edited by Karen D. Singh -- Interior Design, 6/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
Green Comes in Many Colors
To produce a lively, ecologically responsible line of veneers, aptly named Green, Tabu has partnered with the Forest Stewardship Council. The three wood types—Lolo, Jata, and Pama—come in 14 naturally dyed shades. Lolo and Jata lean toward the traditional, while Pama is more trendy in acid yellow, pink, blue, green, gray, and white. Colored uniformly all the way through, the material is ideal for furniture as well as interior walls and floors. And the FSC guarantee lets you sleep easy, knowing that the wood comes from managed forests that adhere to strict environmental, social, and economic standards. WTP Corp., 40 Burlews Court, Hackensack, NJ 07601; 866-989-1111; tabu.it. circle 342
The King of Las Vegas
In the early 1980's, Roger Thomas joined Las Vegas developer Steve Wynn to design the interiors for the Mirage. More recently, Thomas worked on extravaganzas such as the Bellagio and Wynn Las Vegas. But Thomas also designs small, as seen at this year's Hospitality Design Conference & Expo.
His mirrors for A.P.F. Master Framemakers reflect a mastery of glamour. Galileo's gold-leafed frame and mirror are inset with Swarovski crystals. Bernini has a rock-maple frame lacquered in custom colors, including lipstick red, or gold-leafed like Galileo. Dimensions are custom, too.
Moving outdoors, he designed the Roger Thomas Collection of concrete planters, accessories, and furniture for Trevi Manufacturing. Cylindrical Catasta, X-shape Croce, and the Cubetto all stack to create tall ensembles. Among four table styles, Navona measures 46 inches deep by 36 high by 66 long. The concrete comes in 14 colors and three textures.
A.P.F. Master Framemakers, 320 Washington Street, Mount Vernon, NY 10553; 914-665-5400; apfgroup.com. circle 343 Trevi Manufacturing, 2701 Westwood Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109; 702-564-3030; trevi.com. circle 344
Lighting in the Mist collection drips with glitz. Both the chandelier and sconce are made of glass with a linear or cross-hatch relief. The glass comes in black, clear, pearly, white, or transparent red, with coordinating shades of glass or pleated silk. Two table lamps round out the line. Leucos, 11 Mayfield Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837; 732-225-0010; andromedamurano.it. circle 346
Milliken & Company
Etage is more design tool than carpet tile. Of the rich patterns offered, an individual designer can bring certain ones to the surface while burying others—up to 10 layers at a time, with a total of 3,600 colors. LaPagode is one of five standard packages in either nylon or a wool-nylon blend. 201 Lukken Industrial Drive, LaGrange, GA 30240; 800-241-4826; millikencarpet.com. circle 345
Tai Ping Carpets
With more than 100 complementary patterns and a vibrant palette that embraces chartreuse and fuchsia, Intensity lives up to its name. Woven in wool and nylon, the carpet is offered in custom colors and sizes—imagination is the only limitation. 715 Curtis Parkway SE, Calhoun, GA 30701; 800-433-2440; taipingcarpets.com. circle 347
With the Solitaire line, this manufacturer has brilliantly found yet another application for Swarovski crystal. Axel Enthoven constructs his crystal-accented furniture in hardwoods such as alder, with walnut, cherry, antiqued gray or white, or custom finishes. Here, a leather-upholstered recamier accompanies the Downtown desk. 4 Via Luigi-Negrelli-Strasse, 39100 Bozen-Bolzano, Italy; 39-04-71-240-111; selva.com. circle 348
Type II vinyl wall coverings jump on the Swarovski bandwagon with a pair of patterns heavy on glamour. Crystals compose circles in Mera and rose motifs in Limia. Mira is offered in off-white, gray, and taupe, Limia in off-white, sand, and Leather. Custom options available for both. 979 Third Avenue, Suite 413, New York, NY 10022; 800-347-0550; wolf-gordon.com. circle 349
With translucent polyurethane sandwiching fabric remnants, Luisa Cevese brings the textured flexibility of her fashion and home accessories to the upholstery world. The Ply collection consists of Chenille Grid, a polyurethane-rayon blend in black and white; Mesh, a black-and-tan or black-and-Frost blend of polyurethane and cotton; and Tweed Stripe, a caramel-and-tan or scarlet-and-Frost blend of polyurethane and acrylic. Width is 53 inches. 251 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010; 800-645-3943; maharam.com. circle 350
Virginia Langley's soulful Rhythm carpets will floor any crowd, as geometric patterns dance against spirals, squiggles, circles, and cubes. The group consists of 15 nylon broadloom patterns, five border options, and four entry rugs as well as an oval medallion. 500 Town Park Lane, Suite 400, Kennesaw, GA 30144; 800-554-6637; durkan.com. circle 351
ForrestPerkins redefines luxury with Defining Luxury, a jubilee of polyester top-of-bed goods that all coordinate. A stylized floral is set against swirls in Magrino; gradated ombrélike stripes distinguish Apoza; Afran features bold diamonds; Whelham is a small-scale dash pattern; and Acerra is vertically striped. 225 Central Avenue South, Bethpage, NY 11714; 888-891-4112; kravetcontract.com. circle 352
If only Lady Macbeth had known of the colorfast In & Out collection, the tragedy may have had a sunnier ending. As with all fabrics from this manufacturer, an interwoven moisture barrier helps resist stains, bacteria, odor, and mildew. These six new patterns also stand up to bleach, cold temperatures, 1,000 hours of ultraviolet light, and 50,000 double rubs. Available in six colorways. 6745 Daly Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322; 800-279-7866; cryptonfabric.com. circle 353
Two new carpet tiles have bloomed. Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings inspired Tea Rose, with its single blossom occupying the full 39-inch square of orange, pink, red, or yellow. A 191/2-inch-square companion, Tea Leaf, buds in green tea and black. 1503 Orchard Hill Road, LaGrange, GA 30240; 800-336-0225; interfaceflooring.com. circle 354
Circa60 outdoor furniture takes its lead from this manufacturer's own 1960's clam chair. This updated group includes a café chair, a bar stool with or without a back, and standard or bar-height tables. The tubular-steel frames come in 11 colors, including white. Seats and backs are steel—also offered in 11 colors, such as key lime. An optional Dacron-filled mildew-resistant pad can be covered in a weatherproof fabric in any of the manufacturer's 50 colors. 275 Market Street, Suite 566, Minneapolis, MN 55405; 800-346-4852; hccontract.com. circle 355
F. Schumacher & Co.
It's always the year of the dragon with this linen upholstery fabric. Based on an English 1920's block print, Chiang Mai Dragon depicts the mythical creature frolicking in a sea of stylized chrysanthemums rendered in colorways of aquamarine, China blue, Lacquer, and alabaster. Choose either a 27-inch horizontal or a 49-inch vertical repeat. 79 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016; 800-332-3384; fschumacher.com. circle 356