Global Lighting Presents Jacco Maris Designs in Delft

Dutch designer, Jacco Maris worked with artists Frank De Wit and Ben Quaedvl to reproduce his Montone chandelier into a Delft version. What followed is a collaborative process of rendering his stainless piece with traditional Delft patterns and with a good dose of inspiration.

The result? A duality of the Delft version that makes it consistent of every Global Lighting piece.

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Shades of Abundance: Handmade Tile and Mosaic

The color green figures into design mainly for the feeling it evokes and represents. Victoria Redshaw, managing director of Scarlet Opus, the British trend forecasting agency, offers her distinctive opinion. “Absinthe Emerald is the perfect shade of green for 2013. The color summons up a secretive mood and a dark, languid atmosphere. There is a slightly risqué undertone which draws us into the seductive darkness to reveal opulence and charm in equal measure. This shade of green offers an escape.”

New Ravenna Mosaics and c l é unveils their latest interpretations of green tile with hand formed elements making this one luxurious collection.

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New Ravenna Mosaics Introduces the Miraflores Collection by Paul Schatz

Miraflores, which means “to watch flowers” in Spanish, has a storied legacy of palaces, monasteries and neighborhoods in Spain and South America. The mosaics are created in natural stone and can be installed as floors and walls, inside and out.

The collection of eighteen mosaic designs was inspired by award winning interior designer Paul Schatz’s travels throughout the Latin countries of Spain, Portugal and Mexico, combined with his passion for Morocco and studies of Islamic geometric art. The collaboration showcased the mosaics in a natural palette and elegant motif.

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Global Lighting Introduces the Jacco Maris Collection Handmade Dutch Design

Regular forays to the local scrapyard inspire designer, Jacco Maris with discoveries of twisted metal, industrial hose and odd fragments. The manipulation of metal strips became the first signature element of Jacco Maris light fixtures

.Global Lighting is proud to introduce Jacco Maris lighting to the United States and Canada.

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The Origins Collection Hand Made Ceramic Tile by Forrest Lesch-Middelton

c l é unveils the new Origins Collection of handmade ceramic tile by Forrest Lesch-Middelton, a potter in Petaluma, California.

His seven tile designs brings together a number of firing, forming and silk-screening techniques to create the complex designs and surfaces of his tile. Inspiration for the Origins Collection comes from the sacred geometry and arabesque designs found in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.

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Erin Adams Designs for New Ravenna Mosaics

Foremost tile designer, Erin Adams lends her specialty with a new collection for New Ravenna. Erin infuses sophisticated urban sensibilities with elements of the folk art tradition that surrounded her as a child.

Erin’s new collection consists of twelve designs in both natural stone and jewel glass. Each mosaic is crafted by hand in Virginia. The collection in stone can be installed on floors and walls indoors and out.

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C l é Introducing The Limited Edition Tile Collection pw. travelogue by Peggy Wong

c l é  is proud to announce the pw.travelogue collection of tiles from award-winning designer and photographer Peggy Wong. The first series in the collection is Urban, consisting of seven photographs selected by Wong and lithographed by hand onto thassos marble. Each design will be produced in a limited edition of 100 tiles.

Wong reflects that the destinations she photographs inspire “the moments that allow me to take a step back, indulge and compose.”

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New Ravenna Mosaics Introduces the Gingham and Plaid Collection Designed by Sara Baldwin

The Plaid and Gingham mosaics designed by Sara Baldwin. In collaboration with New Ravenna mosaics, this collection is available in jewel glass and natural stone. It is comprised of five classic designs — Rory, Hamish, Bonnie, Conner, and McIntyre.

The mosaics are all hand cut and assembled on the Eastern Shore of Virginia where New Ravenna Mosaics employs over 100 artisans to create their handcrafted tile designs.

