Furnishings and Art Work
We provide services in the design and installation of delicately executed mosaics, paintings, sculptures, liturgical furnishings, and other artwork. Our experts specialize in sourcing, design, execution, and installation, matching materials to the artists, sculptors, masons and skilled craftspeople who are needed to fulfill projects including murals, bas-reliefs, fine wood-working, and stone or marble objects. Our commissions span large and small secular and religious environments. Rambusch coordinates the selection and purchase of mosaic tile, marble, and stone worldwide. The mosaic artists with whom we have long-standing relationships fabricate our commissions in Italy.
Art Metal Work
Since 1919, Rambusch has produced art metal, molding, and shaping materials into symbolic and functional forms. From initial design to completed objects, the company continues the tradition of communicating ideas and iconographic richness through its designs. One of the firm’s early underpinnings, Rambusch mechanics have worked practically every known metal — bending, stamping, brazing, cutting, and welding raw materials into resplendent works of art that are relevant and useful on a daily basis. We renovate and restore the noble metals: gold, silver and platinum.
For liturgical spaces, our artisans create new liturgical furnishings and other central elements including tabernacles, candle stands, and processional crosses. From decades past, we are often called upon to adapt our original works, recreating complete litugrical furnishings from surviving doors, frames, and other surviving elements.
Rambusch has long produced liturgical furnishings and objects for worship and secular environments, designing and shaping materials into symbolic and functional forms. From initial design to completed objects, we still weave the traditional thread of communicating ideas and iconographic richness through our work. Our artisans continue to create new liturgical furnishings and other central liturgical elements such as tabernacles, altars, ambos, fonts, candle stands and processional crosses. All unique to your tastes and needs; nothing is ever standard. We are often called upon to adapt our original works from decades past, or reclaim and recreate complete furnishing sets from stonework, doors, frames and other surviving pieces. Though our services, our clients have an exceptionally wide range of forms, materials, colors, textures and lighting effects to work with. By working closely with them to narrow down and use these effectively, we help them create truly communal and religious atmospheres that aid individuals in their personal practice of worship.
Mosaic Design and Creation
For design and installation of mosaic projects of any size, Rambusch handles the logistics that go into producing both small and large-scale fabrication and installation. We plan, design and cartoon in our facility. Fabrication, andamento (the directional trend of the mosaic tiles), sectioning, and projection (for compound curved surfaces) are performed under our close supervision in Italy or in other studios near project locations. This same, highly detailed process goes for any mosaic commission we undertake, from the smallest adornment to the 90-ft gold dome of the National Shrine.
Over the decades, we have developed long-term relationships within the mosaic art communities. This valuable resource of talented, responsible individuals allows us to provide experienced craftspeople and specialists in many disciplines, all over the world. They execute our specific designs and work under our direct supervision. Our partnerships have been forged through many successful projects. For mosaic, painting, decorating, and unique sculpture, our long standing associations are steadfast resources to provide clients the benefits of greater design fabrication scope under Rambusch design management and supervision.
Mosaic is a delicate art that, by its very nature, is prone to deterioration if not properly cared for. Tthis is especially true of exterior mosaic panels. Since removal of most artworks can be disastrous, Rambusch is well-positioned to service and repair existing mosaic in situ using our associated technicians who are trained to assess tile and mortar conditions and then maintain, stabilize, and document mosaic art. Even if one does not require repair and wholesale replacement of loose and missing tesserae, proactive maintenance is the most important step to conserving mosaics for future generations to enjoy. Rambusch is happy to provide consultation in the care, repair, and restoration of many of the art forms found in liturgical and public settings.
Rambusch was honored by the National Shrine’s commission to commemorate this historic event with a canonization banner.
Rambusch was an active participant in the creation of a unique family of decorative lighting fixtures that were understandable yet unique, both inspiring and supportive of the environment in which they have been placed.
We designed, manufactured, and installed an integrated, expandable lighting system of Rambusch fixtures controlled by a Lutron multi-scene dimmer to serve all the various liturgies and lighting needs.
Rambusch was selected to lead the team of artisans by Phelps Construction, who moved Liberty’s torch to the Statue of Liberty Museum on Ellis Island. Our artisans carried out conservation and restoration, including new lighting to illuminate the torch.
Rambusch provided lighting, stained glass, artwork, and liturgical furnishings services for the renovation of the historic New York Supreme Court Appellate Division Building.
Rambusch designed and shaped a new liturgical environment — altar, ambo, reredos, cathedra and the new Blessed Stanley Rother Oratory — all viewed under a flexible Rambusch lighting system.
Rambusch created new liturgical furnishings, the altar, ambo, and font tower, all following the design of historic elements at Saint Vincent Martyr Church in Madison, NJ
Rambusch designed and installed a five-foot tall mosaic honoring St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the school's namesake.
Rambusch designed and executed the drawings, models, and construction of the sculptures in the Garden and the mosaic Mysteries of the Rosary at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.
For the past five years, the Rambusch Company has been at the Cathedral Church of Saint Catharine of Siena making updates and improvements to lighting, artwork, and liturgical furnishings.