August 25, 2016 (Exmore, Virginia)….New Ravenna is pleased to introduce Palazzo, a collection of mosaics by Sara Baldwin Design and Paul Schatz. The 13 patterns are handcrafted in Virginia from natural stone and were inspired by the expansive Italian palaces constructed during the Renaissance era. The Palazzo collection explores classic motifs from Roman and Byzantine design. Each piece of stone has been cut by hand, saw or waterjet and either honed, polished or left in its original organic state.
Sara Baldwin, founder and creative director of New Ravenna says of Palazzo, “Originally, I was developing a mosaic for a foyer and reflected on the purpose of the entrance to our homes. A foyer is often a small space that has the capacity to make a dramatic statement with elegant material and generous scale. Often we seek to bring outdoor elements inside a home’s design, which is why I love using natural marble. Its inherent striations are uniquely beautiful, reflecting the soul of the stone.”
Each pattern can be fully customized with the client’s material preferences to fit the scope of any commercial or residential project. Every mosaic in the Palazzo collection is made by hand in Virginia and can be installed indoors or out, on floors or walls. The collection is available at New Ravenna showrooms throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, and Dubai. www.newravenna.com 757-442-3379
New Ravenna is America’s premier designer and manufacturer of stone and glass mosaics for both residential and commercial installations. The handcrafted mosaics are fashioned into decorative borders, murals, fields, and medallions. Mosaic materials are tumbled, honed or treated to create distinctive styles, subtle shade variations and textures. The installations are custom works of art in mosaic tile, which often incorporate the designs of architects, interior designers, and their clients.
New Ravenna products are available for purchase through 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.
Top image: Lucius, shown in polished Calacatta Tia and honed Thassos.