We are delighted to share this gorgeous placement of our La Panthére Noire mosaic in Modern Luxury‘s August “Hamptons” issue!
For 40 years, HAMPTONS magazine has celebrated the affluent and influential beachfront community of Long Island’s East End. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, HAMPTONS is the essential weekly read that reaches the most prominent and powerful within this area. With a focus on real estate and interior design, fashion and fine jewelry, art and culture, dining and entertainment, fitness and philanthropy, HAMPTONS is the ultimate authority on the very best of what the Hamptons has to offer. Written by a highly curated roster of local tastemakers and prominent people in the know, HAMPTONS is recognized as the preeminent voice of the Hamptons. Our strategic distribution, including exclusive estate delivery, provides an incomparable opportunity for clients to reach the prestigious and coveted Hamptons consumers.
The article asks readers, “Fancy a feline on your tiles that makes your kitchen surface roar?” And, who would say no to that!? Giving our showroom in Southampton, Blackman, a shoutout, the piece reads, “With the push for modern home styles, the art of hand-laid mosaics may seem like a thing of the past. Enter New Ravenna, the premier designer and manufacturer of stone and glass mosaic tiles featuring magnificent handcrafted mosaics that are fashioned into decorative borders, murals, field tile and medallions. All handmade work is composed in its artisan studio located in Virginia using ancient Roman methods of placing one piece of the puzzle at a time. Painstakingly precise, time consuming and visually astounding, New Ravenna’s results are complex and impressive. This is one ancient craft that’s here to stay.
Panthére Noire is a hand-cut jewel glass mosaic in Absolute White, Obsidian, Champagne, Peridot, Emerald, Mirror, and 24K gold and can be fully customized with the client’s material preferences to fit the scope of any commercial or residential project. The La Panthère mosaics can be installed on walls, indoors or out. Creative director, Cean Irminger, says of the inspiration, “…we wanted to create an ode to the iconic graphic arts of the Jazz Age. The hundreds of groundbreaking illustrators of the time left us spoiled for choice, but ultimately we decided to design our pieces in the style of Erté, considered to be the father of art deco. The lithe, sensuous feminine figures of his theater and fashion illustrations are timeless in their beauty, with nods to the ancient worlds, Eastern cultures, and abundant sumptuous decoration. We chose to depict our femmes and felines in the traditional deco palette of black and white and laid them on a textured bed of 24k gold as a reference to the magnificent Byzantine mosaics of Ravenna. The versatility of glass made it possible to depict details such as the inert power in the bodies of the panthers, the tiny decorations in the headdresses, and the flower canopies. Thousands of hand shaped tesserae allowed us to use the inherent storytelling abilities of our craft to pay homage to the period and the man himself, Erté.”
New Ravenna mosaics are available at New Ravenna showrooms throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, and Dubai.