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04 Oct 15 New Ravenna Dimensioni Collection


New Ravenna is pleased to introduce the Dimensioni Collection. The 3 designs are inspired by the urban and natural landscapes of Italy. In honor of the heritage of hand crafted stone, both Città and Coliseum are created from Calacatta, a luxurious Italian marble.


The geometric lines of Coliseum originate in a classic hex, framed by a triple border of dimensional edging and finished with the pillowed softness of Venetian honing. Città is a modern mosaic that creates volume through faceted design. New Leaf is a reflective tile design available in four colorways of metallic glass; Platinum, Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, and Gunmetal. See New Ravenna Parterre Collection.


Sara Baldwin, founder and creative director of New Ravenna says, Mosaic has a historic precedent of astonishing texture, the Byzantines placed gold pieces at angles to reflect light. This collection takes refraction a step further by exaggerating each piece of stone and glass to create surface depth. We wanted to capture the remarkable textures of Italy with strong geometry and organic fluidity.


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08 Sep 15 New Ravenna Parterre Collection


New Ravenna is pleased to introduce the Parterre Collection designed by Sara Baldwin and Paul Schatz. The 18 designs in this collection are hand crafted in natural stone, Serenity glass, shell, ceramic, and aluminum and are available in different material combinations.


In Renaissance Europe, a formal garden was known as a parterre, an elegant planting of scented herbs and perennial borders, edged with gravel pathways. This historic landscaping inspired the Parterre Collection with designs that evoke the royal gardens at Versailles and Kensington Palace. Arabesque, geometric, and floral patterns are defined with hand cut mosaic, shell, and aluminum.

Baldwin says, The parterre gardens were beloved for their charm and symmetrical grace. Each one became an oasis of tranquility and scented beauty. While designing this collection, Paul and I combined materials to replicate the organic texture of the gardens which were a medley of earth, foliage, masonry and pebbles.


Every mosaic in the Parterre Collection is hand crafted by artisans on the Eastern Shore and customized to fit each installation. The mosaics can be installed on both vertical and horizontal surfaces, indoors and out. New Ravenna. Previously, Cement tile in modern interpretation.


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28 Mar 15 schüller.C Kitchen Classic Collection


Contemporary classic is without doubt the stand out trend for 2015 – the merging of classical and contemporary. From the muted colours of a more historic palette used across contemporary designs and finishes, to modern high gloss fronts on classical country style cabinets, it is all about creating options that suit both personal style and architectural surrounding. This is what 2015 schüller.C collection offers.


So whether you hanker after traditional design but live in a modern abode or reside in a more historic setting and have a passion for contemporary, the schüller.C collection offers inordinate design options to create the perfect contemporary classic space.


The 2015 colour palette incorporates 28 beautifully coordinated satin lacquer fronts, available across 7 different front designs. Further options present in a collection that includes glass, matt and gloss finishes.




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04 Dec 14 clé Elements Collection


clé has introduced the Elements Collection, handcrafted by British ceramicist Boris Aldridge. The Elements Collection is comprised of square and hex shapes of hand formed stoneware tiles in 7 nature inspired elemental colors. The 4″ tiles are either solid ceramic or filled with crushed glass, either turquoise or recycled white, that has been melted and cooled, creating a crackled effect.


Boris Aldridge mixes his own glazes, brushing each tile with several layers of color to achieve a painterly effect of depth and complexity. The tiles can be installed indoors and out, on vertical and horizontal surfaces. See clé Rorschach Tile Collection by Timorous Beasties.

The new Elements Collection is filled with the nuances of Aldridge hand. From his surface undulations and glaze flow, to the pooling of their recycled glass interiors, Elements is aptly named. Each of these surface characteristics are full of the forming, painting and carving of a master craftsman whose expertise allows for a porcelain collection of masterful modern imperfection. clé.


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10 Nov 14 New Ravenna Aurora Collection


Designed by Sara Baldwin, New Ravenna Aurora Collection consists of 24 mosaic designs hand crafted in natural stone, 24k gold glass, jewel glass, and shell. Each mosaic consists of hundreds of small individual pieces that have been hand cut and assembled by artisans on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.


