LOS ANGELES— The Mediterranean has hosted a succession of expansive cultures that dominated the region politically and culturally, only to make way for the next wave. Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Muslims, Spanish, Venetian and Ottoman Empires each left a rich legacy of architecture and decoration in stone—which is the inspiration for the new Villa d’Oro collection of stone mosaic and intarsia tiles from Walker Zanger, the world’s most comprehensive stone and tile company.
Villa d’Oro brings this intersection of cultures to stone mosaic and intarsia decorations with a stunning collection of patterns influenced by these diverse Mediterranean cultures, each of which included, and then built upon, the influences of its predecessor.
“Working from historical sources, we took each design down to its essence and then rebuilt it in contemporary color ways and scale, keeping in mind how people use pattern today,” notes Walker Zanger Vice President of Design and Marketing Jared Becker. “In Villa d’Oro decorative influences from Moorish Spain commingle with Romanesque Italian and Medieval Egyptian, providing an all-new patois to the designer’s language.”
At home in residential, commercial, retail and hospitality applications alike, all Villa d’Oro tiles are painstakingly cut and assembled, creating new decorative art to enliven any modern surrounding. Designs are available, with names that evoke their historical backgrounds, such as Byzantium, Granada, Tangiers and Andalusia as well as delicate complementing field tiles.
Villa d’Oro tiles range in price from: field tile $19-34 and patterns $38-126 per square foot.
About Walker Zanger
For more than 60 years, Walker Zanger, the world’s most comprehensive stone and tile company, combines traditional tile-making techniques with a modern sophistication that transcends any singular design style. A leading choice for design professionals and consumers, Walker Zanger natural stone and tile products can be found in luxury homes, trendy boutiques, lavish spas and resorts, famed museums and fine restaurants around the globe.
Walker Zanger is available through 15 beautiful showrooms and more than 200 authorized dealers nationwide. To learn more about Walker Zanger and its line of products visit www.walkerzanger.com.