May 2019

Wooden Beauty from Floor to Ceiling

DuChateau offers a full range of fine hardwood and vinyl plank flooring as well as hardwood wallcoverings sold through the DuChateau and Atelier series brands. The flagship hardwood series features eight collections engineered from European Oak, as well as European and American Walnut trees. The Atelier series is characterized by the extensive preparation of the materials, and manipulation of the wood with distressing, smoking and burning which helps to accomplish textures and rich, aged patinas that cannot be accomplished through traditional stains. 

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Beacon of Sustainability

Les Jardins Solar Lighting’s Wharf is a rechargeable outdoor light source. It is nautical and rustic with a sculptural open frame that creates the illusion of dancing light. At just under 5-ft. tall, it has a commanding presence and airy design that casts intriguing shadows and patterns of light. Taking design cues from vintage woven fish baskets, the lantern’s cinched silhouette and entwined elements give it a sophisticated air and create a hauntingly beautiful effect when lit. Wharf’s basket-like frame is available in modern aluminum or all-weather wicker. 

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A V Encore

AdMix Encore is flooring perfect for high-demand and heavy traffic areas. It features a seamless moisture barrier and solid resin construction that allows for scratches, scuffs and stains to be easily buffed. It can also be continually immersed in water with no degradation, making it ideal for areas that require frequent cleaning and large volumes of water for maintenance. It is available in 36-in. and 12-in. square tiles in 24 colors. 

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Climb Every Mountain

Effectively simulating a natural outdoor environment thanks to Solatube Daylighting Systems, climbers are flocking to the indoor Mesa Rim Climbing and Fitness Center in San Diego. A combination of amplifiers, diffusers and daylighting systems are thoughtfully designed to throw light in different directions creating a natural depth perception. 

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Spreading Sunshine

Sunweave from Mohawk is a carbon-neutral, red list-free broadloom carpet collection that merges woven construction with today's desire for artisinal materials, authenticity and warmth in contract spaces. Shadow Pass features a grand linear ombre shadow that transitions along the loom for dramatic installations. It derives its inspiration from the notion of shadows being nature's handcraft as subtle color and value shifts mimic the sun's daily progression. 

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Simplicity with Style

Stainless steel I-SYS cables, rods and hardware create minimalist balustrades offering needed protection with-out visual interruption. Available as custom orders or in preconfigured assemblies, the systems are maintenance-free, corrosion-resistant and fully recyclable. 

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Customizable Acoustical Ceilings

Hunter Douglas Architectural, a leading manufacturer of ceiling and wall systems, introduces Techstyle Graphic Customizable Acoustical Ceilings. Techstyle Graphic options for the ceiling plane were designed in collaboration with HOK and Guillaume Martin from French design firm, iwoodlove. Techstyle Graphic panels offer a selection of organic, abstract and geometric patterns that can be re-colored to fit the design of any room. When integrated into a creative room environment, Techstyle Graphics can induce calmness in a doctor’s office, produce excitement in retail settings, or add subtle wayfinding cues in a complex transportation hub. 

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Decorative Cement Tiles

Granada Tile has partnered with award-winning designer Emma Gardner to add new patterns to their flagship Echo Collection of decorative cement tiles. Born in Kyoto and raised in New York City, she weaves diverse cultural strands into a unique voice. This collection embodies her signature style that is flexible in form and color, allowing for a broad range of moods—from serenity to exuberance. Gardner has received numerous accolades including Interior Design magazine’s Best of Year, IIDEX/Neocon Innovation and Neocon Gold Awards for her rug and fabric designs. Designers may play around with the colorways using the online customizer tool. 

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Acoustic Control Meets Metal Design

GKD MetalFabrics has created its own line of aluminum-based Acoustic Mesh Panels to help control noise without compromising beauty. The new technology was developed by incorporating research findings from a number of studies and white papers. The panels incorporate a sag-free, one-inch-thick honeycomb support plate, layered with an intermediate blanket of fiber-free acoustic fleece which dampens the noise to near silent at an aw value of 0.9. Lights, downlights and sprinklers are easy to integrate within the panels and they can also be removed and refitted easily which makes it a flexible sound solution for many architectural design needs that require sound dampening. 

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Wonder Walls

Formica high-performance wall panels feature a fiberglass core for added durability, strength and fire resistance. Dubbed HardStop Decorative Protection Panels, the wall treatment provides superior durability and ease of maintenance and installation. The panels are available in the full spectrum of Formica Brand colors and designed to be applied directly to a variety of substrates, including drywall. For seaming, a selection of anodized aluminum trims come in five profiles and colors, including clear anodized, champagne, light bronze, dark bronze and black.

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