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Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year – Ultra Violet

We always look forward to the annual surprise of Pantone’s Color of the Year. Especially during the winter when we start to feel like interior design is one big world of gray and white (grays and whites – we still love you). Color influences and inspires us all, so it’s fun to get creative with whatever new color(s) they choose, especially when we find a color in our profile that’s close to the one they named!

PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet

Purple is one of those love-it-or-hate-it colors that can be subtle and airy or bold and vibrant. Pantone says this year’s color of the year, Ultra Violet, is meant to be “dramatically provocative and thought-provoking, [communicating] originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”

We recolored our mediterranean-inspired Granada pattern by Paul Schatz to spread the Ultra Violet love!

“The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.” – Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute.

Now we’re thinking about all the other ways we’d use this purple hue! In 2016, a customer asked us to add purple into this ikat-inspired Loom border.

We actually have a large job of our Jacqueline Vine jewel glass mosaic in purple hues on the production floor right now. One of our clients was ahead of the game!

Introducing the Broad Street Collection

Click here to download the Broad Street press release

 

OMBRE TATAMI, designed by New Ravenna

 

IN 1991, Sara Baldwin was a 20-something, toddler-toting entrepreneur who decided to put her master’s degree in fine arts to practical use. A long-time admirer of mosaics, she seized the opportunity to put a modern spin on the ancient technique by making mosaics for high-end residences and commercial buildings. She and a small team of artists designed and made the mosaics by hand in the rural town of Exmore, Virginia — and there, New Ravenna was born. Soon after, the young mother’s business grew out of the shop they were working in, and she bought almost all the buildings on Broad Street in Exmore, breathing new life into spaces that had been sitting vacant for years. In the same sense, New Ravenna has continued to rejuvenate a practice thousands of years in the making in the same location of the company’s humble beginnings. Hence our latest collection’s name – our home – Broad Street.

More than 25 years later, we are still designing and manufacturing mosaics in those buildings in Virginia and shipping them globally. Broad Street, a heritage collection, pays tribute to the legacy that artists, designers, customers, and suppliers have helped us create. Interior designer Joni Vanderslice, textile designer Kevin O’Brien, artist Gail Miller, and our very own creative director, Cean Irminger, collaborated with our design team to give their  artwork a new life in glass mosaic.

Cean says of the Broad Street collection, “our muse has always been nature. In this collection, we took scenes and patterns from the outdoors and interpreted them using styles from different artistic periods such as Impressionism, Art Deco illustration, and Realism.”

All these designs can be fully customized to suit your specification. Samples and quotes for these mosaics can be requested from any of our showrooms.

MOD PALM is the first tile design by award-winning interior designer Joni Vanderslice. Vanderslice, owner and founder of J. Banks Design, is known for her skill of blending contemporary and traditional styles in both residential and hospitality design. The idea for Mod Palm stemmed from a personal photograph and takes on an entirely new dimension in mosaic.
 

WATERWEB, designed by New Ravenna

 

WEEPING WILLOW
An ombre expanse of textured branches and leaves, designed by Kevin O’Brien.
THE GLADE
Creative director Cean Irminger designed this mosaic in a playful vintage art deco style.
 

PYTHON, designed by New Ravenna
 

BLACK POOL, an original acrylic painting by artist Gail Miller, is the perfect blend of serene, eye-catching, and moody. For this collaboration, we interpreted her artwork into two styles of glass mosaic.
 

LIVING WALL
Inspired by the lush greens used in vertical gardens, this glass mosaic “living wall”, designed by New Ravenna, maintains its vibrancy year-round without the upkeep requirements of live plants (plants, we still love you).

 

New Ravenna Introduces the Broad Street Collection

 

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December 7, 2017 (Exmore, Virginia)……New Ravenna is pleased to introduce Broad Street, a collection of nine glass mosaics inspired by nature. The mosaics are handcrafted by artisans in Virginia using New Ravenna’s jewel and Serenity glasses in mixed finishes. The collection is a collaboration by New Ravenna’s own creative team and artists and designers from around the country. The artwork for the collection explores scenes from nature, such as lush greens that create a vertical garden, interlacing patterns of snakeskin, light reflecting on a pool of water, gentle gradations of a misty morning, and a screen of palm fronds. The large, repeating pattern of textile designer Kevin O’Brien’s signature design, “Weeping Willow”, becomes a textured, ombre expanse of branches and leaves in its mosaic form.

Chincoteague Island artist Gail Miller’s “Black Pool” panel uses 28 glass colors to replicate the moody hues from her original acrylic painting. This collection includes “Mod Palm”, the first tile design by award-winning interior designer Joni Vanderslice. Vanderslice, owner and founder of J Banks Design, is known for her skill of blending contemporary and traditional styles in both residential and hospitality design. The idea for Mod Palm stemmed from a personal photograph and takes on an entirely new dimension in mosaic. Intensity in color and texture are magnified in each individual tile, with the larger composition revealing a detailed work of art that is suitable for both home and resort.

Cean Irminger, the company’s newly appointed creative director, contributes “The Glade” to this collection, designed in a playful vintage art deco style. Irminger says of Broad Street, “Our muse has always been nature. In this collection, we took scenes and patterns from the outdoors and interpreted them using styles from different artistic periods such as Impressionism, Art Deco illustration, and Realism. We’re thrilled to show off the scope of our abilities and continue the heritage of mosaics as custom works of art. Over the past 26 years, we’ve found that glass is a wonderful material to work with at this level of artistic detail; it also offers us an incredible range of color to play with. Our company resides on “Broad Street” in Exmore, Virginia, and the name is a nod to the history, the people, and the home that helped to shape our artistic vision. The Broad Street collection builds on our past and reflects our commitment to innovation and collaboration.”

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 Trove Collection 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

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New Ravenna is America’s premier designer and manufacturer of stone and glass mosaics for both residential and commercial installations. The hand crafted mosaics are fashioned into decorative borders, murals, fields, and medallions. Mosaic materials are polished, tumbled, honed and cut 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.

 

Media contact: JoAnn Locktov, Bella Figura Communications
Email: joann@bellafiguracommunications.com
Phone: 415-383-1399

 

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