Our insightful roundup of hardworking architectural materials makes it easy to outfit a space. Off-the-wall (and floor and ceiling, for that matter) products include shapely wall tiles by late great design giants Erwin Hauser and Eva Zeisel, acoustic solutions (think preserved lichen!), digitally-printed door coverings, sculptural hardware, and jaw-dropping floor-to-ceiling glass systems. Techy outdoor tiles for building exteriors change color and pattern while artistic mosaic murals make a bold statement. The full assortment is a treasure trove of solutions for all surfaces. Discover these stories and more (below) from the November issue special section.

Edited by: Rebecca Thienes
Text by: Mark McMenamin, Athena Waligore, Emma Reuland, and Colleen Curry

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