Summer Carpet  CLOSE-UP of SUMMER CARPET SPECTRUM INTERNATIONAL AWARD OF MERIT 2005

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Summer Carpet The custom mosaic commission of approximately nine feet by five feet is surrounded by an off-white travertine stone tile in a penthouse condominium foyer. Three grout colors were selected to enhance the carpet-like shape and border definition. The fourth choice, black grout surrounded by black tessarae in the center, provides the richness and refinement necessary to complement the clientís interior dÈcor. American walnut, linoleum and clay molds were carved to render 1,700 hand pressed low-relief, floor tiles. The tiles were bisque-fired. After cooling, glazes were hand brushed for a second firing at 2,200 degrees. The 2,000+ grout joints where two colors meet were individually masked and thus offer clean and crisp lines..

Team Members
Designer/Installer: Eric Rattan
Apprentices/Assistants: Diane Neukirch, Leslie Rattan, Lisa Rattan

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SANTA FE DESIGN STUDIO
ARTIST ERIC RATTAN
STONE AND TILE MOSAICS

 

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