Fauvism makes a delightful return with the Museum Slipper
chair. The black-and-tan pattern suggests both wildcats and
jungle leaves, but the gently fluted legs and the plush
seating whisper refinement. 979 Third Avenue, Suite 804, New
York, NY 10022; 212-223-8340.
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The Crystal Ball is a chair Salvador Dalí would have loved.
The solid-walnut piece is a study in playful asymmetry: The
slatted back extends to the floor to form a rear counterpart
to the oddly offset, round-footed legs. Available in a variety
of woods and colors, it is 42 inches high, with a seat height
of 18 inches and a width of 181/2 inches. 60 Van Dam Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11222; 718-599-6963; yepesfinefurniture.com.
The sculptural COMpod Lounge Series is a glimpse into the
future of design. The winning entry in a student contest, the
line offers both casual comfort and refinement. Each piece has
a specific raison d'ętre: The Create chair inspires industry
and creativity; the Play lounge encourages relaxation and
distraction; and the Meet two-seater promotes face-to-face
encounters. P.O. Box 2065, 2401 South College Drive, High
Point, NC 27261; 336-889-2009; davisfurniture.com.
From the Glass Furniture collection, clear Coppa pedestals
are a perennial favorite. Now, traditional glassblowing
techniques have yielded a jazzy multihued, hand-blown pedestal
to match the company's Peach freestanding basin and
countertop. Other newly available glass colors include black,
white, and cobalt. 3500 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80205;
Two fans maintain even temperatures in this line of
radiant-convection warming ovens, The 1.3- to 1.7-cubic-foot
capacity can accommodate four dinner plates or a large pizza,
and the interior quickly reaches a temperature of 190 degrees.
Ideal for outdoor installation, the ovens can also be easily
customized to match any kitchen. P.O. Box 3031, Indio, CA
92202; 800-998-8966; vintage-grills.com.
From Paola Lenti's Aqua collection come these bold textiles
for use as rugs or wall-hung tapestries. Working with Lenti's
signature rope yarn, designers Patricia Urquiola and Eliana
Gerotto fashioned the flowers and leaves for their Crochet
designs and affixed them to a low-profile backing. 8775
Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310-657-8775; modernliving.com.
Good things come in threes with the Gallery B1442 lighting
system. Its trio of halogen pendants are bauble-like glass
spheres, just 11/4 inches in diameter, with channels carved
out to accommodate snap-in halogen bulbs. Its track, its
ceiling-mounted transformer, and its fittings are finished in
polished chrome. Through Orion Hardware, 80 Marycroft Avenue,
Unit 2, Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 5Y5, Canada; 800-226-6627; orionhardware.com.
Horizon, and Tiles
The Contempo, Horizon, and Tiles patterns of this
St-Martin's–trained designer, who worked at Ralph Lauren
before launching her own production firm, feature opulently
hued prints and give a nod to Byzantine shapes. But the
fire-retardant Avora poly blends, available in three color
motifs, are pure 21st century. 504 Airport Executive Park,
Nanuet, NY 10954; 845-426-0756; stacygarciainc.com.
The carved-oak or -maple front of the three-drawer
Cosmopolitan commode boasts classical, Palladian proportions
and a symmetrical organization. It's available in a limited
number of finishes, and as a larger, nine-drawer console and
two-drawer end table. 485 Broadway, New York, NY 10013;
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Smooth like a gemstone, Jade ceramic tiles possess the
striking veins and coloration of Oriental slate. The 13- and
20-inch squares come in four natural colors—sage, ochre,
chestnut, and taupe. They are easily cleaned and are just as
appropriate on walls as they are underfoot. 359 Clay Road,
Sunnyvale, TX 75182; 972-226-0110; marazzitile.com.
Samurai mystique, writ in wood: Among the wood-grained
looks now available in high-pressure laminate is Kendo, a
pattern inspired by Japanese swords made from bamboo. Other
new exotics include Bubinga, a prized African rosewood, and
Mojo Maple, with a magical (and very graphic) swirling maple
grain. 8339 Telegraph Road, Odenton, MD 21113; 800-638-4380;
Here's a seemingly forgotten notion: an elegant,
no-nonsense executive chair that's designed to go the
distance. add/Interior designing products/add a green-friendly heart, and you've got Chord.
The chair boasts self-skinned urethane arm pads,
double-needled upholstery seams, and polished arms made from
100 percent post-consumer recycled aluminum harvested from
discarded auto parts. 250 Swathmore Avenue, High Point, NC
27263; 800-627-6770; brayton.com.
