July 10, 2017
Caroline Beaupère Debuts Jardins Français, a New Mosaics Collection for New Ravenna
Interior and industrial designer Caroline Beaupère designs an ultra-chic line of mosiacs for New Ravenna.
by New York Spaces
NYS: What is your design background? How did you start designing tiles?
Caroline Beaupère: I have both an interior design and an industrial design background. I have been designing custom tile murals since I started my own design studio in 2005, creating accents and making stunning statements in bathrooms and kitchens. So it was a natural progression for me to design my own tile collection.
NYS: How did growing up in Provence influence your aesthetic?
Caroline Beaupère: The light in Provence is very unique and so are the combinations of colors (shades of yellows, blues, grays, lavender), which definitely influence my work.
NYS: We are so excited about your newly launched Mosaics collection, Jardins Français, for New Ravenna. What can you tell us about them?
Caroline Beaupère: I'm very excited as well! The Jardins Français Collection is inspired by classic French gardens, from the ornate gates to the intricate and lush layouts with fountains in their center.
NYS: What French gardens in particular influenced your designs?
Caroline Beaupère: The whole idea started as I was walking through the Tuileries garden in Paris and admiring its majestic pathways leading to The Louvre. Then I explored additional designs, directly inspired by Versailles, Giverny and Villandry.
NYS: What was the process of collaborating with New Ravenna like?
Caroline Beaupère: Pure joy: I was amazed by how they managed to translate my drawings into reality and very impressed with their level of professionalism, attention to detail and astonishing craftsmanship. I am already looking forward to collaborating with them on a new collection!
NYS: What about Gaudi inspires your work?
Caroline Beaupère: I find Gaudi's fierce and vibrant approach to mosaics impressive and inspiring. Making a statement is always on my mind whether I design interiors or products.
NYS: Why was it important to you to reflect the four seasons in your mosaics? Do you have a favorite season? And if so, why?
Caroline Beaupère: I have always been moved by the light in France and how it changes throughout the year,
affecting the gardens. Walking through Versailles or Villandry in the winter is a completely different experience than in the summer and I wanted to capture the feeling and the beauty of each season through the material selection.
Spring is my favorite season because it's about new beginnings: light shines brighter, I love witnessing nature's awakening and bursts of radiant colors throughout.
NYS: The patterns are incredibly beautiful! Do you have a favorite? If so, why?
Caroline Beaupère: Thank you! That's a tough call as each pattern is very special to me but if I had to pick one I would go with Versailles in the Fall as the combination of Calacatta Gold and brass is simply breathtaking.
NYS: When and where can we find the new collection?
Caroline Beaupère: We've just introduced the collection! You can see all of the designs on the New Ravenna site. There are several places in New York that are carrying the collection. Click here for the list of showrooms.
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