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New Canvas Collection by Kast Concrete Basins at Fantasia Showrooms in Minneapolis

The new design-forward Canvas collection of concrete basins by Kast will blow you away.

 Vos- a robust basin with strong contours and ample inner depth. The triangular pattern offers a visual structure that enhances the solidity of the form.

Vos- a robust basin with strong contours and ample inner depth. The triangular pattern offers a visual structure that enhances the solidity of the form.

UK-based manufacturer Kast is all about the concrete. They believe in the uniqueness of concrete as a design element- how it allows designers to take the natural, organic properties of stone and cast them into any shape. 

Kast is an incredibly unique company, and their series are the among the best full and concise range of concrete wash basins in the world. In this niche industry, the designers at Kast are the leading experts on concrete basins, and the versatility of their knowledge leads to endless options for retail, hotel, professional, and residential designs.

 Detail of Canvas collection Vos & Mara color and pattern options

Detail of Canvas collection Vos & Mara color and pattern options

Each Kast basin is designed and manufactured by hand, with the attention to detail apparent in every piece. From design to fabrication to casting, finishing, and sealing, this UK line employs unique teams of experts who ensure that each step of their process is flawlessly executed.

     Elm- a contemporary take on a traditional style bucket sink. The linear pattern enhances the vertical form and wraps around the curves.

    Elm- a contemporary take on a traditional style bucket sink. The linear pattern enhances the vertical form and wraps around the curves.

    The Canvas collection is their newest venture. The collection includes three basins that use refined surface patterns and a variety of exciting and sophisticated colors to celebrate the multifaceted design possibilities of concrete.

    Not only are these basins incredibly functional and durable--they are concrete, after all--but they also emphasize design and customization. With the Canvas collection’s 22 color options, homeowners and designers can find any number of ways to make this collection their own.

     Mara- a round design with a bowl interior and vertical edge featuring an interlocking pattern that mimics the circular form.

    Mara- a round design with a bowl interior and vertical edge featuring an interlocking pattern that mimics the circular form.

    While the team at Kast offers timelessly classic design, they are also up on interior design trends of the moment. The Canvas collection is no exception. 2018 promises to emphasize an abundance of embellishment, both of which the Canvas collection excels at, while maintaining subtlety and grace. The bold colors and shapes of these basins fit right in with current design trends.

    The distinct patterns on each piece are intricate and certainly make a statement, but the fact that they are the same color as the sink itself makes them a bit more subtle and texturally effective.

    This collection is full of joy, color, texture, and originality. Kast consistently offers some of the highest quality concrete basin work that the UK, and the world at large, has seen. Fantasia is thrilled to carry their products. Come see their expert craftsmanship and design chops for yourself.

    Introducing Broad Street: an innovative collection of glass mosaic tile

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    OMBRE TATAMI, designed by New Ravenna

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    IN 1991, Sara Baldwin was a 20-something, toddler-toting entrepreneur who decided to put her master's degree in fine arts to practical use. A long-time admirer of mosaics, she seized the opportunity to put a modern spin on the ancient technique by making mosaics for high-end residences and commercial buildings. She and a small team of artists designed and made the mosaics by hand in the rural town of Exmore, Virginia -- and there, New Ravenna was born.

    Soon after, the young mother's business grew out of the shop they were working in, and she bought almost all the buildings on Broad Street in Exmore, breathing new life into spaces that had been sitting vacant for years. In the same sense, New Ravenna has continued to rejuvenate a practice thousands of years in the making in the same location of the company's humble beginnings. Hence our latest collection's name - our home - Broad Street.

    More than 25 years later, we are still designing and manufacturing mosaics in those buildings in Virginia and shipping them globally. Broad Street, a heritage collection, pays tribute to the legacy that artists, designers, customers, and suppliers have helped us create. Interior designer Joni Vanderslice, textile designer Kevin O'Brien, artist Gail Miller, and our very own creative director, Cean Irminger, collaborated with our design team to give their  artwork a new life in glass mosaic.

    Cean says of the Broad Street collection, "our muse has always been nature. In this collection, we took scenes and patterns from the outdoors and interpreted them using styles from different artistic periods such as Impressionism, Art Deco illustration, and Realism."

    All these designs can be fully customized to suit your specification. Samples and quotes for these mosaics can be requested through our showroom.

