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New Ravenna x J. Banks Design

J. Banks Collection x New Ravenna

New Ravenna is thrilled to introduce a collaboration that has been a long time in the making! 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.

“Mlima” was inspired by the lines and forms found in a topography map

Maji mosaic

Maji mosaic with tumbled Thassos and tumbled Kay’s Green

We absolutely loved working with Joni on this collection. We kept crossing paths with her and her team at High Point Market, and eventually talked her into coming to see us in Exmore to really wrap her arms around designing the mosaic collection. Joni arrived fully prepared with her daughter, mood boards, and her brand new book in tow. Her visit resulted in striking mosaics that capture the essence of refined, southern-coastal style, flawlessly flaunting the contemporary elements popular in east coast interiors.

Looking Glass Bath

“Looking Glass” mirror mosaic

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.

 

Kubuni

From the “Trellis” family: Kubuni mosaic with brass and Nero Marquina

 

Kiawah Kente mosaic

Inspired by an African Kente cloth, the stone squares and rectangles in “Kiawah Kente” are scored and can be left without grout for a unique wall feature. Aluminum liners highlight the lines in this mosaic.

It’s no secret that Vanderslice loves to play with color and scale, and incorporate soft, neutral hues that evoke the inviting relaxation of a low-country retreat in her work. For example, Kubuni Grand, a classic geometric floor field just screams to be installed in a grand foyer! It can be seen in a subtle white on white for a textural take and also in earthy brown tones for a more rugged and natural feel. Wings is a mod take on a palmetto (though we’ve heard turtle, beetle and skeleton, too!), and creates a wing-like repeat. A nod to the vibrant coastal color palette of her Hilton Head home, Vanderslice created Tanzanian Squiggle, inspired by an antique African skirt and made to replicate the movement of water. Wimbi, Vanderslice’s take on a classic wave, can be done in two or three colors and is perfect for a chair rail or base board. Of the collection, Vanderslice says “…design is in the details, especially when the details are made by hand and are absolutely unique,” and we must agree!

From Tanzanian Trellis and Kiawah Kente to Serengeti Stripe and Maji, view the whole J. Banks Collection for New Ravenna here!

As each New Ravenna mosaic is made-to-order, any of the J. Banks Collection for New Ravenna mosaics can be customized with the client’s material preferences to fit the project’s scope. The collection is available at New Ravenna showrooms throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, and Dubai.

Introducing J. Banks Collection for New Ravenna

Luxury mosaic company launches new designer collection

 

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May 23, 2018 (Exmore, Virginia) – New Ravenna, America’s premier designer and manufacturer of luxury stone and glass mosaics, is pleased to introduce the J. Banks Collection for New Ravenna by Joni Vanderslice, principal and owner of J. Banks Design. The residential and hospitality design firm, based in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, has a global portfolio of projects that are a direct reflection of their design philosophy – home as resort and resort as home. Vanderslice designed the 15 patterns in this collection with three themes in mind: waves, trellises, and palms. New Ravenna’s design team visualized her concepts into mosaic form through various applications of color, texture, and shape.

The J. Banks Collection for New Ravenna captures the essence of refined, southern-coastal style, combined with the rich colors and graphic patterns of African tribal design. A Hilton Head native, Vanderslice flawlessly captures the contemporary elements popular in east coast interiors. Specifically, the designer drew inspiration for this collection from her travels to and around Africa through her non-profit group, The Valentine Project. By partnering with local Tanzanian churches, Vanderslice’s Valentine Project aims to provide safe homes for orphans in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The mosaic collection is decorated with inspiration from Africa – from Kente and Kuba cloths, to topography maps and wave patterns.

For the firm’s first-ever tile collection, J. Banks Design collaborated with New Ravenna to create a line of mosaics that offer an upscale coastal profile for residential or hospitality projects. Vanderslice, who loves to play with color and scale, incorporated soft, neutral hues that evoke the inviting relaxation of a low-country retreat, as seen in Kubuni Grand and Wings, and a vibrant coastal color palette, as seen in Tanzanian Squiggle and Wimbi. The designer rescaled some of the patterns to cover options for kitchen backsplashes, powder room floors, and large-scale versions for foyer floors or master baths. Vanderslice says of the collection, “…design is in the details, especially when the details are made by hand and are absolutely unique.”

As each New Ravenna mosaic is made-to-order, any of the mosaics in the J. Banks Collection for New Ravenna can be customized with the client’s material preferences to fit the project’s scope. The collection is available at New Ravenna showrooms throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, and Dubai.

About J. Banks Design:
J. Banks Design, a full scale residential and hospitality interior design firm of 45 professionals, believes in cultivating strong client relationships through outstanding customer service and attention to detail. J. Banks Design’s interiors are best known to reflect the personal preferences and style of each of their clients in an elevated manner. Luxury without pretense, unique scale and proportion, and a blending of old and new are signature elements that are found within the firm’s designs.

J. Banks Design is regularly ranked as a Top 200 Interior Design Giant and Top 75 Hospitality Design Giant by Interior Design magazine; has been named as the Southeast Contract Designer and their Italian Project was bestowed with a Gold Key Award for Best Resort Design. The firm is currently working on a design book with Gibbs Smith publishers, and their work has been featured in leading publications including Coastal Living, Traditional Home, Hospitality Design, Boutique Design and Robb Report.

 

 

 

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New Ravenna Introduces J Banks Collection (05.23.18)
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Tanzanian Sqiggle glass J Banks Design
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Tanzanian Squiggle J Banks Design
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Tanzanian Trellis Grand J Banks Design
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Tanzanian Trellis J Banks Design
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Wimbi glass J Banks Design
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