April 7, 2016 (Exmore, Virginia) — New Ravenna is pleased to introduce the Altimetry collection of mosaics designed by New Ravenna and Paul Schatz. The nine designs are handmade in Virginia from natural stone, shell, ceramic, and glass. The collection was inspired by the elements of nature when viewed from an elevation above, and the aesthetic of eastern culture. The collection includes Fraser, which is a modern dimensional basketweave with floral decos connecting pillowed stone. Paul Schatz designed Royal Palace, a waterjet and hand-chopped mosaic with a symmetrical design reminiscent of an ancient palace terrace.
Sara Baldwin, founder of New Ravenna says of Altimetry, “I always look forward to flying, admiring the world’s symmetry from above—the peaks and valleys of mountains, the natural curve of a river, the grid of an urban cityscape. Returning home, I often find myself focused on organic patterns like these in my own home. The mosaics in Altimetry were inspired by intricate aerial views and shadowed landscapes. This collection speaks to the beautiful energies, patterns and materials of our world.”
Each pattern can be fully customized with the client’s material preferences to fit the scope of any commercial or residential project. Every mosaic in the Altimetry Collection can be installed indoors or out, on floors or walls.
New Ravenna is America’s premier designer and manufacturer of custom stone and glass mosaics for both residential and commercial installations. The handcrafted mosaics are fashioned into decorative borders, murals, fields, and medallions. Mosaic materials are polished, tumbled, honed and cut to create distinctive styles, subtle shade variations and textures. The installations are custom works of art in mosaic tile, which often incorporate the designs of architects, interior designers and their clients.
New Ravenna mosaics are found in homes, restaurants, hotels, casinos, and businesses around the world, and are available for purchase through designer showrooms across the country and internationally.
Media contact: JoAnn Locktov, Bella Figura Communications