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04 Oct 15 New Ravenna Dimensioni Collection

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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10 Jul 15 New Ravenna Shades of Gray mosaic

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New Ravenna is pleased to present a collection of mosaics in shades of gray designed by Sara Baldwin. All hand crafted, the mosaics made from natural stone display an array of different hues, from the deep charcoal Greystoke in Chevron, Hex and Penny Rounds to the warm Angora and Cashmere found in Kasbah.

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The cooler blue spectrum of gray is represented by Ombre Chevron with Lavastone, Zircon, and Alabaster jewel glass. Kelp Forest is created in Alabaster jewel glass, its undulating design defined by the gray grout which outlines each blade. Balsato Orvieto is a stone from Italy flecked with mini-geodes of quartz. Each mosaic is assembled by hand, one piece at a time. The mosaics are either custom made for each installation, or they are part of the Studio Line, which is ready to ship within 48 hours of ordering. See also Sea Glass mosaic tile and Tile Envy Edited by Deborah Osburn.

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According to Sara Baldwin, New Ravenna founder and creative director, gray is one of the most fascinating colors in nature’s spectrum. She says, “in the materials we use, gray is never a single note. Our natural stone and jewel glass ripple with striated color variations, creating an elegant vitality. In a design like Kasbah we have used only two different stones and yet the mosaic contains an entire spectrum of hues. It is this neutral medley that imbues gray with sophistication.


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10 Nov 14 New Ravenna Aurora Collection

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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.

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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.

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


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13 Feb 14 Houndstooth Collection from New Ravenna Mosaics

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New Ravenna Mosaics introduces the Houndstooth Collection, designed by founder and creative director, Sara Baldwin. Handmade in Virginia, the Houndstooth Collection consists of 4 colorways, including a classic black and white, a luxurious gold and red, an iridescent purple and pink, and a pastel combination of aquamarine and white.

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The Houndstooth Collection is a continuation of Baldwin’s explorations in designing mosaics inspired by textiles. Her prior designs have included ikat, suzani, paisley, kuba cloth, gingham, and plaid.

Houndstooth was originally created in the Scottish lowlands in the 19th century. The pattern was first used in American menswear in 1933 and has made a significant statement in the international fashion scene this season. Baldwin says, a classic pattern never really goes out of style. It is perennial, with cycles of popularity, like the one we are witnessing now. The broken-check pattern of houndstooth was a natural to adapt to mosaics. The challenge was to create unexpected modern colorways that allow you to see the traditional pattern with completely fresh eyes. This collection pays homage to my Scottish McCaleb family roots and my love of uninhibited color combinations.

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The Houndstooth Collection is available in jewel glass or natural stone. In glass, it is suitable for vertical interior installations. In stone, the mosaics can be installed indoors or out on both floors and walls. New Ravenna Mosaics tile is available in showrooms throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Dubai, and Russia.


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19 Jun 13 New Ravenna Mosaics new Delft Collection

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New Ravenna Mosaics is proud to introduce the new Delft Collection in a blue and white palette of jewel glass. Dutch Deltfware was inspired by Chinese porcelain which was brought to the Netherlands by the United Dutch East India Company in 1620. Emulating the crisp and vibrant color combinations, the Dutch potters covered their earthenware pottery in a white tin glaze and used a cobalt, a metal oxide pigment, to add decorative motifs of daily life.

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Inspired by both Asian and European ceramics, Sara Baldwin, founder and creative director of New Ravenna Mosaics, has created five new mosaics depicting floral, 17th century French Chinoiserie and classical Roman pineapple border designs. Each uses the traditional hand cut method to shape individual pieces of glass and is made to order in the New Ravenna Mosaics studio on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The Delft Collection is available in jewel glass or natural stone. In glass it is suitable for vertical interior installations. In stone, the mosaics can be installed indoors or out on both floors and walls. New Ravenna Mosaics.

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Previously,
Jewel glass water jet mosaic
Jewel glass and stone mosaic
Mosaic tile backsplash


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27 Jun 12 Erin Adams Collection for New Ravenna Mosaics

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New Ravenna Mosaics, famous for its amazing mosaic backsplash designs, is proud to introduce their collaboration with product designer Erin Adams. Adams has been creating mosaics in a twenty year career that has also encompassed housewares and interior design. Known for her vivid palettes and experiments with stained glass, Adams celebrates folk art traditions to mid-century graphics while paying homage to the artists that have inspired her. In addition to the core selection of jewel glass colors offered by New Ravenna Mosaics, Adams has incorporated additional opaque hues and named them after the design icons she admires. Aalto, Girard, Knoll, Ponti, Zeisel and Eames all have a place in her personal color vocabulary. They certainly should find the way in your glass mosaic splashback.