Aurora was inspired by Sara Baldwin travels to cities steeped in gilded history where architecture is punctuated by flashes of brilliant gold. My travels to Paris, Istanbul and St. Petersburg became the origins of my thoughts about material cultures that celebrate luxury with texture and contrasting surfaces, says Baldwin. I dreamt about these historic patinas that grew only more beautiful with the passage of time. Every mosaic in the Aurora Collection is a custom creation, sized to fit each installation. The mosaics can be installed on both vertical and horizontal surfaces. New Ravenna.

Jewel glass Miraflores Collection by Paul Schatz
Houndstooth Collection from New Ravenna Mosaics


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28 Oct 14 clé Rorschach Tile Collection by Timorous Beasties


clé introduces the Rorschach Tile Collection designed by Paul Simmons and Alistair McAuley of Glasgow based Timorous Beasties. The Rorschach Tile Collection is comprised of 5 designs and hand lithographed on 12″ x 12″ limestone or thassos marble tiles. Inspired by traditional damask motifs, which originated in the 9th century, Timorous Beasties have integrated the classic pattern with Rorschach conceptual imagery.


The combination of a familiar medieval motif and a modern blotch-pattern believed to unlock the subconscious has resulted in subversive floral abstractions. Simmons and McAuley use hand drawing, marbling and puddles of ink to achieve their new damask imagery.


According to Simmons, these tile patterns are a reversal of the expected. Blotches, splats and drips are normally regarded as disordered accidents. By re-contextualizing the damask and using it as a vehicle to carry Rorschachesque symmetrical imagery, we have created beauty out of something conventionally repellent. In fact, by interrogating assumptions about pattern this way, we discover a new aesthetic, a new beauty.


Deborah Osburn, founder and creative director of clé is delighted to welcome Timorous Beasties to the family of tile artisans. She says, I’m an anglophile at heart, enraptured with the culture, history, people, land, flora and fauna of the british isles. Hence, my discovery, several years ago, of the masterful works of Timorous Beasties left me captivated with their self-described urban, edgy, irreverently elegant revisions of the classic designs of Victorian England. I have longed to collaborate with these masters of decorative motif. It is with great pleasure and pride that clé introduces a new chapter in our gallery of artists collections. cle.



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04 Sep 14 Braun food processor from Tribute Collection


The new Braun food processor, the KM 3050 is a versatile 3-in-1 food processor, mixer and jug blender. With this Tribute Collection kitchen machine, you have all 3 systems in 1 compact appliance.

Whenever you need something stirred, mashed, mixed or grated, the Braun machine takes the center spot on your kitchen countertop. It can easily handle up to 4 kg of dough.

The food processor is equipped with 900 watt motor, powerful yet extremely quiet. The variable speed with auto pulse function offers excellent performance. Choose from 15 speeds and several durable stainless steel discs for grating, slicing and shredding.

The machine also comes with a unique wide mouthed feeding funnel for easy and convenient filling of all fresh ingredients through the top.

The Braun Food Processor, the KM 3050 offers clear design language with its simple geometric shapes, and white and stainless colour combination with shades of green. Price is € 340. Braun.


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16 Jul 14 Jewel glass Miraflores Collection by Paul Schatz


New Ravenna Mosaics introduces the Miraflores Collection in glass, designed by Paul Schatz. The collection includes 7 designs in 10 colorways incorporating jewel glass, shell, 24k gold glass and natural stone. Miraflores, which means to Watch Flowers in Spanish, was inspired by the designer travels through Spain, Portugal and Mexico, and his study of Moroccan design and Chinese fret work.


The new iteration of the collection, which originally was available only in stone, has provided Schatz with a palette of brilliant jewel glass colors combined with unique textures of shell and honed 24k gold. He has also incorporated stone, providing a matte contrast to the reflective glass. It has been a fascinating process to re imagine my designs in different materials. By mixing up the textures there is new dimensionality created. Jewel glass allows classic design motifs to dance with color, the energy of the collection is especially vibrant, while the monochromatic hues and touches of gold create a sophisticated elegance. The new Miraflores mosaics are hand crafted in Virginia and can be installed both indoors and out. New Ravenna.




