December 19, 2018 (Exmore, Virginia) – New Ravenna, America’s premier designer and manufacturer of mosaics for both residential and commercial installations, is pleased to introduce Semplice, a collection of 33 mosaic designs inspired by the transformation of pattern through color.
Semplice, which means “simple” in Italian, explores the creation of patterns in classic geometric shapes that become dimensional through the intentional use of color. Using black as a bold accent the patterns evolve into dramatic combinations of color blocked stone. The use of contrasting stone colors imply an optical illusion. In a monochrome palette, the same shapes become more nuanced with subtle color variations caused by the veining inherent in natural stone. All of the mosaics in the Semplice collection can be installed on walls or floors, indoors or out.
Creative director, Cean Irminger, says of the collection, “I like to consider Semplice the chameleon in our mosaic family. A line that, at its core, is the simplest of motifs, but through the selection of color and scale holds endless possibilities. I think of each design in this family as a Tabula Rasa, a blank slate that, as a one-color study, can be a textural backdrop to a space’s décor. However, the intentional placement of color and choice of scale can elevate the same design and send it in a completely different direction, through tone-on-tone subtleties, dimensional colorblocking, or even boldly-hued maximalism combinations that dominate the contrasting design.”
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 Semplice 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