Sir Stirling Moss
When Sir Stirling Moss embarked upon an extensive refurbishment of his Mayfair home, codenamed ‘Project 46’, he chose our elegant agglomerate finishes and Trend glass mosaic tiles to grace his 3rd floor bathroom.
When reviewing decorative materials for this project, Sir Stirling had checked out our Trend Italian-made, handcrafted glass mosaic tiles and loved the impeccable finish. So he invited us to carry out the installation, which comprised a flow-through bathroom and dressing area surrounding a panelled-in spiral staircase. Taking in hard flooring, wallcoverings, surrounds, vanities, a large walk-in shower, panelled bath and curved feature wall, the installation provided an elegant showcase for our beautiful, hardwearing, water-resistant, low maintenance finishes.
Working in close consultation with Sir Stirling, we proposed Polar Ice quartz agglomerate in tile and sheet formats for the main flooring, bath panels, shower liner and integrated seat, with Trend Vitreo white 2cm square semi-transparent glass mosaic tiles for the walls and shower flooring.
Around the room at window ledge height, there is a slim accent line, which is crafted from four runs of precious 1cm square Aureo white gold tiles. This silver accent is taken up dramatically by Trend’s inimitable Liberty Diamond designer mosaic, its characteristic irregular hand-cut shapes and shimmering diamond brilliance giving the room a distinctive contemporary look.
With no door frames interrupting the flow-through arrangement, square agglomerate floor tiles run straight up to the dressing room carpet, with underfloor heating adding a pleasantly warm feel and a special grip finish providing extra slip-resistance
Quartz agglomerate flooring in larger sheet sizes was also extended to the outside living space, with a Sabbia D’Oro finish used for an adjoining window balcony and upstairs roof terrace. The property’s relatively narrow spiral staircase and 2-person lift created something of a physical challenge, tiles having to come up on the elevator in small batches and the larger sheets being hoisted up on a winch.
Coincidentally, agglomerate slabs are produced in our highly automated plant in Sebring, Florida, directly across from the celebrated Sebring International Raceway. This was the very track where Moss had one of his most celebrated giant-killing successes in the 1954 Sebring 12 Hours race, winning a small plot of land alongside the racetrack, which was then virtually scrubland!