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13 Jun 14 Fagor range cooker collection


The new stainless steel European style range cooker collection from Fagor runs on both natural gas and Liquefied Petroleum. These powerful ranges can be installed seamlessly flush to the kitchen cabinetry or placed free standing. They are designed with a European convection fan system, which prepares your meals faster, and a built-in rotisserie feature for a unique in-home cooking experience.

Fagor stainless steel ranges are designed with cast iron grates, come in a 24″ and 36″ size option, are energy efficient, operating on only 15 amps of power and are engineered to perform for a lifetime. They have up to 5 gas burners, electronic ignition on all burners and flame failure safety device. The Fagor range cookers offer an efficient cooking option, allowing you the choice of using natural gas or LP gas.

LP gas is one of the most common alternative fuels used in the world. It is a cleaner, lower carbon, more efficient and innovative form of energy. Fagor supplies a converter kit for easy install. Fagor ranges can be installed directly next to existing kitchen cabinetry. For seamless integration, all Fagor ranges are equipped with adjustable legs, allowing for a perfectly leveled installation.

The range cookers are designed with 7 preset cooking programs, allowing for ultimate cooking convenience and making it easier to cook meals to perfection. Bake is recommended for baking bread and cakes, Pizza is used to cook pizza and other dishes requiring underside / bottom heating, Top Cooking is used for browning food after cooking, Broil is recommended for a quick, toasty broil, Convection Broil is uniquely designed for cooking large red meats, pot roasts and poultry. Turbo Plus works with built-in central fan heating element that distributes heat evenly and quickly and Defrosting is used to thaw frozen food in minimal time.

Fagor range cooker models feature unique rotisserie feature allows the range to be used in the most versatile manner possible. Imagine, creating deliciously succulent meats, perfectly seared on the outside, right in your own home.

The European style convection systems that are built into the ranges feature a unique third heating element that surrounds the convection fan, allowing for better circulation of preheated air for even distribution, thus allowing for faster cooking. Fagor 36″range is equipped with two convections systems, each one featuring 1,690 watt heating elements, for a total of 3,380 watts of power. Fagor stylish stainless steel trimmed ranges can be installed flush as it has adjustable legs for seamless assimilation.

Each range is built with 3 layers of insulated glass to keep the cooking area safe. In addition, they are all equipped with a thermocouple safety system, sealed burners and an easy to clean enamel interior. It also has a built-in timer that is programmable for up to 11 hours and 59 minutes. Fagor.


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10 May 14 Electrolux Expressionist Collection


The new Electrolux Expressionist Collection comes with many smart features, including 24-hour auto start for the coffee maker, variable temperature control for the water kettle and a countdown timer for the toaster.

The collection includes a drip coffee maker, a water kettle, a toaster, a tabletop blender and an immersion blender. It is designed to match the larger Electrolux kitchen appliances like the Inspiration and Gourmet ranges.

The Expressionist Collection will be launched in Europe in May and in Asia later this year. Some of the key functions and benefits of the collection appliances include,
– coffer Maker has AromaStrength selector and PureAdvantage water filter for a superb taste every time, and the intuitive programmable HighContrast LCD display for simple and quick operation
– 1.7 liter kettle offers variable temperature control and a realtime temperature indicator to let you choose and control the right temperature for tea; with the OneCup Turbo function, you can boil one cup of water in less than 60 seconds, making the kettle quick and simple to use
– the Expressionist toaster has a DigitalVision timer that counts down the time left for toasting and a XL toast capacity makes it versatile for toasting thick cut bread, as well as buns or bagels; the smart Lift and Check with digital pause function lets you check your toast without resetting the toasting time
– the 900 W tabletop blender makes short work of ice or nuts; its TruFlow titanium blades ensure a top blending performance and long lasting durability; the 5 program settings, including ice crush and smoothie, make it simple and quick to use
– the stainless steel designed immersion blender from Electrolux Expressionist Collection with TruFlow titanium blades delivers an effortless and consistent blending performance in less time; a 700 W powerful motor quickly blends soups, shakes or smoothies, while the dishwasher safe foot is quick and easy to clean


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