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Inside our partnership for the reopening of Miami’s legendary Surf Club

Ranieri Lava Stone partnered with Molteni, leader in Italian designer furnishings, in the re-opening of Miami’s legendary Surf Club: the Four Seasons Surfside, project by Richard Meier, interiors designed by Joseph Dirand.

The Surf Club is a historic building, an iconic oceanfront landmark at the northern end of Miami Beach.
It opened on New Year’s Eve 1930 and instantly marked the story as one of the most loved places by pioneers of the good life and Hollywood stars.
The Surf Club reopened after a five-year redevelopment as Four Seasons Surfside.
Architect Richard Meier re-designed the building as a five monumental rectilinear glass blocks building that glitter in the sunlight: the Four Seasons Surfside reopened as a hotel, condominiums and private club.
As the original coral-stone clubhouse was originally designed by Russell Pancoast in the “Mediterranean style” of the 1920s, the interiors, designed by Paris-based architect Joseph Dirand, revoke the golden age of the twenties being contemporary, intensely beautiful and artfully at the same time.
Ranieri Lava Stone partnered with Molteni, a leader in Italian designer furnishings, in this prestigious project.
We’ve been commissioned the newly designed Champagne Bar and the lava stone table tops of the restaurant, which occupy the very heart of the magnificent Surf Club.

BAR COUNTER / MIAMI FOUR SEASONS SURF CLUB

There’s an ingenious interplay of textures in the materials selected by Joseph Dirand, and the crackle-glazed lava stone has been used both for the majestic bar counter, the restaurant table tops, and other accent elements as lava stone support for lamps.

The decoration under the bar counter was achieved using a green glaze over fluted stone tiles to produce a wave-like effect. The customization of the enameled lava stone fluted tiles for the bar counter claddings enhance the exclusivity of the champagne bar:

BAR COUNTER: THE CLADDING WITH CUSTOM ENAMELED LAVA STONE FLUTED TILES

Over 3 mt lava stone slabs were used for the glazed top, hollowed inside to make it lighter:

BAR COUNTER, THE DETAIL OF WHITE ENAMELED LAVA STONE TOP

The same white lava stone glazing, with its distinctive craquelé, has been applied to restaurant table tops and supports for lamps:

CRACKLE-GLAZED LAVA STONE
LAVA STONE TABLE TOPS

In our stone project, each piece is unique, as for the supports for the lamps:

LAMP SUPPORTS
RANIERI LAVA STONE LAMP (JOSEPH DIRAND DESIGN)
LE SIRENUSE MIAMI RESTAURANT, DESIGNED BY JOSEPH DIRAND
LE SIRENUSE MIAMI RESTAURANT, DESIGNED BY JOSEPH DIRAND

All the lava stone pieces are custom elements: each detail from the cutting process to the finishes and the choice of enamels has been made to measure, step by step with Joseph Dirand team.

Here the final touch of the on-site installation:

We consider this project as a flagship in our portfolio as this represents our mission: as lava stone suppliers and consultants we partner with architects and designers throughout the creative stages of their stone-based projects bringing the project to the highest levels of achievement, up to the top result.

See also,  the process of research and the process of making.

Project: Four Seasons Surfside
Location: Miami
Architect: Richard Meier
Interiors by: Joseph Dirand

Wimbledon Sporting Championships receive a new luxury servery

Lava stone can reveal an exclusive appeal in luxury Hotels, Boutique Hotels, Resorts  and Lounge Bar, where the unique environment and intimate settings are highly appreciated and requested by clients.

The Wimbledon’s New Champions’ Room is the exclusive hospitality venue for the debenture holders at Wimbledon to provide an elegant and relaxing break with fine dining or afternoon tea.
SHH Architecture & Interior Design (SHH was commissioned as the consultant to deliver fresh, elegant interiors design concepts,  starting from the entry point, style of interiors to the design of the tableware.

design of the tableware is part of design concepts for the entire guest experience
design of the tableware is part of design concepts for the entire guest experience
Serving up elegant interiors (ph. courtesy SHH)

Ranieri Lava Stone partnered with the interior design project providing the custom lava stone furniture and details to enhance the restaurant exclusive atmosphere and prestige.
Champions’ Room relied on a custom lava stone design project for accessories, countertops and wall claddings.

Interiors view, with lava stone exclusive counter & details (ph. courtesy SHH)
Interiors view, with lava stone exclusive counter & details (ph. courtesy SHH)

Cheese counters, food boards, wall claddings and bar counter with coverings for seafood, were all realized on our lava stone custom project, with glossy white finishes.
We applied gold stainless steel graphics on the white glazed lava panel with a custom brand design.

Glazed lava stone Seafood counter, on the background, same glossy white glazing for wall cladding
Glazed lava stone Seafood counter, on the background, glossy white lava stone wall cladding (ph. courtesy SHH)

In the example: cheese counter, food boards, wall claddings and bar counter with coverings for seafood, were all realized on our lava stone custom project, with glossy white finishes:

lava stone wall cladding detail
Lava stone wall cladding detail
lava stone seafood counter with its coverings
Seafood counter with its coverings
white glazed lava stone cheese trolley
Cheese trolley
The detail of lava stone top for cheese trolley and food boards. Glossy white glazing
The detail of lava stone top for cheese trolley and food boards. Glossy white glazing

Glazed lava stone cheese trolley and boards

Bar Counter #01

Bar counter with monobloc lava stone

Collection: Natural Gray Lava Stone
Finishes: 
Monobloc pieces Light Pumice gray
Top covering Matte gray
Dimensions of monobloc pieces 40 cm depth, variable lengths 
length: 3000 cm 
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go to finishes suggestions: 
mattelight-pumice

 

 

Partridge eye lava bar counter

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Lava rock plays a great role in the luxury leisure and hospitality markets.
The possibility to forge stone surfaces block sized up to 3 meters makes the lava rock a stunning design element for islands, counters, receptions, that brings the experience of lava stone as the accent element in the luxury hotel and restaurant design.

In the example, a customized client design bar counter made with light pumice monobloc pieces of variable length, enhance the tactile perception of volcanic rock, while on the top matte finish increase wear-resistance.

Pumice lava stone for a restaurant project

The application of lava stone surfaces for this restaurant project has the aim to link the Vesuvian lava stone ambiance to the Italian and Neapolitan food proposal.

Wall cladding with grey lava tiles; white glazed lava tiles for the floorings
Wall cladding with grey lava tiles; white glazed lava tiles for the floorings

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The natural volcanic stone has been used in the pumice finishing because it is highly distinctive by nature; sometimes it is not worked upon at all, and the texture of the stone involve the public with a tactile and visual perception of the volcanic lava:

Wall cladding with grey lava tiles; white glazed lava tiles for the floorings
The detail of pumice lava stone

Bar counter:

the pumice lava finishing has been used for bar counter monoblomonoblocksvariable sizes and depth 40 cm.

partridge eye lava finishing
Bar counter monoblocks, pumice lava finishing

For top covering: natural lava stone has been smoothed on the surface, making the stone water and wear resistant, and giving in the meantime a darker and more intense texture.

Partridge eye lava bar counter
pumice lava bar counter

For the floorings: white glazed lava stone slatted posing with herringbone.

Flooring in white glazed lava stone
White glazed lava stone slatted posing with herringbone
A detail. Glazed lava stone flooring & Grey wall cladding
A detail. Glazed lava stone flooring & Grey wall cladding