Tanzanian Trellis Grand is a waterjet jewel glass mosaic shown below in Alabaster, Alexandrite, and Dusk mirror. It was designed by Joni Vanderslice, principal of the J. Banks Design Group, as part of the J. Banks Collection for New Ravenna. This collection captures the essence of refined, southern-coastal style, combined with the rich colors and graphic patterns of African tribal design. Vanderslice drew inspiration for this collection from her travels to and around Africa – from Kente and Kuba cloths, to topography maps and wave patterns. See more patterns from the trellis family here.
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.