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Solid Surfacing

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; icestone.biz.

Pick 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.

Silver State
Alaxi fabric collection

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.

Sistema 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; 212-966-0669; cappellini.it.

Stars mirrors

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; 800-689-1020; eurotrendusa.com.

Pterodactyl extension arm

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; 800-263-8901; mediamounts.com.

Okamura Corporation
Alt 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; okamura.co.jp.

T4 Point-of-Care cart

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.

Valli & Valli
Fusital collection

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.

Jali panel

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.

Geiger International

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.

Normann Copenhagen

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.

Soederberg International

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.

Marilyn 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.

Décollage sideboard

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; 888-822-9376; zero-system.com.

Plush Living
Links shower curtain

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.

Wine vault

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.

Living Divani
Bubble Rock

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; 39-031-630-954; livingdivani.it.

Dessin Fournir
Cabot Swing Arm

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.

e15 Design + Distribution
Busy, 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.

Brushed-steel coat rack

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; 39-0290-39-0013; rexite.it.

Free armchair

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; propertyfurniture.com.

Andrea Valentini

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.

Brian Fireman
Heron table

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; 828-712-6660; brianfiremandesign.com.

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