Sweet Dreams Are Made Of These
With stunning new materials, designers can build their every fantasy
Karen D. Singh -- Interior Design, 3/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
Daniel C. Duross
Astragal Pebbles in Gaufraged Large Circle.
Kanoko in Champagne.
"Texture seduces. Astragal Pebbles's hand-wiped urethane finish accentuates the embossed leather spirals. Kanoko's polyester sheer spikes are surprisingly yielding. And Barkskin—its appeal moves into the possibilities of negative space. Beauty emerges from the idiosyncracies."
Eileen Ragsdale, TPG ARCHITECTURE
Galaxy Glass & Stone
Imagine lining a powder room with this reflective glass and being able to enjoy the full spectrum wherever you look. In any space, glass is where the magic is.
Gillian Rose, GILLIAN C. ROSE INTERIOR DESIGN
Square in Palama 3659 010, Silk 3659 024, Patine 3659 006, Oak 3660 002, and Teak 3660 001.
"These recyclable low-VOC vinyl tiles look high-end enough for a residential foyer—but have all the functionality required for an institutional project. They're installed with a thin layer of self-releasing adhesive, like carpet tiles."
Elizabeth Weeks, GRUZEN SAMTON
Bardiglioand Novelda Cream.
Because stone is one of the oldest materials known to humanity, it connects us to the idea that we started as builders. Textured stone like Novelda Cream limestone and Bardiglio gray marble is a straightforward solution for adding dimension to a surface, especially when you mix honed and polished.
Carlos Martinez-Jechevici, GRUZEN SAMTON
Whiting & Davis
Flat Mesh 70 in platinum.
This flexible brass mesh is perfect for adding privacy with an attitude. I'd like to try it out as drapery that lets the light filter through. Or as wall upholstery with a really bright lining behind it.
Peter Carey, BUTLER ROGERS BASKETT
Textura in Sablon.
"This product explores a new direction in floor tile—the look of carpet with the durability of porcelain. You can use it in almost any area."
Karen Severson, PERKINS + WILL
Les Verreries de Bréhat
Blue 66415045, colorless 66401000, white 66414Z74, blue 66402045, green 66402241, and fuchsia 65401230U.
"I love the whimsy of these gemlike glass knobs and finials. They seem to encapsulate small swirly worlds—which makes you feel drawn to any item they adorn."
Morley Bland, BEYER BLINDER BELLE
I'm fascinated by how the seeds stay suspended in the resin filler. I'd use this as an accent panel in a spa or a restaurant.There's definitely a hospitality feel about it, I suppose because it looks edible.
Royce Epstein,HILLIER ARCHITECTURE
PaperStone Certified in Straw, Slate, Grass, and Concrete.
"When I read that this company makes solid composite surfacing from 100 percent post-consumer recycled content, that caught my attention. This forward-thinking product is also so durable that we're considering it for the tables and countertops in a middle school."
Anjanette Green, RAFAEL VIÑOLY ARCHITECTS
A flexible LED alternative to neon, these tubes can be cut with scissors and shaped on-site.
Sue Stein, ROCKWELL GROUP