Feras Irikat is an interior designer with international experience in both residential and commercial design. His degree in Interior Design was taken at San Francisco State University, where he also did advance graduate work and research in Color Theory and Color Psychology. He has taught color theory and application at the University of California at Santa Cruz and several other colleges. Currently, Feras serves as the Design Director for both Mandala Tile and its parent company, Oceanside Glasstile, a world leader in the design and production of handcrafted artisan glass tile.
New Ravenna and Oceanside were two of the first mosaic companies in the United States, and in a sense, grew up together. Their connection has been fond and enduring. “Like New Ravenna and many of our other collaborators, Oceanside cut its teeth in the early 1990s. It was a time when we were all just getting out of art or design programs and testing the waters of the design and business worlds. And we’ve always kept in touch.” The result of Sara and Feras’s collaboration for the Synergy collection is Phoenix, a gorgeous glass tile mosaic based Feras’s own striking tattoo.
Feras Irikat is Design Director for Oceanside Glass tile.