The New Ravenna Ruche and Orson glass mosaic tiles are tapped as “Glam” by the editors of Architectural Digest in their Kitchen Essentials section, the tiles accented with 24K gold.
Both Ruche and Orson are in New Ravenna’s Aurora Collection, which was designed by Sara Baldwin. The collection consists of 24 mosaic designs hand crafted in natural stone, 24k gold glass, jewel glass, and shell. Each mosaic consists of hundreds of small individual pieces that have been hand cut and assembled by artisans on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Aurora was inspired by Sara Baldwin’s travels to cities steeped in gilded history where architecture is punctuated by flashes of brilliant gold. “My travels to Paris, Istanbul and St. Petersburg became the origins of my thoughts about material cultures that celebrate luxury with texture and contrasting surfaces” says Baldwin. ” I dreamt about these historic patinas that grew only more beautiful with the passage of time.” Every mosaic in the Aurora Collection is a custom creation, sized to fit each installation. The mosaics can be installed on both vertical and horizontal surfaces. The Aurora Collection is available at all New Ravenna showrooms throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, and Dubai. Each of the patterns in this collection is glamorous in its own right. Adonis, Leone, Josephine, Napoleon and Boneparte conjuring mythic scenes from France’s Empire era. Automne, Cosmos and Cosmique elevating nature to an entirely new level of sophistication. The Ettienne and Joie are classic patterns, while the Margot radiates with fiery refinement. Reve with its composed tattered edges reads like the collections namesake, a golden, glinting version of the lights in the northern sky. Wesley calls to mind the ubiquitous classicism of France’s finest eras, and the Soleil pattern in black and gold is a powerful representation of the earth’s soul.