Kensington Court Place, London - Mosaic Restoration

Kensington Court Place, London

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Conservation and reconstruction of 130 year old marble tesserae entrance hall to large mansion block in Central London. Before and after images illustrate the dramatic difference once the project was completed early in November. A challenge especially as the building was occupied during the works.

 

Kensington Court Place, London - Mosaic Restoration project

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Original Mosaic – Criterion, Pontypridd

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Criterion, Pontypridd. A replica of the original mosaic which was unfortunately beyond reconstruction. The entire new mosaic project took three mosaic to complete, from the initial template, hand-cropping & tumbling the new colour-matched tesserae, pre-fabricating in the workshop and installation on site last week.

The first image illustrates the rather poor weather and our resourcefulness using tarpaulins and heras fencing. The second is the completed work, ready for the building reopening end of September this year.

Thank you to Brian and his team, looking forward to being invited back end of next month…

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Bewleys Cafe, Dublin. Venetian glass and terrazzo mosaic

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Instruction by Paul Arnold Architects to visit Dublin and survey the Bewleys Cafe mosaic. An unusual early twentieth century mix of Venetian glass and terrazzo to the front facade of the building, which as a result of structural movement is in need of attention. Good colour-matching using the Orsoni standard colour smalti palette, for the numerous necessary in-situ repairs throughout the fine external mosaic decoration.

Work to be completed by October 2016.