New Ravenna intros San Marco Collection

New Ravenna, a designer and manufacturer of mosaics for residential and commercial installations, has introduced the San Marco collection, in homage to the Italian lineage of New Ravenna and the enchantment of Venice.

Drawing inspiration from the characteristics of the Lagoon city, Jacquelyn Bizzotto designed 10 patterns that capture the artisanal elements synonymous with Venice. The San Marco collection interprets the beauty of Byzantine mosaics, the opulent detailing of gilded accents, the timeless allure of ancient geometric designs, the delicate intricacies of Venetian lace, the classic elegance of marble terrazzo and the ornamental charm of decorative stucco.

Inspired by her travels to Venice, New Ravenna Lead Designer Jacquelyn Bizzotto said, “I found the elegant Venetian designs to be so inspiring, as well as the craftsmanship found around every corner. The intricacies and artistry stirred my imagination, and I found myself reflecting on the skilled artisans who meticulously cut and laid each tessera to craft mosaics that have withstood the test of time. San Marco is a devotion to their storied craft. Ancient mosaic designs offer lessons in the power of storytelling through art. These mosaics not only showcase the aesthetic mastery of the artisans but also serve as visual narratives of their culture, history and values.”

Each pattern in the collection weaves a tale of Venetian splendor, capturing the city’s centuries-old craftsmanship and artistry. The material selections in San Marco embrace the functional luxury of marble, quartzite, limestone, travertine, Glazed Basalto and Basalto Orvieto, with each tessera carefully honed or polished to create a textured patina. The resplendent shimmer of Venice is reflected in the use of 24k gold glazed Aurum.

Richard Walters, CEO, New Ravenna, speaks to the techniques utilized in the San Marco collection, “Like Venice itself, San Marco lets us bring the best of traditional mosaic craft with modern techniques. The collection features historic Italian stone colorways with newer materials like Glazed Basalto, which is handmade in Italy. San Marco features classical mosaic techniques like hand-nipped stone and modern processes like waterjet cutting. When you see the gorgeous mosaics and pavimenti in Venice and realize they were entirely made by hand, you can’t help but be stunned at the work involved. San Marco continues this exceptional tradition.”