Good looks, durability, and sustainability come together in
this solid surfacing, composed of 75 percent recycled glass
and concrete. Produced in 4 3/4-by-8-foot slabs, 1 1/4 inches
thick, the product is equally suited to residential
backsplashes and commercial floors. Tuscan Sunset, Sapphire
Snow, Amber Pearl, Arctic Moss, Jade Snow, and Sage Pearl are
just some of the 20 standard colors. Custom colors and sizes
available. Qualifies for LEED MR 4.1, 4.2 consideration. 63
Flushing Avenue, Unit 283, Brooklyn, NY 11205; 718-624-4900;
Up Sticks dining table
Express your inner child with the playful Pick Up Sticks
dining table, with a circle or rectangle of clear glass
topping a rust-finished iron base. End and drink tables and a
console complete the collection. 99 Armour Drive, Atlanta, GA
30324; 800-334-8701; piercemartin.com.
Aláxi is Greek for change, and the Alaxi fabric collection
lets you flip-flop from small dots to large. Small-scale Gone
Dotty and substantial Dots and Spots are both cotton-viscose
blends that come in four colorways, including Redwood. 1010
West 2610 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84119; 800-453-5777; alaxifabrics.com.
modular storage system
Piero Lissoni's lacquered particleboard Sistema modular
storage system has expanded. Added to the line's cabinets are
CD holders, compartments with flip-up doors, and sliding doors
that are mirrored or perforated. Available in red as well as
four new colors. 152 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10012;
When displayed en masse, designer Tarsicio Colzani's Stars
mirrors give off an effervescent retro vibe. Their ash frames,
stained wengé or gray, come in diameters of 8, 12, or 16
inches. Eurotrend, 580 Broadway, 904, New York, NY 10012;
Literally extending accessibility for health-care IT
workstations, the aluminum Pterodactyl extension arm has a
7-foot reach—but protrudes just 3 inches when retracted. 400
Collier MacMillon Drive, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 7P3, Canada;
Share office system
Bridging the divide between furniture and architecture, the
Alt Share office system combines work surfaces in tan, silver,
or gray laminate particleboard and partitions in aluminum and
steel. All are easy to dismantle and recycle. 203 North
LaSalle Street, Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60601; 312-917-6200;
The T4 Point-of-Care cart masters technology and ergonomics
for health-care environments. Essentially a mobile computer
console, it's made of aluminum, with steel and plastic
components, and features push and pull handles on all sides to
serve patients with limited mobility. The castors handle
carpet and hard floors. 11 East 26th Street, 8th Floor, New
York, NY 10010; 800-400-0625; humanscale.com.
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Pierluigi Cerri, the designer responsible for Prada's
corporate identity, has brought his fashion sensibility to the
world of hardware with the Fusital collection. This H 350 door
lever coordinates with window handles, pulls, escutcheons, and
lock sets, all produced in polished or satin chrome. 150 East
58th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10155; 877-326-2565; vallievalli.com.
Carpet maven Stephanie Odegard reveals her international
flair with the introduction of the Jali panel, named for the
Arabic word. The perforated marble element, hand-carved to
order in India, comes in white, black, and green for use as a
window screen, countertop, or backsplash. 200 Lexington
Avenue, Suite 1206, New York, NY 10016; 212-545-0069; odegardinc.com.
Ward Bennett's H-Frame from 1963 just got an update.
Originally designed with a stainless-steel frame and marble
top, the two-tier table now comes with a steel frame finished
in satin or smoked chrome, while top options have expanded to
six types of marble and 25 different wood veneers. 6095 Fulton
Industrial Boulevard SW, Atlanta, GA 30336; 800-444-8812; geigerintl.com.
Boje Estermann's ingenious strainer caters to those with
tiny kitchens. It stands at 51/3 inches when fully open, then
collapses to an unobtrusive 11/4 inches for storage. Offered
in red, green, yellow, and black rubber, with a bottom grate
in stainless steel. 98 Strandboulevarden, 2100 Copenhagen
East, Denmark; 45-35-55-44-59; normann-copenhagen.com.
Swedish simplicity meets contemporary flair in the crisp
patterns and colors of these pillows covered in a cotton-linen
blend. Choose the Medaljong pattern, solids with or without
knitted frill, or more than 40 other styles. P.O. Box 248,
Madison, MS 39130; 601-853-2647; swedishinspiration.com.
platform bed and bench
The shape of Mario Bellini's Marilyn platform bed and bench
recalls their namesake's figure or, perhaps, lips. The bed's
slat base is divided into halves that can be individually
adjusted for firmness. The leather bed and bench upholstery,
removable for cleaning, comes in 20 colors including Diva Red.
