Siminetti’s Current Mother of Pearl Mosaics
In 2010 Simon Powell established Siminetti and switched to exclusively supplying the finest Mother of Pearl mosaics to interior designers and architects internationally. Siminetti’s mission has always been creating inspirational luxury surfaces that are crafted with passion, viewed with awe and are kind to the planet on which we live. This statement is throughout everything that the company does. Starting with using only the finest sustainably sourced Mother of Pearl, from suppliers which take care of the habitats, animals and people where they operate. You can see more on this in our sustainability statement.
In the mission of supplying the world’s most luxurious surface finishes, Siminetti started by offering a range of freshwater and saltwater Mother of Pearl mosaic tiles. The mosaic tiles were available in a vast mix of styles and colours and provided a level of luxury unparalleled by other available surfaces. Our Mother of Pearl surfaces are hand made by specialist artisans to ensure only the highest quality is acceptable. Today Siminetti offer 19 striking colours and 12 different styles of mosaics. Our collections offer something for every project. From the calming tones of our freshwater pearl mosaics to the striking tones of our Saltwater Pearl mosaics, we carefully select only the finest materials to ensure elegant, long-lasting finishes.
In 2019 Siminetti launched our collection of Decorative Wall Panels, offering the ultimate in surface finishes and produced from our finest Mother of Pearl. Today we currently offer four stunning collections, each handcrafted and designed by our teams of artisans, selected by many of the world’s leading designers and found in many of the world’s leading homes, spas, superyachts, planes and palaces.
Initially we launched three collections, the Classic, Signature, and Texture collections. All of the panels are handcrafted by expert artisans, placing individual tesserae one at a time onto an aluminium honeycomb backing. We use a honeycomb aluminium backing for several reasons. The aluminium provides the panels with fantastic rigidity. The panels can be produced with a gradual curve. The aluminium backing creates a waterproof solution ideal for wet areas, and it is also an incredibly light material. The lightness gives our decorative panels an advantage over traditional large format solutions that are often very heavy.
The minimalistic designs of the Classic collection will add elegance to any setting. Available in up to five different colours, there is a classic panel to suit any luxury hotel, restaurant, wellness facility or private residence. The Classics were Siminetti’s first development in Decorative Wall Panels, where our existing mosaic tiles were converted into this new form of luxury decoration.
Moving up from the Classics collection is the Texture collection. The collection features seven 3D textured Mother of Pearl Decorative Wall Panels. Use to create a statement feature wall or ceiling or add texture and depth into a flat room. Combining practicality with ease of installation, our textured wall panels offer a luxurious alternative to traditional tiles with the fast installation time and minimal maintenance requirements. Textured wall panels excel in retail settings, hotels, restaurants, and leisure areas. Where the tactile nature will intrigue and inspire visitors.
The final of our three initial collections was the Signature collection, and one of our most successful collections to date. The Signature collection is designed to fit with the most discerning of interiors, producing a sense of exclusivity unrivalled by man-made surfaces. The collection features 9 unique designs each available in several colourways with an option to fit any luxury setting. The main differentiating feature from the first two offerings is the intricate details of each design, pushing the boundaries of what is possible with Mother of Pearl.
The successful launch of our first three collections in 2019 prompted the development of the Seasons collection. This collection was developed in collaboration with surface designer Chrisanna McArthur of London. The brief was to produce a series of panels, inspired by nature with a contemporary feel. Chrisanna developed twelve striking designs which launched in January 2021. Our Seasons collection was shortlisted as an SBID product design awards finalist in 2021. All of the designs in the Seasons collection are available in two elegant colourways, Innocence highlights on a Bianco base or Golden Promise highlights on a Bianco base.
Since Siminetti’s inception, our ability to create bespoke solutions has inspired interior designers, architects, private individuals and hoteliers internationally. This began with creating patterns using our Mother of Pearl mosaics, then moving to intricate works of art with introducing our decorative panels. Working with our artisans, clients have the option of developing completely bespoke one-off solutions. Bespoke commissions include a wall mural depicting an ocean seascape, tabletop inlay and a hotel front logo inlay for the reception frontage. Explore our bespoke design process here.
- Image 1: Encircle Hotel Lobby front, Project in progress.
- Image 2:1500 Ocean Drive swimming pool, Bianco & Midnight Pearl mosaic. USA
- Image 3: St Andrews Links bar front. 25mm Dove Grey mosaic. Scotland
- Image 4: Natural 20mm Harmonie on the ceiling of the teachers lounge bar, The LaLit London UK
- Image 5: Golden Pearl Drop Kitchen backsplash. Lawler Design Private residential project USA
- Image 6: Gentle Earth Bathroom, Project by Sjartec Netherlands.