Isamu Noguchi's work for Martha Graham and the sculpture of
Barbara Hepworth inspired the head-turning form of this
designer's chaise. The 36-by-24-by-40-inch piece rests on a
chrome-steel base that can be topped with any upholstery.
The clean-lined Chair 4 is a study in subtle textural
contrasts. A light yet sturdy frame of sheet metal—available
in powdercoated steel or in white, black, orange, red, or
gray—supports a flat, solid-walnut seat. Need to take the edge
off? No problem: The seat is also available in upholstery. 27
Montrose Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206; 718-782-3539; hivemindesign.com.
Los Angeles firm Blue Design took the BMW Z4 sports car as
inspiration for its 6-foot-wide Bowed Bath, which features a
bubbler and a whirlpool jet system. The rounded acrylic shapes
are finished in alba luster, silver luster, or ocean blue
metallic pearlescent, or six other classic finishes: white,
biscuit, linen, bone/natural, almond, and black. 8101 East
Kaiser Boulevard, Suite 200, Anaheim, CA 92808; 800-945-2726;
Make a bold fall entrance with Chelsea Designs, a
collection that encompasses an impressive 234 selections (many
inspired by antique documents) that span five color books.
Several are in silk or viscose. Every single one complements
the entire collection. 1775 Fifth Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706;
Lighten up any room with the retro-glam Channing console
table. Its smooth, durable wood-fiber hardboard top comes in a
dove-white lacquer finish. Its polished-nickel base add/Interior designing products/adds a
little sparkle. Accompanied by a buffet and end table. 1650
Tysons Boulevard, Suite 710, McLean, VA 22102; 877-287-1910;
Behold Ingot: One simple pattern of texture, inspired by
embossed sheet metal, in a waterfall of colorways, running the
gamut from metal-toned neutrals to hothouse fuchsia, which
means it will fit in anywhere. And the 100 percent recycled
poly with Nano-Tex finish means it will last and last. 76
Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10014; 866-565-5858; knolltextiles.com.
The pierced ceramic cube of designer Flavia Alvez de
Souza's Cut lamp creates a soft glow from the incandescent
light source within. It's available in a range of five glaze
tones: coral, yellow, orange, apple green, and powder pink;
the diffuser inside is glass. Via G. Giusti 199, 50041
Calenzano, Florence, Italy; 39-05-5887-9346; marioni.it.
Supple stainless-steel sheeting is hand-fabricated to
create the silky curves of the deep and inviting Japanese
Soaking Bath. The tub, which includes a comfortable bench, is
also available in copper, and in 35- or 48-inch-diameter
versions. Custom sizes are also an option. Through Davis +
Warshow, 150 East 58th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10155;
Metallic tones add/Interior designing products/add spark to these traditional wood-look
floor planks for high-traffic areas or low-key traditional
spaces. Optional faux-stone components present yet another
facet of the ID Moduline collection. An emphasis on modularity
unlocks virtually unlimited mixing and matching possibilities
for lively installations. 2728 Summer Street, Houston, TX
77007; 800-877-8453; tarkett-commercial.com.
Stylized rose blossoms punctuate Karmina 60's solid or
graduated ground, offered in either red-orange or beige. This
polyester drapery sheer comes in a width of 9 feet 10 inches,
with a 30-inch repeat. 29 Old Kings Road North, Suite 7B, Palm
Coast, FL 32137; 888-811-4279; finefabric.com.
Inspired by sunny Peruvian textiles, Mintaro upholstery
tweed features multicolored cotton-viscose yarn for both warp
and fill. Among six colorways is Rainbow. P.O. Box 470490,
Tulsa, OK 74147; 800-999-5600; sharris.com.
Masonite, upholstery, acrylic paint, and either canvas or
linen combine to create Soundproof Original Art padd/Interior designing products/added
acoustic panels. Printed with any of 15,000 images, the panels
slip into any upholstered-wall system. 57 East 11th Street,
10th Floor, New York, NY 10003; 212-674-3093; novoarts.com.
The Crypton-treated polyester-acrylic blends of the Coffee
collection take their cue from the textured burlap bags that
store beans. The leafy Coffee Berry's eight colorways include
Light Roast, French Roast, and First Roast; woven House Blend
comes in eight colorways, such as Cappuccino and Espresso; and
gridlike Origins is offered in six choices, among them
Guatemala Brown. 150 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013;
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