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Our lava stone surfaces add a visual twist to the lighting design

Working side by side with Brossier Saderne for the international luxury hospitality company Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, on the project of the bespoke lava stone table lamps.

Lighting is an essential part of the interior decor.
The lamp itself can be that accent element to add a distinguished note to the environment, while the lighting function comes to be an essential part of the decoration.
Through the details of the shapes, textures matching, color schemes, the lamp as a design product can be a relevant key piece to enhance the whole ambiance.

The lamp can be that accent element to add a distinguished note to the environment in the hospitality projects
The lamp can be that accent element to add a distinguished note to the environment in the hospitality projects

Our partnership with Brossier Saderne

Partnering with international architecture firms, all our lava stone applications are for the made-to-measure, unique and distinctive products.
Brossier Saderne specializes in the design and manufacture of lighting products for the hospitality and site-specific creations.
Since 1987, Brossier Saderne has illuminated the most beautiful hotels, restaurants and cruise ships from all over the world.
Our partnership with a firm of such recognized designs and expertise has been an intense and rewarding experience.

The glazed lava stone lamp

The lamp, designed by Paris-based architect Joseph Dirand, revokes the golden age of the twenties while being contemporary and elegant. 

Design by Joseph Dirand. Brossier Sadern manufacturer, glazed lava stone lamp support by Ranieri Lava Stone
Design by Joseph Dirand. Brossier Sadern manufacturer, glazed lava stone lamp support by Ranieri Lava Stone

Ranieri Lava Stone takes part in the project with a longtime savoir-faire on the stone design principles, with a deep knowledge of hand chiseling, modern carving, and glazing techniques.

Our lava stone product is all made-to-measure on the clients demand, from the shape to the custom colors and finishes.
We loved the project and this bespoke lava stone glazed base, embellished by a craquelé finish which adds a special classy touch to the “age of the twenties” style.

The detail of the glazed lava stone bases, with the craquelé finish
The detail of the glazed lava stone bases, with the craquelé finish
Our aim is to contribute to the latest lighting design from leading designers and new talents with the innovative shapes and color accents of our surfaces.
We light up and furnish the spaces with the most stylish stone design products.

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.

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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:
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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

Our made to measure lava stone kitchen

The lava stone countertop, once cut, is the custom product par excellence: the client can choose shape, sizes, and colors of the kitchen worktop in accordance with their design project.

White lava stone kitchen cut up to measure: glazed countertops, sinks, and grey cabinets.
White lava stone countertops and gray wood cabinets.
White glazed kitchen in the pictures is part of a NY West Central Park luxury residential Project. Design by Bis Bis, The Un-Gyve Limited Group.

DURABILITY

Besides offering enormous potential for creative and custom design, glazing is essential for improving the durability of the countertop surface.
Indeed, due to the refractory nature of lava stone, the glazing and firing process makes the kitchen top resistant to water, chemical agents and to wear.

UPSIZE

A lava stone countertop can measure up to 3 meters, making it a center stage element and lending individuality to the entire kitchen design.

Lava stone’s versatility allows the client to use the stone in perfect harmony with other kitchen equipment.

COUNTERTOP EDGES

We offer a number of different countertop edge profile finishes.
This smallest of changes in detail makes the stone look very different, and can be the starting point for your countertop custom design.

KITCHEN SINK: COUNTER MOUNTING OR FREE STANDING?

cut up to measure free standing lava stone sink
cut up to measure free standing lava stone sink

As a key element in a custom design kitchen project, lava stone sink is made on client custom design: carved from individual blocks of lava, glazed and installed as free standing or counter mounting, designed to fit client need, taking care of installation to the final on-site details:

cut up to measure free standing lava stone sink
cut up to measure free standing lava stone sink
counter mounting lava stone sink
counter mounting lava stone sink
counter mounting lava stone sink
counter mounting lava stone sink

Note the choice of a traditional white enamel with craquelé effect – a timeless classic.

white enamel with craquele effect
white enamel with craquele effect.
Lava stone countertop, cut to size kitchen
White lava stone countertops and gray cabinets.

COUNTERTOP COLOR AND GLAZING EFFECTS

Once cut the stone countertop can be glazed with custom colors and effects chosen from our color palette

enamels for worktop glazing

Lamp #01

Glazed Lamp

Collection: Glazed Lava Stone
Finish: Pure White
h. 15cm
diameter 11cm
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Available in all the range of finishes and colors  on catalogue.

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lamp

Lava stone lamp, white glazing; this is a minimalist lighting design idea: natural stone product, absolute white enamel with craquelé effect, cylindrical shape.

kitchen sink #02

 

Free standing kitchen sink

Collection: Glazed Lava Stone
Finish: Pure White






Available in all the range of finishes and glazing on catalogue.
 

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craquele

This kitchen sink is carved from individual blocks of lava, then glazed in white  enamel and free-standing mounting.

Kitchen in the pictures is part of a NY West Central Park luxury residential Project. Design by Bis Bis, The Un-Gyve Limited Group.