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The first Erin Adams collection for New Ravenna Mosaics includes twelve designs ranging from the continuous line mosaics inspired by Italian still life painter Giorgio Morandi to African textile kente cloth. Adams has playfully reproduced venerable Italian smalti in stained glass, replicating the shape of the legendary material in a riot of colors – all resulting in incredibly vivid mosaic tile backsplash.

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Pop plays significantly in her treatment of objects from the natural world – flowers, coral, clouds, fish, and hearts. Erin Adams turns drops of water into mod cartoons, using black and white stone, artfully allowing the grout to play a significant role. She always wanted to create a happy and refreshing collection of kitchen backsplashes with the patterns in white and a contrasting grout color, as this allows the pattern to speak for itself in a clean and defined way. In the white mosaics grout becomes part of the design element.

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The Erin Adams Collection for New Ravenna Mosaics in stone can be installed on floors and walls both indoors and out. The jewel glass mosaics are suitable for interior vertical installations.

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07 Apr 12 Glass mosaic splashback from New Ravenna

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Fiona jewel glass mosaic splashback

The fresh, vibrant colors of spring are celebrated in new mosaics from Sara Baldwin, founder and creative director of New Ravenna Mosaics. Made entirely by hand in Virginia, the glass mosaic splashback designs are inspired by the inlay technique which originated in the 17th century India. Baldwin interprets her fascination with the cultures of South Asia, replacing traditional bone and mother of pearl with brilliant jewel glass and natural stone. Fiona, Jacqueline Vine and Climbing Vine are delicate organic Glass mosaic splashbacks that represent growth and renewal.

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Climbing Vine jewel glass mosaic splashback

Baldwin says, My travels have taken me around the world where I delight in discovering ancient methods and patterns. I bring these ideas home to Virginia and interpret them them using the materials of my craft, stone and glass. One of my greatest challenges is to take an extremely hard and durable surface and make it appear soft and flowing, which to me, is the essence of spring.

New Ravenna Mosaics in stone can be installed on floors and walls both indoors and out. The jewel glass mosaic splashback is suitable for interior vertical installations. New Ravenna Mosaics creates custom and ready to ship tile for imaginative, sustainable, and durable surfaces.

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Jacqueline Vine jewel glass mosaic splashback

More from New Ravenna,
Mosaic backsplash designs
Mosaic tile backsplash
Kitchen backsplashes – Silk Road Collection


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12 Dec 11 Kitchen backsplashes – Silk Road Collection from New Ravenna

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The Silk Road Collection of stunning kitchen backsplashes combines mosaic styles of east and west, blending modern taste with the indigenous materials of Eurasia and design elements from many traditions. Every incredibly artistic New Ravenna mosaic tile backsplash is created using jewel glass and marble to achieve elegant texture and sinuous movement in custom mosaics for kitchen floors and walls. The warmth of hand crafted mosaics in palettes of winter white are classic and contemporary interpretations of myth and landscape. Central Asian Ikat textiles, silk ribbons, ancient Greek nudes, and florals inspired by the Silk Road all captivate the imagination. The mosaic kitchen splashback also features exotic marbles, sourced from around the world. Names like Thassos, Carrara, Nero Marquina, and Bardiglio sing a medley of international intrigue. Each design, by founder and creative director Sara Baldwin, is hand cut and assembled in Virginia. Color palettes range from blends of soft pearl whites to sparkly silver mirror with accents of gray and black. Kitchen backsplashes at New Ravenna Mosaics.

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17 Apr 11 Mosaic tile backsplash from New Ravenna

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You can have a stunning mosaic tile backsplash that will put your kitchen apart from others. New Ravenna gets the unique mosaic tiles, stones and glass from across the Americas, Europe and the Far East to design beautiful mosaic splashbacks, fireplaces, floors and countertops. The company keeps many classic designs ready to ship, but you can also create your own mosaic tile backsplash, using iridescent glass, stone and ceramics. New Ravenna.

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