Ranieri Lava Stone in association with Dubai-based surface specialists, Surface Eleven.
The restaurant comprises two levels, adorned by Ranieri Lava Stone bar tops: on the ground floor crudo and first-floor bars.

Alici Restaurant in the Bluewaters Island of Dubai

Alici is located in the Bluewaters Island of Dubai and overlooks the scenic landscapes of this dynamic city including the famous ‘Dubai Eye’.
The inspiration for Alici’s interiors comes from blue waters and bright moods; it’s a space bathed in neutral shades and heaps of natural light, blue tones, and white-washed wood.
When you think of seafood, the scent of the sea life usually accompanies the taste of fresh catch. This is what the new seafood restaurant in Dubai, Alici, aimed for by matching the interiors with the colors of the Amalfi Coast, from which it takes inspiration.
We would like to take you through the details of how the designer and client has interpreted this vision using Ranieri Lava Stone.
The team of Ranieri Lava Stone worked closely with Dubai-based surface specialists, SURFACE ELEVEN, with the designer of this project, LW Design, and the end client, the owner of Alici.
Our combined goal was to showcase the essence of Alici’s spirit by making the Ranieri Lava Stone bar tops and skirting one of the defining statements of the space.

Alici Restaurant in the Bluewaters Island of Dubai
Ranieri Lava Stone crudo bar top is tailored to our client requests, ranging from shapes to colours and finishes
Our bespoke lava stone bar counter

The Innovation

Ranieri lava stone has been placed on top of the Alici bar’s customized counter base made from glass fiber reinforced gypsum (GFRG).
The way we innovated the design can be seen from our renderings.

Crudo Bar Top and Skirting Production
Bar Counter Top

The Innovation in Design and Color

The production process involved many 3d shaped forms, such as corner details; with a process of carving and glazing dedicated to each selected lava stone slab, destined to be a part of every single piece of the bar counter.
The bar tops have a total thickness of 85mm with an elegant and smooth edge profile detail.
The skirting was carved out of solid blocks and is 3-dimensional in form. The lava stone was produced with a cristallo finish by using a 5-axis waterjet, where the glaze is applied before the crystalline layer.

The production of the 3D custom pieces
The glazing process of each lava stone piece of the bar tops
The edge profile detail

Because of its glassy element, the finish creates a stunning color variation that emphasizes the crackle effect and enhances the natural brightness of the rich sea blue color.

The crystal finish

The finished look

Even though Ranieri Lava Stone has a range of shades on offer, we customized a light blue color for the bar tops. The color was selected to support the client’s vision of customers experiencing an endless sea indoors.

Even though Ranieri Lava Stone has a range of shades on offer, we
customized a light blue color for glazing the bar top
, selected to support the client’s vision on customers experiencing the indoors as an endless sea.
On your next trip to Dubai, dine at Alici and sip your drink served on the phenomenal Ranieri Lava Stone bar tops. And let the waves of the ocean come at you with perfect stillness!

The lava stone glaze with its the crystal finish creates a stunning color variation of the rich sea blue color

Isadora, the sculpted daybed for the hospitality, workspace and retail sectors

Versatile, elegant, never boring, the Isadora daybed has been designed for the hospitality, workspace and retail sectors, as an iconic element to welcome the customer and invite them to stop and take the time they deserve.

The Isadora sofa, carved out of a block of lava stone and custom-made by Ranieri from a design by Charlotte Juillard, is on its second version.
The daybed is amongst the most popular pieces of furniture preferred by our customers.
This convinced us to propose a new version, which differs from the previous due to the central position of the pillow separating the two seats, and the smaller size of the sofa, making it suitable for small showrooms, offices and retail shops.

The Isadora sofa, carved out of a block of lava stone and custom-made by Ranieri, design by Charlotte Juillard
The Isadora sofa carved out of a block of lava stone and custom-made by Ranieri, design by Charlotte Juillard

Versatile, elegant, never boring, the daybed immediately becomes an iconic element to welcome and invite your customers to sit back and relax.
The structure made in pure lava stone is a single natural block of stone extracted and selected from the quarry face of the volcano. The only work that this bare beauty has been subject to is the polishing.

The detail of the stone finishes, the combination with the textiles and the gray satin metal
The detail of the stone finishes, the combination with the textiles and the gray satin metal

The neutral gray color easily matches any type of fabric and pattern.
Not only does the Isadora daybed suit many different designs in the hospitality, offices and retail sectors but is also perfect in a minimal elegant house living room.
Simple and sophisticated, the daybed is a custom-made piece, like any other applications branded Ranieri. Customers can choose the stone finish, the range of fabrics for the filling and the features of the metal support.

Progetto: Lavastone
Design: Charlotte Juillard
Material: 
Ranieri lava stone (matte finish) 
Fabric: Nobilis velvet 
Support: satin gray nickel 
Dimension (mm) : L 1500 X W 600 X H 450

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.