The Best of 2021
Before exploring expectations for 2022 it is worth exploring the trends we at Siminetti have seen during 2021 so far and look over some of our favourite projects. 2021 was a turbulent year. However, we saw some incredible project unfold featuring our mother of pearl surfaces. Some of those favourites are featured below.
Anthracite Steam Room
The Anthracite steam room shown in the first image features our 25mm square tiles. Mother of pearl is incredibly thin, only 2mm. The result is effortless application to curved surfaces, where thicker tesserae found on stone and glass mosaics will create staggered edges. Having smooth graduating curve on steam room benches not only results in a more comfortable place to be but limits the chance’s of damage to clothing, are easier to clean, and less likely to feature chips and breakages to edges.
Midnight Pearl Bathroom
A personal favourite of our marketing department, the use of darker tones and balanced lighting results in a highly indulgent setting. Midnight pearl is a highly reflective saltwater mother of pearl, as such Sjartec‘s use of this mosaic in the far corner of the bathroom opens up the space visually, reflecting light into the rest of the room. Natural variations in the midnight pearl help to tie together the light and dark within the room for a balanced backdrop.
Gentle Earth Bathroom
Another project from our highly regarded brand ambassadors in the Netherlands; Sjartec. The interior designers have created a warm and enriching space utilising earthly colours in the form of large marble effect panels with golden highlights and our statement Gentle Earth mosaic tiles. The masculine characteristics of this space highlights the versatility mother of pearl offers, equally as impactful when used in small spaces, large spaces, masculine décor or feminine décor.
Crackle Princess yacht
2021 saw us undertake a world first, Installing Crackle Decorative Panels onto a Princess Yacht destined for Hong Kong. The project led by Aquamare Marine saw the installation of crackle panels into all these of the vessels bathrooms, Crackle had never before been installed on a yacht and the results were breath-taking. Rays of light bounce off the sea through the windows then scatter on the panels producing mesmerising diffractions of light. Blues, greens, purples can all be seen as the rays of light are reflected by the nacre’s (mother of pearl) complex layering.
Midnight Pearl shower room
An inviting ocean inspired escape to relax and unwind in the comfort of your home. This tranquil design sees a combination of our saltwater Midnight pearl with beach cobbles set in the floor for a true escape to the ocean experience. Contrast between the mosaic, cobbles, natural woods and black details create a visually enriching and timeless décor sure to be enjoyed for a long time. Additionally knowing that upon the decision to remodel the space in the future, our natural product is biodegrable and can return to earth responsibly.
Ocean Drive Swimming Pool
The Ocean Drive swimming pool project was a crowning achievement for Siminetti and a project which will be remembered indefinitely. The late Architect Michael Graves designed 1500 Ocean drive to be a pioneering development on the seafront and in the most part it was. However there was one element which was never realised during his lifetime; a stunning curved swimming pool adorned with mother of pearl. At the time of completion the decision was made instead to install a rather lack-lustre brutalist concrete skin to the pool. In 2021 the condominium honoured Graves wishes with the installation of Siminetti’s Bianco and Midnight Pearl mosaic tiles. Check out our case study on this truly incredible project HERE.