August 19, 2015 (Exmore, Virginia) — New Ravenna is pleased to introduce the Parterre Collection designed by New Ravenna and Paul Schatz. The 18 designs in this collection are handcrafted in natural stone, Serenity glass, shell, ceramic, and aluminum and are available in different material combinations. In Renaissance Europe, a formal garden was known as a parterre, an elegant planting of scented herbs and perennial borders, edged with gravel pathways. This historic landscaping inspired the Parterre Collection with designs that evoke the royal gardens at Versailles and Kensington Palace. Arabesque, geometric, and floral patterns are defined with hand cut mosaic, shell, and aluminum.
Sara Baldwin, founder of New Ravenna, says of the collection, “The parterre gardens were beloved for their charm and symmetrical grace. Each one became an oasis of tranquility and scented beauty. While designing this collection, Paul and I combined materials to replicate the organic texture of the gardens which were a medley of earth, foliage, masonry and pebbles.”
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 Parterre 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