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New Ravenna Mosaics Introduces Parquet Tile in Glass and Stone Designed by Sara Baldwin

New Ravenna Mosaics introduces its new parquet tile designed by Sara Baldwin in jewel glass and natural stone. The patterns are inspired by the 17th century parquetry wood floors, a technique originally created for Versailles.

In this collection, each design has a linear structure, with the glass or stone cut on a water jet. This mosaic designs echoes the classic form of parquet flooring in wood.

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C l é Introduces Modern Metallic Tile Handmade by International Tile Artisans

The c l é Classic Tile Collection has taken the traditional material of porcelain and rendered it modern with faux metal finishes of oxidized steel, iron and copper.

It showcases work by International Tile Artisans in porcelain, ceramic and limestone that have been painted, glazed, and printed with the glimmer of silver, gold, iron, platinum, and copper. Each artist has interpreted the glory of metal in their own way from the manipulation of intense heat to delicate brush strokes.

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Alfonso Architects Awarded Tampa International Airport Expansion

Alfonso Architects, Inc. is a 35 person architectural design firm with current offices in Tampa Florida, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Milan, Italy.

Alfonso Architects along with The Beck Group has been awarded the $17 million design build project at Tampa International Airport. The complex expansion will include 30,000 sq. ft. of additional space and a 40,000 sq. ft. renovation of existing space at Airside F. Project design starts this month with completion of the first phase by the end of 2012 and the entire upgrade finished by August 2013.

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Introducing clé the International Artisan Tile Experience, Deb

clé has emerged as more than just an online resource for hand crafted tiles. It has become the new international gallery of harmony between artisan tile and art.

Deborah Osburn, a 25 year tile industry veteran has conceived clé with carefully selected artists and artisan studios from all over the world. The materials range from traditional to a more eclectic offerings of skateboards, shipping containers, wood, and concrete, among others.

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Alfonso Architects Awarded Streamsong Resort in Florida

Alfonso Architects is designing the new Streamsong Resort and Conference Center in Polk County, Florida. The property located between Orlando and Tampa, is formerly mined phosphate land owned and developed by The Mosaic Company, the world’s leading producer and marketer of phosphate-based crop nutrients.

Alberto Alfonso, AIA is the lead architect on the 300,000 square foot resort, with 216 rooms in the main lodge, 12 rooms in the golf clubhouse, a full service spa , three restaurants, and 18,500 sq. ft of conference center space. The resort will have two 18-hole golf courses by the renowned designers Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw of Coore & Crenshaw and Tom Doak of Renaissance Design.

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Celebrate Spring with New Ravenna Mosaics

Sara Baldwin, founder and creative director of New Ravenna Mosaics, celebrates fresh, vibrant colors of spring with mosaics inspired inspired by the inlay technique which originated in the 17th century India.

New Ravenna Mosaics in stone can be installed on floors and walls both indoors and out. The jewel glass mosaics are suitable for interior vertical installations. New Ravenna Mosaics creates custom and ready to ship tile for imaginative, sustainable, and durable surfaces.

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Introducing Hearst Castle Collection by Tilevera

The Hearst Castle Collection includes a series of decorative stone tiles that are hand painted or carved, as well as, stone flooring that has been cut into six historic shapes. The color palette for the hand painted tiles is derived directly from Hearst Castle buildings and landscapes: Casa Grande, Casa del Monte, Doges Suite, Celestial Suite, Esplanade, and architectural sketches by Morgan.

Tilevera was invited to create the Hearst Castle Collection of tile in stone, wood and glass reflecting the opulent materials chosen by Julia Morgan.

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New Ravenna Mosaics Presents Winter White to Warm the Walls and Floors

New Ravenna Mosaics uses jewel glass and marble to create elegant texture and sinuous movement in custom mosaics for floors and walls. Each design, by Founder and Creative Director Sara Baldwin, is hand cut and assembled in Virginia. Color palettes range from blends of soft pearl whites to sparkly silver mirror with accents of gray and black.

