Now in its 17th year, El Beit Magazine, the lavishly illustrated home, decoration and design publication from Cairo, has established itself as a way of life for thousands throughout the region. “The House” is what “El Beit” means in Arabic: a spot-on choice of title for the only monthly magazine of its kind published principally in Arabic. In a recent article on mosaics, El Beit included three mosaics from New Ravenna: Mod Palm, Chinoiserie and Ellen’s Fish. To read the full article, click here. Note: if you are using Chrome, there is an option to translate the piece from Arabic to English in the upper right-hand corner.
Of our “Chinoiserie” mosaic, El Beit says, “You do not need to use a brush and a paint to paint a panel on a wall. As long as you have small tiles in different colors you can make a dazzling mosaic, using random mosaic pieces of different sizes and bodies.” Chinoiserie is a handcut glass mosaic shown in Emerald, Tourmaline, Labradorite, Opal, Tiger’s Eye, Amber, Peridot, Champagne, Rose Quartz, and Pearl jewel glass with Marcasite Sea Glass™.
Per El Beit, “Mod Palm,” a hand-cut jewel glass mosaic shown below in Verdite, Peridot, Malachite, Chrysocolla, Savorite, Cat’s Eye, Jasper, Schist, Tanzite, and Peridot with Moonstone background with a Sea Glass™ finish, is “an innovative idea to use mosaic pieces of different colors.” Mod Palm was designed by Joni Vanderslice as part of the J. Banks Collection for New Ravenna.
Finally, “Ellen’s Fish” is a jewel glass mosaic designed by Ellen McCaleb for New Ravenna. El Beit describes it as “a practical solution to make the wall of the basin area the main attraction.”
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.