642 Rue de Courcelle, Suite 100, Montreal, Quebec H4C 3C5,
Canada; 888-356-8233; flou.it.
A decoupage Marilyn Monroe emblazons Zero's Décollage
sideboard. Mimmo Rotella and Marco Ferreri employed a
heat-transfer process to adhere the paper images—adapted from
cinematic moments, posters, and magazine headlines. This 4
1/2-foot-long galvanized-steel beauty belongs to a collection
of three- and four-door sideboards, three- and six-drawer
dressers, a console in two lengths, and open and closed
shelving. Each of the 99 limited-edition pieces is numbered
and signed. 85 Industrial Circle, Lincoln, RI 02865;
Taking a page from Kelly Wearstler's style book, fellow
SoCal designer Kenneth Wong applies his talent for graphics to
the Links shower curtain, one of six modern patterns offered.
The curtain is vibrant, waterproof, machine-washable
polyester; hooks are included. 1933 South Broadway, Suite 302,
Los Angeles, CA 90007; 888-758-7458; plush-living.com.
This professionally installed walk-in wine vault converts
72 square feet of floor space into storage for more than a
thousand bottles. The fragrant redwood racks inside can be
configured exclusively for inventory (for a capacity of 1,100
bottles) or for both storage and tasting (for a capacity of
1,031 bottles). Wine stays at a consistent 55 degrees
Fahrenheit thanks to a self-calibrating temperature probe.
Appliance Park, Louisville, KY 40225; 502-452-7819; monogram.com.
Bubble Rock makes terrific eye candy. The square, round,
and trapezoidal shapes comprise a double-paneled
pine-and-poplar frame covered by elastic straps of covered
rubber and polyurethane foam. The pieces can be covered in an
array of fabric or leather, or the customer's own material.
Strada del Cavolto, I-22040 Anzano del Parco (CO), Italy;
Influenced by the French designer Jean Prouvé, Palmer
Hargrave's Cabot Swing Arm is an elegantly utilitarian plug-in
sconce with a brass shade and hinged arm. It's available in a
range of metallic finishes, and its electrical cord is wrapped
in vintage-style twisted cloth. 308 West Mill, Plainville, KS
67663; 785-434-2011; palmerhargrave.com.
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Part and Clear
The refined, natural look this company is known for is now
even easier to bring into the office with a new range of
precision-crafted wire-management accessories: Busy, which is
freestanding; Part, which also acts as a privacy panel; and
the hanging Clear, which clamps to the desktop. All are of
powdercoated, folded aluminum and are offered in an array of
colors. Through Cornell + Munzer, 431 NE 94th Street, Miami
Shores, FL 33138; 305-757-5882; e15.com.
The clean simplicity of Raul Barbieri's brushed-steel coat
rack enhances its sculptural appeal. The 70-inch-high,
21-inch-wide piece sits on casters and can be ordered in
either 471/4- or 63-inch-long versions. The hat grid-iron is
optional. 7 Via Edison Cusago, Milano I 20090, Italy;
The Free armchair has all the right angles. Reminiscent of
1960's mod designs, the sleek wings and arms are ready to
enfold the sitter in a comfortable origami. The swivel
pedestal base in chrome sports adjustable feet for uneven
floors. Upholstered in fire-retardant polyurethane foam, the
piece can be covered in any color Kvadrat fabric or in
leather, as well as in the customer's own material. Through
Property, 14 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013; 917-237-0123;
They're officially called sculptural textiles, and they can
be used for personal accessories as well as for upholstery.
Bump's surface is inspired by nature's purest shape—the egg.
The repeated motif of round protrusions results in a
satisfying texture and pattern. Bump is made of molded
polyethylene and comes in 24-by-24-inch panels in black,
champagne, graphite, and ivory. Custom colors are an option.
28 Selkirk Road, Providence, RI 02905; 401-467-7104; andreavalentini.com.
This six-light gilt iron–and–crystal chandelier from this
historic French manufacturer offers opulence with a light
touch. Sprouting crystal leaves and coiling gilt vines add
just the right amount of flourish to the incandescent candles.
Through Agostino Antiques, 979 Third Avenue, New York, NY
10022; 212-421-8820; agostinoantiques.com.
You'll swoon over the graceful lines of the Heron table.
Sculpted by hand in solid walnut or cherry, its top is
embellished with a highly figured crotch grain. It can also be
made in custom sizes. 85 State Street, Asheville, NC 28806;
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