The New York Times Features New Ravenna
“Take That, White Walls!” declares Steven Kurutz in his feature dubbed Mosaic Madness for The New York Times. The premise of the piece is that home renovations can make powerful statements when tile is used. “Pictures Worth a Thousand Pieces” is his opening salvo in this article that features an installation of the Aspen pattern by New Ravenna. The entire shower wall in the master bathroom of Gerry Eisenberg, whom the journalist quotes as saying she would tile the world if she could. “Ms. Eisenberg has not yet paved the streets in one-by-one-inch squares,” he goes on to say of her desires. “But last summer, she did install a large mosaic in her master bathroom. Spidery tree branches rendered in stone tile are accented with 24-karat gold glass pieces incorporated in the form of delicate leaves. The mosaic design, executed by the company New Ravenna, takes up the entire shower wall, with a unifying ribbon of leaves encircling the room.”
Kurutz notes that Eisenberg saved the bath project for her Aiken, SC, home for special treatment. “What is more wonderful that mosaic? What is more traditional?” he quotes the homeowner as asking, her final point anything but limiting as she adds, “But mosaic with gold glass to give it that modern zip.” To read the full story that includes a fun history lesson in mosaics, pop over to the piece on The Times website. You can also view the full pdf from this site.