     

     

    MOD PALM is the first tile design by award-winning interior designer Joni Vanderslice. Vanderslice, owner and founder of J. Banks Design, is known for her skill of blending contemporary and traditional styles in both residential and hospitality design. The idea for Mod Palm stemmed from a personal photograph and takes on an entirely new dimension in mosaic.

      WATERWEB,  designed by New Ravenna

    WATERWEB, designed by New Ravenna

    WEEPING WILLOW
    An ombre expanse of textured branches and leaves, designed by Kevin O'Brien.

      THE GLADE  Creative director  Cean Irminger  designed this mosaic in a playful vintage art deco style.

    THE GLADE
    Creative director Cean Irminger designed this mosaic in a playful vintage art deco style.

      PYTHON,  designed by New Ravenna

    PYTHON, designed by New Ravenna

      BLACK POOL , an original acrylic painting by artist Gail Miller, is the perfect blend of serene, eye-catching, and moody. For this collaboration, we interpreted her artwork into two styles of glass mosaic.

    BLACK POOL, an original acrylic painting by artist Gail Miller, is the perfect blend of serene, eye-catching, and moody. For this collaboration, we interpreted her artwork into two styles of glass mosaic.

      LIVING WALL  Inspired by the lush greens used in vertical gardens, this glass mosaic "living wall", designed by New Ravenna, maintains its vibrancy year-round without the upkeep requirements of live plants ( plants, we still love you ).

    LIVING WALL
    Inspired by the lush greens used in vertical gardens, this glass mosaic "living wall", designed by New Ravenna, maintains its vibrancy year-round without the upkeep requirements of live plants (plants, we still love you).

    Call the showroom for more information:  612-338-5811

    Or email us with any questions! 

     

    FANTASIA SHOWROOMS IN MINNEAPOLIS NOW OFFERING VOLA FAUCETS

    Vola Faucets

    Let’s start with the iconic design. Vola’s deck-mount and wall-mount faucets, designed by Arne Jacobsen, have been produced by Vola for over 40 years.

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    Scandinavian Faucet Design

    To create and manufacture a design of a quality that lasts for generations is the best example of sustainable thinking.

    Many European faucet manufacturers have used the original Vola faucet’s minimalist form as the basis of their own designs. When it comes to faucet design, the look is synonymous with both “Scandinavian” and “Modern European”.

     

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    The Vola HV1 tapwas designed in 1968 by the Danish architect and designerArne Jacobsen for the National Bank of Denmark. Today more than 45 years after it is still being selected by young architects for their new buildings. The design is timeless, and the tap is produced from the best material so it lasts for generations.

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    A wide selection of finishes have been added including solid stainless-steel, lead-free brass with 3 metal finishes and 14 colors which are available for most Vola products. 

     

    The Vola collection has a full line of coordinating accessories.

    Vola has developed a full line of electronic faucets and continues to add accessories, such as their electric towel warmers (with up to 20 towel bars) and electronic soap dispenser.

     

    Vola Showers & Tub Faucets

    Vola continues to expand upon its variety of shower and tub fixtures, while continuing to stay true to the design elements of the original iconic design.

    Come see our display, and see for yourself why Vola is the original modern Scandinavian Design faucet!

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    Fantasia Showrooms
    275 Market Street, Suite 102
    Minneapolis, MN 55405
    612-338-5811
    Fax: 612-338-7866

    Hours
    Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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    SEE THE PETITE ALLIANCE MOSAICS COLLECTION EXCLUSIVELY AT FANTASIA TILE & STONE

    PETITE ALLIANCE by Tabarka Studios

    Introducing Petite Alliance mosaics, handmade by Tabarka Studio’s talented artisans for Fantasia Tile & Stone.

     

    The warmth of oak, the opalescence of unique stone and the organic feel of terra cotta capture an understated elegance that transforms any surface into a timeless work of art.

    See the collection exclusively at Fantasia Showrooms. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

    For the first time, Fantasia favorite Tabarka Studios has ventured outside the world of terra cotta clay and glaze –  into the equally noble world of luxury woods and very unique stone.


    Petite Alliance mosaics possess a grace and fluidity seldom found and realized in a union of passionate materials.


     

    Fantasia Showrooms
    275 Market Street, Suite 102
    Minneapolis, MN 55405
    612-338-5811
    Fax: 612-338-7866

    www.fantasiashowrooms.com

    Hours
    Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.