In the Makers Issue, editors of Interiors + Sources Magazine included New Ravenna’s Palazzo collection of mosaics designed by by Sara Baldwin Design and Paul Schatz. “The 13 patterns are handcrafted in Virginia from natural stone and explore the classic motifs used in Italian palaces of the Renaissance era,” they add. “Each pattern can be fully customized with material preferences and used in outdoor and indoor applications.”
The Palazzo collection is in good company with other handcrafted products on the page chosen by the editors of Interiors + Sources Magazine for this special issue. Each of the patterns in Palazzo were inspired by the expansive Italian palaces constructed during the Renaissance era. This collection explores classic motifs from Roman and Byzantine design, which is evident in the overall view of its patterns. Whether contrast diagonal patterns, tone-on-tone braided patterns, or dancing pyramid patterns, each piece of stone has been cut by hand, saw or waterjet and either honed, polished or left in its original organic state. Sara Baldwin, founder and creative director of New Ravenna, says of Palazzo, “Originally, I was developing a mosaic for a foyer and reflected on the purpose of the entrance to our homes. A foyer is often a small space that has the capacity to make a dramatic statement with elegant material and generous scale. Often we seek to bring outdoor elements inside a home’s design, which is why I love using natural marble. Its inherent striations are uniquely beautiful, reflecting the soul of the stone.” The patterns in the collection include Arbus, Cable Knit, Claudius, Cyril, Delaunay, Hadrian, Heathrow, Lancaster, Lucius and Zazen.
Every mosaic in the Palazzo collection is made by hand in Virginia and can be installed indoors or out, on floors or walls. The collection is available at New Ravenna showrooms throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, and Dubai.