New Ravenna Introduces Counterpoint Mosaic Stone Collection Designed by Paul Schatz

 Introspective, a hand-cut and waterjet mosaic shown in honed Kay’s Green, Lavigne, and Basalto Orvieto.

Introspective, a hand-cut and waterjet mosaic shown in honed Kay’s Green, Lavigne, and Basalto Orvieto.

New Ravenna is pleased to introduce the Counterpoint collection, designed by Paul Schatz. The nine classic designs in the collection are handcrafted in Virginia from natural stone and Basalto Orvieto that has been either honed to a soft matte finish or Venetian honed to create a pillowed surface. Each inter-locking geometric design is available in multiple colorways and the mosaic techniques include hand cutting and water-jet. All of the mosaics can be installed on walls and floors, indoors and out.

Inspired by his travels to Portugal, Spain, and Morocco, as well as ancient Roman architectural materials, interior designer Paul Schatz, has conceptualized a timeless collection that contrasts symmetry and urban grid patterns with dramatic color and calm neutrals. He says of the collection, “For me, it was imperative to design a collection that reflects the local Mediterranean vernacular while embracing a contemporary palette of color and texture. My influences are taken from the simple joy found in a market square to mesmerizing mosaic facades. The honing process at New Ravenna replicates the texture of stone that has been worn by centuries of salt air. When we live with mosaic, we embrace the harmony of texture and color.”

Cean Irminger, creative director of New Ravenna, says of the collaboration, “Designing with Paul is always a joy and a masterclass in how to beautifully blend historic inspiration with modern design aesthetics. Each time we work together I am struck by his innate ability to create harmonious palettes that feel ancient yet fresh. His knowledge of design, confidence of vision and respect for the craft have made him the gold standard of a design partnership.”

For more information, visit New Ravenna’s website.

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