Or, you asked for it…more Ready-to-Ship products!
There are about twenty-five blog posts I want to write, many of them about my Abu Dhabi trip, but they’ll just have to wait a minute while I take care of some business. Here goes:
While visiting and interviewing New Ravenna customers about six months ago, a showroom manager’s words (thank you John, at Tile Showcase in Watertown, Massachusetts) summed up a common theme and still ring in my ears: “People are no longer willing to wait for their tile. They aren’t planning ahead as well as they used to. They want less expensive product, and they want it in two or three days, not weeks”.
Let me tell you–I can be a little dense sometimes (my mother’s high school nickname was “Oblivia”), but this advice was as clear as the proverbial bell. New Ravenna needed an expanded ready-to-ship line, and we needed it like yesterday.
Secondarily, we needed to speed up our “normal” production lead times for all our made-to-order products (we’ve since done that–two to three weeks for all mosaic orders, two to four for water jet).
Oh, and we stock it, so it ships in 24 hours. We just dispatched the first official concept boards, and showrooms should be receiving them any day. Our photos give you a taste of what is now available, at a showroom near you.
P.S. These collections are always works in progress. If you think we’ve left out something obvious, we’d love to hear your suggestions.
Exmore, Virginia, United States
New Ravenna Mosaics founder and Creative Director, Owner, Sara Baldwin Design, Bass guitar player, Envisioner, Appreciator of the Sublime and Ridiculous.