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As Seen In: Tile Magazine

You can always count on Tile Magazine for the latest trends in the tile industry and we love that they love New Ravenna. Throughout the years, Tile Magazine has covered our collection launches from Broad Street to Aurora to Altimetry. Now, they’re covering our latest collaboration – the J. Banks Collection for New Ravenna!

Joni Vanderslice, president and owner of J. Banks Design.

Capturing the true essence of refined southern-coastal style, the J. Banks Collection for New Ravenna by Joni Vanderslice, principal and owner of J. Banks Design, combines rich colors and graphic patterns reminiscent of African tribal designs. Vanderslice, a Hilton Head Island, South Carolina native who draws design inspiration from her serene, seaside surroundings, adheres to one omnipresent motif – home as resort and resort as home. The 15 whimsical, yet bold patterns in her collection for New Ravenna are no exception. With three themes in mind; waves, trellises, and palms, Vanderslice and New Ravenna worked together to turn introspective concepts into tangible mosaics through various applications of color, texture, and shape.

Kubuni, a waterjet jewel glass mosaic, shown in Marcasite, Serpentine, and Quartz.

Vanderslice drew inspiration for this collection from her travels to and around Africa through her non-profit group, the Valentine Project. Vanderslice opened the Valentine Project Children’s Home in July of 2015, providing a home for Tanzanian orphans across all ages. By partnering with local Tanzanian churches, Vanderslice hopes to build more homes on the campus and continue her travels to and from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Throughout her time in Africa, Vanderslice was influenced by the many artisanal, organic textures of the Tanzanian communities. From Kente and Kuba cloths, to silk and cotton fabrics, to topography maps and wave patterns, Vanderslice incorporated all that her travels exposed her to in her newest collection for New Ravenna.

To see the full J. Banks for New Ravenna Collection, click here.

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