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Erin Adams: Newest Collaboration for New Ravenna Mosaics

Erin Adams Bottles shown in Moonstone, Opal and Julius. Erin Adams for New Ravenna Mosaics (Picasa)
 Bottles in Moonstone, Opal and Julius Jewel Glass
June 5, 2012 (Exmore, VA)……...New Ravenna Mosaics 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.
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. Pop plays significantly in her treatment of objects from the natural world – flowers, coral, clouds, fish, and hearts.  Adams turns drops of water into mod cartoons using black and white stone, artfully allowing the grout to play a significant role. She says, ” I wanted to create a happy and refreshing collection. Although I’m known for color I also wanted to see the patterns in white with a contrasting grout color. 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.”


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.   New Ravenna Mosaics are available at tile showrooms throughout the United States, Canada, UK and Dubai.www.newravenna.com   (757) 442-3379

 Erin Adams Bottles shown in Peridot, Serpentine and Mica for New Ravenna Mosaics. (New Ravenna Mosaics 2012)  Erin Adams Kente shown in Juhl, Blair, Rhode, Rolly and Obsidian for New Ravenna Mosaics. (New Ravenna Mosaics 2012) Erin Adams Mod Drops in Lettuce Ming and Chinese Black for New Ravenna Mosaics. (New Ravenna Mosaics 2012)  Erin Adams Forks Knives Spoons shown in Moonstone for New Ravenna Mosaics. (New Ravenna Mosaics 2012) Erin Adams Smalti shown in Greta and Sardonyx for New Ravenna Mosaics. (New Ravenna Mosaics 2012) Erin Adams Cityscape shown in Moonstone, Sardonyx and Peacock Topaz for New Ravenna Mosaics. (New Ravenna Mosaics 2012)  Erin Adams Flowers shown in Peridot, Serpentine, Athos and Stella for New Ravenna Mosaics. (New Ravenna Mosaics 2012)
New Ravenna Mosaics is America’s premier designer and manufacturer of stone and glass mosaic tiles for both residential and commercial installations. The company’s products are handcrafted mosaics, made in Virginia, that are fashioned into decorative borders, murals, fields and medallions. Tile is cut and can be tumbled, honed, or treated to create distinctive styles, subtle shade variations, and textures. The end products are custom works of art in mosaic tile, which often incorporate the designs of architects, interior designers and their clients.
New Ravenna Mosaics are sold through exclusive designer showrooms across the country and internationally. The company provides design services along with on-site supervision of installations. New Ravenna Mosaics are found in homes, restaurants, hotels, casinos and businesses around the world.
For more information, images, interviews, and samples please contact:
JoAnn Locktov
(415) 383-1399 (CA)

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