The warmth of hand crafted mosaics in palettes of winter white are classic and contemporary interpretations of myth and landscape.

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Après Veronese: Re-designing the Classic Veronese Vessel

Design impresario, Cleto Munari has invited ten international architects and artists to re-imagine the vase while retaining the characteristic shape. Participating in the Après Veronese Collection are architects Mario Botta, Massimiliano Fuksas, Richard Meier, Alessandro Mendini, David Palterer, Paolo Portoghesi, Borek Sipek, Matteo Thun and artists Carlo Nason, Mimmo Paladino, and Cleto Munari.

The vase was recreated in its original 16th century form by Giacomo Cappellin and Paolo Venini in 1921 and dubbed the “Veronese.”

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Alfonso Architects Receives AIA Award of Design Excellence

Alfonso Architects receives the AIA Florida Award of Design Excellence for the Tampa Covenant Church located in Tampa, Florida.
This modernist project is a combination of new construction and renovation.

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New Ravenna Introduces The Ikat Collection Hand Crafted in Jewel Glass

Introducing Jacqueline, a hand crafted mosaic tile in jewel glass designed by Sara Baldwin for New Ravenna. Blooming in three different colorways, White, Blue and Green, the individual semi precious colors are a rainbow of verdant gems for all vertical applications.

Jacqueline in White is a delicate field of citrine, amazonite and moonstone jewel glass. In Blue, Jacqueline becomes a lush meadow of alexandrite, citrine, peridot and olivine blossoms. When Jacqueline wears Green her leaves and flowers are deeply forested in ruby, sardonyx, olivine and malachite.

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New Ravenna Mosaics: The IKAT Collection Hand Crafted in Jewel Glass

Ikat, which comes from the Malay word “mengikat” meaning to tie or bind, is a resist-dyeing process that has been used for centuries in India, Japan and South-east Asia and South America.

New Ravenna Mosaics now offers Ikat in jewel glass, for an imaginative, sustainable, and durable surface. Designer Sara Baldwin has interpreted this textile art into the three Ikat patterns: Loom, Weft and Pamir. All are presented in five distinct colorways.

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Re-Thinking the Table: Cleto Munari The Furnishings Collection

Design impresario Cleto Munari has launched his first Furnishings Collection in collaboration with nine international architects, poets and artists.

Starting with Italian architect Carlo Scarpa in the seventies, Munari has produced collections of tableware in sterling silver, jewelry, Murano glass, watches, pens, and now limited edition tables.

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Alfonso Architects Receives Top Awards for Design Excellence

Alfonso Architects has received two design awards from AIA Tampa Bay, a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

The 35 person firm, led by President Alberto Alfonso, AIA received the H. Dean Rowe, FAIA Award for the Tampa Covenant Church. This is the top honor awarded from the jury of non-competing, award-winning, out of state architects.

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Alberto Alfonso, AIA & Edward Mayes Exhibit Together at the Tuscan Sun Festival

The Tuscan Sun Festival, held from July 30 – August 7, 2011 in Cortona, Italy will include From Things About to Disappear, I Turn Away in Time, a painting and poetry exhibit.

The installation, located at Sant’Agostino is a collaboration between architect/painter Alberto Alfonso, AIA and poet/scholar Edward Mayes.

Alfonso and Mayes live both in Italy and America and their collaboration inspires conversations and observations about the concepts of time in each country. The multiple meanings of the Samuel Beckett quote for which the exhibit is titled allude to a faceted sense of past, present and future, a deeply personal connection to time.

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New Ravenna Introduces The Giovanni Barbieri Collection of Marble Mosaic

New Ravenna is proud to introduce the marble mosaics of Giovanni Barbieri of the Barbieri Brothers Family.

Trained in the Italian artisan traditions of historic mosaic and contemporary interior design, Barbieri has devised and patented a remarkable surface treatment that transforms marble into an undulating surface material emulating ancient stone.

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