Business of Home is the daily media of record for the home industry, and the voice of authority for interior design professionals. Recently, they posted a Spring feature on pastels in their Collections: Gracie for New Ravenna.
“This spring, New Ravenna debuts its collaboration with the renowned handpainted wallpaper company Gracie. For this collection, five Gracie designs were interpreted into glass mosaic, all of which can be customized in size, color, and scale to suit a designer’s preferences. Gracie’s patterns reach back to the company’s beginnings in 1898—similarly, designs for this collaboration were chosen to represent historic themes, with motifs inspired by ancient Roman and Chinese culture, the late Japanese Edo period, and French Art Deco.”
In their article entitled, “Spring Forward with 7 new pastel products,” Business of Home says, “The delicate beauty of Gracie wallpaper has been translated into tile for this collaboration with New Ravenna. Linda’s Garden was inspired by a fresco that Linda Gracie saw in a Roman villa; the stunning mosaic uses an intricate combination of agate, amber, citrine, jade and opal.”
We are so honored to be a part of this piece, alongside admired brands like Mokum Textiles, Hwang Bishop, Lulu and Georgia, and Linen Salvage et Cie.
Five Gracie designs were selected for interpretation into glass mosaics. The designs were chosen to represent international historic themes, from Roman and Chinese antiquity to the late Japanese Edo period, and French Art Deco. Linda’s Garden was inspired by an ancient frescoed Roman villa Linda Gracie admired on her travels to Italy. Blythedunes was originally based on rare antique Chinese wallpaper. Wave and Blossom has a precedent in18th century Japanese stylized stream and plum blossom imagery. Waves represents the Gracie family’s love of the ocean and is influenced by a 17th century handpainted Japanese screen of the tumultuous sea. French Deco is an elegant motif of trees drawn from the work of eminent Parisian designer, Armand-Albert Rateau. The silver leaf used in the wallpaper was replicated with antiqued mirror in the New Ravenna mosaic.
See the full Gracie for New Ravenna collection here.